Michelin Lithion 2 tyres review

Excellent training tyres at a reasonable price

michelin lithion 2 tyres
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Michelin Lithion 2 tyres are good all-rounders at a very competitive price. They offer excellent puncture protection, good grip round the corners and fairly low rolling resistance, although they force you to stay in the saddle when climbing in the wet.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent value

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    Decent rolling resistance

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    Good puncture protection

Reasons to avoid
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    Grip could be better when climbing in wet

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If there’s one thing that I’d think twice about skimping on when buying components for my bike, it’s tyres. However, the Michelin Lithion 2 tyres show that you don’t have to break the bank to find half-decent tyres that won’t leave you standing at the side of the road fixing endless punctures.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.