I bought these for deal of day) for a Trek USPS bike I plan to sell, so I haven't ridden them. They look to be a good tire. My only complaint is they are listed at 210g, but when they arrived the Michelin pkg says 220g, & I weighed them at 240g. But for average road riding they look to be a great buy.
Switched over to these tires as I've begun commuting by bike and am not always riding on kind surfaces for a typical road tire. These feel way more stout and puncture resistant than my previous tires, but despite their extra thickness, the ride has been comfortable and I have not noticed much difference from my previous slicks. The only complaint I have is these were a real pain in the ass to get on my rims. Took me a lot longer than previous tires to get them on and took all my strength and lever action to finally get them in place. Once on, they fit great - needless to say they are a tight fit. I hope they are as puncture resistant as they claim, because these will not be fun to fix while out on the road.
I use the Lithion for my rear tire with a Pro 3 or 4 on the fromt, I've used this combination for a couple of years now and it works great. They also look the same, so you don't have to worry about using 2 different tires. The lithion is more puncture resistant and wears well.
These have been great training tires for me. I can run them at lower pressures and rarely have issues with punctures. The best parts are that they are a great price (half the price of Gatorskins) and mount easily on slightly-oversized rims.
Fast group rides, Jr races, commuting. groups well, wears very well, seems to not flat until 2000 Mile's or so of wear. Comfort is just shy of top tier tires, at 1/3 the price. Out lives gp4000 by a long ways.
Tires look very good once mounted. They come all folded up and have a mind of their own until you get them on the rim. I am very pleased with the first 400 miles of riding across North Carolina. My week ride ended when I hit a pothole at 22 mph. The tires did not flat, but the rim was bent! Good Tires!
I use these tires on my road-bike. I usually ride them for 700 to 1000 miles and only change them because I know I am supposed to. These tires are durable and roll well! They are great training tires.
I have used the brand on my cars for many years. Cycling being a newer obsession I added them to my cycling gear. The Lithion 2 Tire I feel performs extremely well under many conditions. Durable and light for a reasonable price.
My track bike came with some crappy as Kenda 700x23c tires and they were s. I've had a blowout on my rear which then led to me replacing it with a Vittoria Zaffario. Not the best tire of course but I needed something cheap to get me back riding. A year after, I found a really good wheel set for $50 instead of paying $200 for them. New rims meant having new tires. I was thinking of getting some gatorskins since I've heard really great feedback from them but I found them to be a little pricey . Luckily, I found these Michelins and these are honestly the best tires I've had. I was even able to lower the price of these tires at $14.99!!! They're puncture resistant and I really like how they grip when cornering. They really do dampen up the road when riding )
Besides being excellent tires, I also ordered 700x25 instead of 700x23 for a noticeably better ride. With 19 pounds of less max tire pressure, the choppy vibration on less than smooth roads yielded less strain on the hands and body in general. I am recommending them to my riding partners.
Great tire for the value, so far over 200 miles, no flats, good cornering, nice traction in wet weather. Only down side is the lower tire pressure, at 8.5 bars max, would be nice to increase psi. Tires still look in great shape.
Great value. I train 150-270 miles per week and go through a lot of tires. I got tried of buying expensive ones that lasted a bit longer but got blown out once in a while even when fairly new with metal or other debris on the roads. This tire is perfect for training and even some minimal low key racing
The Lithion 2 has decent flat resistance. It allows for a good road feel, and gives a comfortable ride. It's not a race weight tire, but it performs well in club ride situations. At 180 lbs, I'm no lightweight but can ride a pair of these for over 2,500 miles without a thought.
Got these on a special and recently hit a curb going 20 mph and took a fall.. thought for sure tire would have gone flat and only thing messed up was me ...lol
Awesome tires !!