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Michelin Power tyre line boasts low rolling resistance, high puncture protection

Michelin Power tyre line boasts low rolling resistance, high puncture protection

Michelin claims its new Power line is faster and stronger than previous tires French tyre giant Michelin will be rolling out a new line of Power tyres April 1, which come with claims of improved rolling resistance, grip and puncture protection compared to the current line of PRO4 tyres.

There are three new tyres for the global market, plus a fourth, presumably for the gravel market, that will only be sold in North America.

Aimed at racers, the forthcoming Power Competition comes will claims of a 10-watt power gain over the PRO4 Service Course, based on a test at Wheel Energy. Michelin claims this could save a rider 85 seconds over 40km at 35kph with a total bike/rider weight of 70kg (and an unspecified CdA). Claimed weight is 195g for a 23mm tyre and 215g for a 25mm model.

The Power Endurance is stronger than the PRO4 Endurance tyre, with "up to 20 percent additional protection against punctures," Michelin claims. Claimed weights are 220g (23mm), 230g (25mm) and 255g (28mm).

The Power All Season is a wet conditions tyre, one-upping the Michelin PRO4 Grip with "up to 15 percent extra grip" than that current tyre, according to Michelin. Claimed weights range from 235g […]

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