Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Continental Ultra Sport III 2020

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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 Ultra Sport III
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Competition (tubular)Ultra Sport III
Year 20162020
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 HighLow
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Manufacturer Part Number 01961890150457
EAN 4019238026849
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black ChiliPureGrip
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams270 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi123 psi
Made In GermanyChina
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
25-584 (650x25B)
28-584 (650x28B)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Continental Ultra Sport III 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Ultra Sport III
Specified Weight 280 grams270 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data64 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)Ultra Sport III
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
14.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00423
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
14.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00441
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
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)Ultra Sport III
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Ultra Sport III
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Continental Ultra Sport III
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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