Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Continental Gatorskin 2015

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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 Gatorskin
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Competition (tubular)Gatorskin
Year 20162015
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 01961890100084
EAN
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black Chilicarbon black mixture
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams240 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
32-630 (27x1 1/4)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
23-571 (650x23C)
28-559 (26x1 1/8)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Gatorskin 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Gatorskin 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Gatorskin 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)Gatorskin
Specified Weight 280 grams240 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams255 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mmNo Data

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Competition (tubular)Gatorskin
Inner Tube TubularConti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Not Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
14.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00426
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
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 Competition (tubular)Gatorskin
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points18 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


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


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