CX/Gravel Tire Test: Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR 40

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  • Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is best)
Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR 40 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Challenge Getaway is a medium knob-height gravel bike tire with closely spaced knobs in the center and a more open tread pattern along the edge of the tire. This type of gravel bike tire should serve a wide range of conditions as it will still be fast on tarmac while offering reasonable grip when hitting some light off-road conditions or gravel roads.


The Challenge Pro HTLR (Handmade tubeless-ready) versions are their most high-end products, and they generally do very well in our tests. We already tested the HTLR version of the Strada Bianca Pro (read our review) a couple of months back and found it to be one of the best performing gravel bike tires out there. As the Getaway Pro HTLR is very similar to the Strada Bianca Pro HTLR, we have high expectations.


As the Challenge Strada Bianca is a near-slick gravel bike tire, we're very interested in comparing it to the Getaway to see how the knobby tread affects performance. We've tested the 40-622 version of the Getaway Pro HTLR, and we'll compare it to the 36-622 version of the Strada Bianca Pro HTLR and a bunch of other tires from competing brands.


Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand Challenge
Model Getaway Pro HTLR
Year 2022
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range Very High
Buy At
Manufacturer part number 00570
EAN8855627005707
TPI 260
Compound
Bead Folding
ETRTO 40-622
Specified Weight 460 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 45
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 36-622 (700x36c)
40-622 (700x40c)

Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR 40 Test Results

Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR 40  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


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Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements
Specified Weight 460 grams
Measured Weight 457 grams
Measured Width Casing 38 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 39 mm
Measured Height 37 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 1.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Center (excluding knobs) 2.20 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members Only
All size measurements are taken at low air pressure on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results
Inner Tube Conti Cross28 (160 gr)
Measured Width 38 mm
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 66 psi/4.6 bar
33-35 = 60 psi/4.1 bar
36-38 = 54 psi/3.7 bar
39-42 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
High Air Pressure

(54 psi / 3.7 bar)
Members Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 55 psi/3.8 bar
33-35 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
36-38 = 45 psi/3.1 bar
39-42 = 42 psi/2.9 bar
Medium Air Pressure

(45 psi / 3.1 bar)
Members Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 44 psi/3.0 bar
33-35 = 40 psi/2.8 bar
36-38 = 36 psi/2.6 bar
39-42 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
Low Air Pressure

(36 psi / 2.6 bar)
21.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00635
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
33-35 = 30 psi/2.1 bar
36-38 = 27 psi/1.9 bar
39-42 = 25 psi/1.7 bar
Extra Low Air Pressure

(27 psi / 1.9 bar)
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
The CX/Gravel section is a multi tire size section, air pressures have been adjusted to the measured casing width.

All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results

Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR 40  mountain bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Total Puncture Score Tread 52 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 2.20 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members Only

Hard Surface Static Grip Test Results

Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR road bike tire on a grip test machine
Static Grip Test Results
Wet Grip Average 59 Points
Wet Grip Center Members Only
Wet Grip Edge Members Only
Measured Knob Height Center 1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 1.5 mm
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100
Wet Grip Test and Off-Road Tires (info)

Conclusion


  • Challenge Getaway Pro HTLR 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

Just like the Challenge Strada Bianca Pro HTLR (read our review), the Getaway Pro HTLR is a top-performing tire in our tests. Compared to the near-slick Strada Bianca Pro HTLR, rolling resistance comes in a bit higher at the higher air pressures but comes close at the lowest air pressure. In return for those few watts of rolling resistance, you get a much more versatile tread pattern that should suit a large range of conditions.


Compared to other brands, the Getaway Pro HTLR is also one of the strongest performers out there. In most of our tests, it even outperforms the popular Continental Terra Speed TR, which offers a similar knob height. The biggest drawback seems to be the higher price that comes with the handmade tires.


RATING: 5.0 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Highly Recommended


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