Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Bontrager R4 320 2016 vs
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

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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
  • Michelin Power Road TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand BontragerMichelin
Model R4 320Power Road TLR
Year 20162020
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighHigh
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 876172
EAN 3528708761728
TPI 3204x120
Compound X-Race compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 230 grams275 grams
Min Air Pressure 90 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 140 psi116 psi
Made In ThailandThailand
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25C)25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model R4 320Power Road TLR
Specified Weight 230 grams275 grams
Measured Weight 226 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 326 grams
(tire + inner tube)
287 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 22 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.2 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.8 mm1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data67 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data25 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model R4 320Power Road TLR
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (20 ml sealant)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
11.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00345
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
10.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00321
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00417
12.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00363
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
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


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model R4 320Power Road TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model R4 320Power Road TLR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4.0 / 54.0 / 5
Buy At
  • Bontrager R4 320
  • Michelin Power Road TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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