Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Challenge Strada Pro 2017 vs
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019

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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
  • Challenge Strada Pro
  • Continental Gator Hardshell
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ChallengeContinental
Model Strada ProGator Hardshell
Year 20172019
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100313
EAN 4019238466409
TPI 3003/180
Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 240 grams270 grams
Min Air Pressure 100 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi120 psi
Made In ThailandGermany
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25C)23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Challenge Strada Pro 2017
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
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Challenge Strada Pro 2017
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
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Challenge Strada Pro 2017
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Strada ProGator Hardshell
Specified Weight 240 grams270 grams
Measured Weight 254 grams273 grams
System Adjusted Weight 354 grams
(tire + inner tube)
373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.3 mm3.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data65 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data26 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 Strada ProGator Hardshell
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00420
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
17.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00537
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
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 Strada ProGator Hardshell
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points20 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 3 Points8 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Strada ProGator Hardshell
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Challenge Strada Pro
  • Continental Gator Hardshell
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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