Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 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 5000 TL
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 5000 TL
Year 20162018
Tire Type TubularTubeless
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 01961890101628
EAN 4019238007923
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black ChiliBlack Chili
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams300 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi80 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi109 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
28-584 (650x25b)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix 5000 TL
Specified Weight 280 grams300 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams295 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
315 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm2.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.95 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data66 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm27 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 Competition (tubular)Grand Prix 5000 TL
Inner Tube TubularNone (20 ml sealant)
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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
8.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00249
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
8.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00267
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
9.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00297
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
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 5000 TL
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix 5000 TL
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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