Michelin Power Competition tyres review

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Overall these are very impressive, fast tyres that are also reasonably priced. It's nice that our own testing backs up the marketing claims too

Reasons to buy
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    Light weight

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    Fast Rolling

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    Well priced

Reasons to avoid
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    Wet weather grip not quite up with the best

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We still rate the Michelin Power Competition tyres amongst our favourites and Michelin claims low rolling resistance too, which is backed up by our own testing. Coming in at around 200g, they’re light and we’ve found they offer excellent durability. It may be among the few road tyres yet to offer a tubeless option, but we’ve awarded the Power Competition an Editor’s Choice award as one of our favourite components we’ve used in 2018.

Most of Michelin's annual R&D spend of €700m goes into car tyres, where rolling resistance can account for up to 20 per cent of fuel consumption. The technology developed for cars, including silica-based tread compounds, has been incorporated into its range of Power cycle tyres and Michelin claims impressive results.

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