Michelin Lithion 2 Clincher Road Tyre
Michelin Lithion 2 Clincher Road Tyre Customer Reviews
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Great set of michelins5
Ordered a set of Michelin lithion2's shipped to USA. Arrived in about a week and "Wow" what a great tire for an awesome price. They're smooth rolling,fast,good gripping and tough tires. Dealing with PBK has been a wonderful experience; great product and good service.Report this review
Good road tire4
Bought these to replace a pair of used Pro3. I think they are a little slower but better for long road rides. They do good with micro cuts.
Not the prettiest tire out there but I'll buy another set.
This tire, for the price, is a very good buy. I have been using it for 2 years for training. Last year, I did +/- 3000 km with them. Lithion 2 can also do the job in race but they are not the fastest.Report this review
Tires roll very well. The value is excellent. The only issue is that they wear a little fastReport this review
I switched to these after wearing out my Michelin Krylion Carbon's and I'm in love with them for an affordable race/training tire. They look awesome, perform really well and seem to have good flat protection. Mounting them was a little bit challenging because they the bead kept slipping off of the rim but it wasn't too hard to do and didn't cause too much of a hassle for me so it's not a deal breaker. Overall they can't be beaten for performance to price.Report this review
Great all around tire4
You can't beat the Lithion for cost versus performance. Long lasting but suitable for racing. The best of both worlds. The last set I had wore to the cords and a few years with no issues.Report this review
Adding more to first review5
After a good spring to summer season.
This tyre has had no punctures. I have enjoyed some off road where the Swiss Mountains met tracks that were not full paved or tarmacked. It has never had punctures, I am overly impressed.
However, after doing a few others, adding it to my other bikes. I found a great means to fit these tyres.
1. Use baby talc powder on the inner tubes. Place them in first fully talc'd up. This then aided the facilitation of new tyre to the rim.
2. Problem solved.
Great value for money tyre that seems to last, last and outlast whilst staying reliable. Puncture resistance with enough grip.
I bought a cx bike as my first venture into road biking so I needed to replace the stock rubber from the 30mm tires that were on there. I got these because of the good previous reviews and they were on sale, got a set for around $30 delivered.
I've ridden about 500 miles on them so far and they have been great. Roll nicely, no punctures yet (I had a pinch flat but that was my fault) and they come in different colors (I got the yellows to match the frame). I took them on a crushed limestone trail and didn't have a problem. If you're looking for a budget tire to train/beat on, I would highly recommend these and packaging seems to indicate that they are still produced in France, since some people were worried about them moving their production to the east. I could be wrong there though.
Pressures too low3
These tires seem to roll ok and for the price the weight is ok. The biggest issue with them is the pressure. The have a maximum inflation pressure of 116psi which is too low. Combined bike a rider weight is under 80kg and still the tire feels so soft that is like I have a flat. I was constantly checking that the tire wasn't deflating further.Report this review
Less than 50 miles on Chicago streets, two flats within a week, one on each tire. Flat #1 (front) was a tiny piece of glass which went straight through the tire. Flat #2 (rear) was a light-weight office staple, straight through the tire.
Both were slow leaks, not immediate due to the tiny size of the objects that easily permeated the surface of these tires. In both cases I returned to my bike to find a complete flat, and then discovered the cause upon changing the tube.
Not really sure what to say about these tires. i thought they were an inexpensive substitute for the far more expensive Continental line (Gatorskins, 4-season, etc). But, the flats, and the causes of the flats, say otherwise.