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.