Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Bontrager R4 320 2016 vs
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Bontrager R4 320
  • Continental Competition (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand BontragerContinental
Model R4 320Competition (tubular)
Year 20162016
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubular
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighVery High
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Manufacturer Part Number 0196189
EAN
TPI 3203/180
Compound Black Chili
Bead FoldingTubular
ETRTO 25-62228x25
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 230 grams280 grams
Min Air Pressure 90 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 140 psi170 psi
Made In ThailandGermany
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25C)28x19
28x22
28x25
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model R4 320Competition (tubular)
Specified Weight 230 grams280 grams
Measured Weight 226 grams285 grams
System Adjusted Weight 326 grams
(tire + inner tube)
295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 22 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.2 mm2.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.8 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No Data32 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model R4 320Competition (tubular)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Tubular
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
11.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00345
14.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00426
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00417
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
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


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model R4 320Competition (tubular)
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model R4 320Competition (tubular)
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Bontrager R4 320
  • Continental Competition (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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