Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Continental Grand Prix 2014

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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix
Year 20162014
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 HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 01961890100637
EAN
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black ChiliBlack Chili
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams245 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi110 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
23-571 (650x23C)
28-559 (26x1 1/8)
28-406 (20x1.10)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 2014
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 2014
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix
Specified Weight 280 grams245 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams239 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
339 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mmNo Data
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mmNo Data
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mmNo Data
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 Competition (tubular)Grand Prix
Inner Tube TubularConti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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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
14.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00420
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
14.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00435
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
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 Competition (tubular)Grand Prix
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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