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
EAN 4019238668704
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


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix SuperSonic
Specified Weight 280 grams150 grams
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

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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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)
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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
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
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
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
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 SuperSonic
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Grand Prix SuperSonic
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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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