Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017

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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 SuperSonic
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 SuperSonic
Year 20162017
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 01961890101080
TPI 3/1803/330
Compound Black ChiliBlack Chili
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2523-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2523
Specified Weight 280 grams150 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi145 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017

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)Grand Prix SuperSonic
Measured Weight 285 grams179 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm1.9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm27 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)Grand Prix SuperSonic
Inner Tube TubularConti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi 13.6 WattsNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 14.2 Watts10.2 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 15.3 Watts11.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 16.5 Watts12.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 18.7 Watts15.0 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar 0.00408Not Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.004260.00306
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.004590.00330
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.004950.00375
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.005610.00450
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix SuperSonic
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points
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Conclusion


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


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