3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Durability and price best sums it up.
I bought a new bike last summer that came with these mounted on them. I will be the first to admit, I've never been a huge fan of Michelin tires. Thought they were fragile. I took the Lithion 2's off and put on my go fast tires for the rest of the summer. In the fall when leaves and twigs started to fall, I opted to put the L2's back on figuring I'd cut them all up and put my usual off-season tire on. I was pleasantly surprised!!!
In cycling, as in life, there are certain trade offs. In the case of the off-season training tire, there is the three legged stool of durability, price, and performance. IMHO, the Lition 2 finds a balance of the three. You can get tires with greater durability and comparable performance, but they cost twice as much. You can find tires which are more durable for around the same price, but they feel like they are made out of cement.
Conti's prices have escalated to the point where I can go through two pairs of these and be ahead of the game in $$ and miles. (Although I've yet to see anything wear like a Conti, it doesn't have twice the life of these.)
The only downside I've seen so far is they were a bear to get over my Fulcrum wheels.
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