Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018

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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 Grand Prix 4000 RS
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix 4000 RS
Year 20162018
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 01961890101667
EAN
TPI 3/1803/330
Compound Black ChiliBlack Chili
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams205 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
25-622 (700x25c)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix 4000 RS
Specified Weight 280 grams205 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams205 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
305 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.55 mm
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 4000 RS
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
10.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00315
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
14.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00432
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 4000 RS
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix 4000 RS
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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