The new Michelin Power Competition tyre is now available.
The tubular tyre combines aramid-reinforced cotton with a latex innertube for efficiency and durability. Its new tread compound is derived from the Michelin Power range to deliver efficiency and grip on dry and wet roads, while Hi-Density Protek cross-laid strengthening provides additional protection against punctures.
It is the latest addition to the Michelin Power range and was engineered to “meet the demands of exacting cyclists due to its combination of energy efficiency, grip and durability”.
The Michelin Power Competition was raced throughout 2018 by pro-cycling outfit Cofidis Solutions Crédits and its maiden campaign harvested 54 podium finishes in extreme conditions, including 21 victories. The team will ride these tyres at the upcoming 2019 Tour de France.
Ulrike Ristau-Hutter, bicycle tyre division manager at Michelin, said: “Cofidis hit the ground running and won races from the start of last season. The comments from the rides were that they feel safe, reassured and confident.
“This partnership marks our return to topflight racing and road cycle racing’s most prominent events. We are delighted with what we have achieved together and with all the wins we have notched up as a result.”
Cédric Vasseur, team manager, Cofidis Solutions Crédits, said: “We have worked successfully with Michelin to produce a tubular tyre that is not only energy-efficient but also reliable when it comes to guarding against punctures.
“One of the keys to its success has been taking care of tyre pressures. It feels like riding on a cushion of air, and we don’t pick up any punctures!”
Available sizes: 28’-23’’mm/28’’- 25’’mm/28’’- 28’’mm. Retailers interested in becoming a Michelin stockist should contact Silverfish on 01752 843882 or by email via email@example.com.
Earlier this year, Michelin announced Silverfish as the new distributor of its bike ranges throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland in a new partnership deal.