With the first few pedal strokes you can tell the Power Competition is a light, fast tyre. It’s impossible to quantify something like rolling resistance based on feel, but the sensation of quality race tyres is tangible — and quite evident with Michelin’s latest clincher.
I tested the tyres on a Giant Propel and deep Profile Design carbon clinchers, which stacks the deck a bit. But the tyres feel great when accelerating and at speed.
Pumped to 95psi, the tyres’ grip was tenacious. Michelin had Team Elevate guide a group of three journalists on a rollercoaster stretch of road northwest of Austin, Texas, which offered a nice variation of hard, tight turns over sharply undulating tarmac. With the Propel set to my normal measurements, I felt right at home, happy to dive blindly through any corner on the locals’ wheels.
I tested the tyres on two rides outside of Austin, Texas
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