Recently, we got our hands on the Michelin Power Competition tyre, and were very impressed with it’s composed liveliness, speed and great grip in dry weather – a great summer tyre. Now, we’ve got a set of All Season tyres shod to our test rig, so were interested to see if the Power family’s genetics are recognisable in Michelin’s all-weather tyre.
So how exactly do the tyres match up? Both use Michelin’s latest technology to reduce rolling resistance, to save you effort as you ride. On the All Season rubber, you can expect a saving of up to five watts on the 25c size we had on test (compared to the existing Pro4 Grip tyre), whereas the Competition could save you up to ten (compared to the old Pro4 Service Course).
However, naturally the tyres aren’t created equal, with the Competition geared up as a race tyre and the All Season as a hardy winter/foul weather rubber. It’s in the new Grip compound and tread where the All Season is mightily impressive, improving grip levels by a claimed 15 per cent on slippery surfaces.