Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 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
  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Continental Gator Hardshell
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Competition (tubular)Gator Hardshell
Year 20162019
Tire Type TubularTubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0196189 0100313
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black Chili
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams270 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)Gator Hardshell
Measured Weight 285 grams273 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data65 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm26 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Competition (tubular)Gator Hardshell
Inner Tube TubularConti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi 13.6 WattsNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 14.2 Watts19.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 15.3 Watts20.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 16.5 Watts23.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 18.7 Watts27.4 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar 0.00408Not Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.004260.00585
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.004590.00615
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.004950.00692
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.005610.00821
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Competition (tubular)Gator Hardshell
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points20 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points8 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Gator Hardshell
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Continental Gator Hardshell
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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