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Michelin Lithion 2 Road Tire

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The Michelin Lithion 2 Tire features performance and durability at a great price. This puncture-resistant tire is composed of four overlapped 60 TPI ESC (extra supple casings), improving the suppleness and performance of this tire, while the Silica-based tread with a smooth center and chevron shoulder rubber improves cornering grip. Folding tire. 210 grams.

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Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

RimSize: 622 mm

Threads Per Inch: 60 TPI

Made in: Thailand 

Black/Dark Grey - 700c x 23mm

Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

Mfg PartNum: 10507 

Width: 23 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Min Pressure: 87 PSI

Max Pressure: 116 PSI

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Reviewed 1/29/2017
by B''ham Biker
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Bellingham, WA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Very Good Tire for Price

These are now my favorite tire on my road bike. Previously ran Conti Gatorskins 70023s because they are bulletproof, especially in winter with road grit sticking to the tires. However, I have been pleasantly surprised by these Michelin 70025s. They seem to be impervious to cuts and sharp rocks, Michelin has came up with a rubber compound that wears like iron. I really like the 25s over the 23s , they help smooth out the minor vibrations from the road. Warning, these 70025s are a little oversized compared to Contis and they have very little clearance on my Specialized Allez. Need to lower pressure a little to slip them between the brake shoes without changing adjustments too much. Got them on special at BTD, very good price!

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Reviewed 5/4/2017
by Rich Ries
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Madison, IN
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Good all-around, every day tire

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.

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Reviewed 1/18/2017
by Love2ride
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Troy, NC
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires

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.

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good durable tire

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.

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Reviewed 1/14/2017
by cycling addict
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Sebastopol, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
excellent tire

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 ?

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Reviewed 1/3/2017
by Donald Hutchinson
SoCal
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Michelin Tires

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

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Reviewed 1/6/2017
by Fai
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Peoria, IL
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Decided to try a different tire than what I have been using

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.

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Reviewed 12/30/2016
by tiredlegs
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Style and performance in one package

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.

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Reviewed 7/3/2016
by Anonymous
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Sacremento CA
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0 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Disappointed

300 hundred miles and I got my first flat and then I realize that the back tire whas already worn out.

I have to replace them. YUK!

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Reviewed 4/1/2016
by Eric
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Southern Colorado
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Nice tire at a good price

Bought a pair of these in 700x23 size to replace the cheap stock tires that came with my bike. It was a bit of a wrestling match installing them. Popped a tube due to a pinch (It went off like a .22!)- the solution was to install smaller diameter 18-23 mm tubes. They fit right in with no pinch troubles.

Really sharp looking color (blue) and what I feel is a substantial flat resistant tread down the center. Really stoked about these!

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Reviewed 11/19/2015
by rlabus
Cycling Enthusiast
northwest indiana
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tire

What a great tire 450 miles no flats rides smooth and handles well.

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Reviewed 7/15/2015
by Born2Roam
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Madison, IN
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Maybe the best all-'rounder out there, check bridge clearance

I love the 23 versions on my road bike and bought these for my Bianchi Volpe, which is my primary winter bike and gravel ride bike in summer. The Lithion 2 25s replaced Kenda K193 Kwest 35s from the winter. Of course these are faster than far fatter CX tires, but they're MUCH faster, corner with tenacity, offer a super-smooth ride quality, roll happily over pavement and gravel and rocks, and after the first couple of hundred miles show great resistance to both puncture and wear. I originally bought these for my Fuji road bike, but the profile is too tall and they wouldn't quite clear the seatstay bridge so I mounted them without any problem on the Bianchi. (Height from the mounting guide ring to the top of the crown is 24.5 mm.) I had a 50% success rate going tubeless. (SunRingle CR18 rims, double layer of Stan's tape, Conti Revo sealant.) Front wheel set up perfectly the first time, rear wheel never sealed properly even after multiple re-tries. Went back to tubes. Love these tires and will continue to use the 25s on my Bianchi while looking for lower-profile 25s for my Fuji.

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Reviewed 5/11/2015
by IronMan
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SW PA
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
I love the 25s.

Michelin is My brand. I liked the old PRO 2. But I had one panic stop that took an incredible amount of rubber off the tire. (I stopped and that was good.) So I went to Lithion 23s for better wear and a lower cost. The fracking industry is breaking up the roads in SW PA and the 23s were not dampening the road chatter. I went to Lithion 2 25s and no more problems. In the Northeast I got some flack about my fat rubber tires when I started. But, I managed to ride with some pretty fast bikers and the snickers stopped. I think these tires roll well and I have not had many flats. The 23s seemed prone to pinch flats at times. The lower air pressure in these make for a better ride at no loss of speed. I switched all my road bikes over to these.

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Reviewed 2/5/2015
by Monterey Retiree
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Monterey, CA
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0 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Two new tires blew off my front and rear rims within 150 miles

Within 50 miles of installation, a minute after giving my front tire a few pumps up to 95 pounds, the tire blew off the rim with a bang. I was not on the bike, I was putting away the pump. The rear tire blew out while I was slowly ascending a hill after descending several miles quite rapidly. I felt a rubbing from the rear for two revolutions and then the tube blew. Apparently the folding bead is not gripped securely, at least by my older original rims on a 1990 Specialized Allez. In both cases the tube came out of the rims under the tire and blew open several inches along the seams of new tubes.

Since no one else mentions this problem, I will consider it the result of my particular rimtire combination. But it frightened me enough to purchase a new set of Hutchinsons to replace these tires with only 150 miles on them.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments
We are sorry to hear about your tire blowing! Sometimes if the tire doesn't seat properly, the tube becomes pinched, causing a violent "pop". That "pop" can happen immediately after installation or miles later; however as long as the tire and wheel ISO match and the tire is seated, both a proper folding and wired bead will work perfectly. We have an excellent returns and warranty program here at BTD and next time this happens, please contact us at 1-800-682-0570 or [email protected] and we'll help you out! Best, Jeremy BTD
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Reviewed 1/8/2015
by PacNW Cyclist
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Snohomish, WA
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Hold up well

Typically I was on Service Course or Pro 4 tires, however, I thought I'd try these out to save some money. I'm happy with the switch, but I'm also light on miles so far.

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Reviewed 12/15/2014
by born2roam
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Madison, IN
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Top tier performance at second tier pricing

I confess a brand bias to Michelin, but that doesn't always dictate my buying choices. Of the 12 or 15 pairs of tires I have on bikes at any given time, there's likely to be 12 or 15 different brands. But as a repeat buyer I come back to Michelin more often than any other brand, and the Lithion 2 illustrates why. These tires are lighter than all but racing tires, wear well, corner predictably, brake with authority, and accelerate briskly. Mounting is easy and they resist punctures well. Lithion 2s provide the performance of more expensive tires at the price of lesser models.

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Reviewed 6/28/2018
by MEBiker
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Auburn Maine
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Have been using thse tires for general riding for several years with great results.

Michelin for bikes and cars, never disappointed.

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Reviewed 6/2/2018
by SE Okie biker
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rural SE OK
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Durable long lasting tire.

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

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Reviewed 5/21/2018
by Joni
Salt Lake City
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Super tire!

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

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Reviewed 6/12/2014
by 702rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Las Vegas, NV
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Durable and Smooth

Michelin Lithion 2 has to be my favorite clincher tires. Besides the economical price, I found these tires to be so trustworthy. I clocked in over 5000 miles on my first pairs, during my commute and weekend rides and performed wonderfully with only a couple of punctures. I found them more durable than Pro4 and definitely way more than 4000s.

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