The Michelin tread patterns suit the style of cruising and hard cornering I'm used to as an old school rider. They're tight and round for positive contact. Coming down a hill into a fast turn without scrubbing off speed makes the next rise that much quicker. A center ridge has always seemed to have low rolling resistance and a quick response for dodging whatever. I've got this tire on the front. The 25-622 really is a 25mm width. Paired with a Continental Grand Prix 5000 on the rear (a 30-622 that's 28mm wide), the Michelin looks sleek and substantial. The foldable bead seated solidly, worth the effort to get the visible line to rise into place. A black marker pared down the big logos that came on both tires.
I have been a long time rider, and my tire of choice is Michelin. I have a lot of experience with the Michelin Lithion 2 road tires, and this is the replacement version of the Lithion series. It seems to be at least as good as the Lithion 2, and I really like the look of the red sidewall. I have about 300 miles on this new tire, and it seems to be very durable, and so far no punctures. Future problems withstanding, this will be my new go-to tire for daily training and club riding.
I was having trouble with flat tires riding as much as I do from May to November. Small glass shards were getting through and puncturing the tube until I found the Michelin Lithion 3 Road Tire. I put in 4000 outside miles and had 8 flats this year which 7 more than I have been averaging over the years. This tire has not had a flat since I put them on in early August! A little heavier but worth it for the protection!