Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Bontrager R4 320 2016 vs
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017

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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
  • Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand BontragerVittoria
Model R4 320Corsa Elite (tubular)
Year 20162017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubular
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 111.1EL.02.25.111TG
EAN
TPI 320290
Compound 3D Compound
Bead FoldingTubular
ETRTO 25-62228x25
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 230 grams290 grams
Min Air Pressure 90 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 140 psi200 psi
Made In ThailandThailand
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25C)28x21
28x23
28x25
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Bontrager R4 320 2016
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model R4 320Corsa Elite (tubular)
Specified Weight 230 grams290 grams
Measured Weight 226 grams298 grams
System Adjusted Weight 326 grams
(tire + inner tube)
308 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 22 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.2 mm2.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.8 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No Data30 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 320Corsa Elite (tubular)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Tubular
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
11.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00345
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00417
15.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00462
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
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 320Corsa Elite (tubular)
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


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