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Michelin
Lithion 2 Tire

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Break your personal records, not the bank.

Michelin's puncture-resistance Lithion 2 Tire also has a great ride feel at an affordable price. The tire is made using four overlapping 60 tpi ESC (extra supple casings), which improve its suppleness and performance. The Silica-based tread with a smooth center and chevron shoulder rubber improves grip when cornering. Folding tire. 210 grams

 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

 

Threads Per Inch: 60 TPI

 

Made in: Thailand 

Black/Dark Grey - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Min Pressure: 87 PSI

Max Pressure: 116 PSI

Black/Red - 700c x 23mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Min Pressure: 87 PSI

Max Pressure: 116 PSI

Black/Blue - 700c x 23mm

Width: 23 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Min Pressure: 87 PSI

Max Pressure: 116 PSI

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A good tire and affordable
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
outside west Austin, Tx
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I use a bike instead of a car and living out away from town I can rack up miles just running errands.

The tires handle well and I ride no matter what the weather is. I had been using the Krylon Carbon tires but I am having trouble finding them for a good price and I am trying the Lithion 2s. They handle well in the rain at higher speeds (40 mph on descents), plus in cross winds (20 kts gusting 40 kts). I did have a piece of road trash cut a about a 316 hole in my sidewall and then into the tube. The sidewalls are thin compared to the Carbons, nonetheless, I patched the cut with Gorilla Tape in the inside sidewall and now have a few hundred miles on the tire. The tires still handle great with even with a ugly cut.

This summer I will probably be riding on our normal 135 degrees F surface black top temps and it will be interesting to see how they do. My average miles per year in the last 17 varies from 6500 to 8500 miles a year and most years very little flat riding.

Reviewed 6/16/2017
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Heavier than advertised, but quality tire
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by michael
Cycling Enthusiast
mi

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.

Reviewed 11/19/2017
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Good ride feel, puncture resistant, but hard as hell to put on
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Washington, DC

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.

Reviewed 11/16/2017
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Michelin Man loves bikes
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by ILeftNJ
Cycling Enthusiast
Lancaster, Pa
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 8/14/2017
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An inexpensive alternative for recreational road riding
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
New York metro area
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

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.

Reviewed 10/31/2013
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Solid tire for the money
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by CCL
Cycling Enthusiast
PDX
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Bought these tires about 5 months ago and I've put about a 1000 miles into them.

No flats and good grip. Also, I've been running lower pressures (80-90 psi) reliably.

Good performance tires and a great value. Would rate 5 but it needs at least another 1k miles to earn it.

Reviewed 10/19/2013
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Great trainer
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Minneapolis, MN
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I wouldn't race on this tire but it's a great tire that's reasonably fast and puncture resistant. Good looking tire too with color options for matching, if you're into that.

Reviewed 2/8/2013
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Michelin Lithion 2 tires
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Sparks, NV
3 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

These tires are very smooth on the road. I can also put them on my rims without tools.

Not too good in puncture resistance! I flatted 15 miles into my first ride on them and 5 miles into my second. I only ride my road bike on streets and maintained bike paths

Reviewed 10/16/2012
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Training tire
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by Merlin
Cycling Enthusiast
Texas
2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

This is a great training tire. Not for riding on the trainer, but outdoors when you aren't racing.

Good price and a good feel.

Reviewed 7/16/2012
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Excellent road training tire
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by Physicyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Ventura, Ca
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

The Lithion 2 tire runs smoothly, corners like on a rail, and has a supple road feel. The tire has average resistance to cuts and thorns. Overall, it represents an excellent value versus performance relationship.

Reviewed 1/20/2012
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Have been using thse tires for general riding for several years with great results.
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by MEBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Auburn Maine
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Michelin for bikes and cars, never disappointed.

Reviewed 6/28/2018
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Durable long lasting tire.
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by SE Okie biker
Cycling Enthusiast
rural SE OK

I really like the durability of these tires. I ride on rural roads that are oil and chip (large chips) and are quite rough. I have only had one flat when I was leaning on a turn and hit a piece of gravel. These tires are long wearing too, just replaced my back tire after about three years

Reviewed 6/2/2018
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Super tire!
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by Joni
Salt Lake City

My standard tire that I order over and over again. Great value.

Reviewed 5/21/2018
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Good all-around, every day tire
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by Rich Ries
Cycling Enthusiast
Madison, IN
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I've been running these for a while now. They're not stellar at anything but above average at everything. I also get lots of miles from them, which makes them a good value.

Reviewed 5/4/2017
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Great tires
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by Love2ride
Cycling Enthusiast
Troy, NC
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Love the bright colors on this tire! I bought blue to match my new bar tape!

I put them on myself and found they fit the rim snugly.

I also found that they handle really well on various road conditions drizzle, rain, poor country roads, etc.

Only been on these tires for a month or so, but so far well worth the money.

Reviewed 1/18/2017
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Good durable tire
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by Anonymous
ct
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

After going through a couple of the top racing tires and experiencing fatal punctures very early on in their lives, I came upon the Lithion 2. I have found that I get two seasons of heavy riding out of them without a flat. They strike a good balance between performance and durability.

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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excellent tire
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by cycling addict
Cycling Enthusiast
Sebastopol, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Have used these tires since they first came out. Get around 2500 miles on the back and twice that on the front.

Why pay more ?

Reviewed 1/14/2017
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Michelin Tires
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by Donald Hutchinson
SoCal
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I'm very happy with my tires purchased.

I've had them for several months, 800 miles, and never had to add air. The red color adds a sharp look to my red bike. Next time I need tires I'll buy them again. Thanks

Reviewed 1/3/2017
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Decided to try a different tire than what I have been using
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by Fai
Cycling Enthusiast
Peoria, IL

I needed to replace my tires after logging in more than 5K miles on the Vittoria Rubino Pro. I came across the Michelin Lithion 2 which was on sale. From the description, it sounds like it would need my need of a high tread count tire which offer good handling in wet pavements. I really like these tires as they are tacky on light crush gravel roads compared to the Rubino Pro. Will get another set when it's time for replacement.

Reviewed 1/6/2017
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Style and performance in one package
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by tiredlegs
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I was hesitant to buy these because I had no experience with mounting a fold up type tire. A little extra effort and a few extra minutes was all it took to make these beauties my new favorite.

Reviewed 12/30/2016
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