Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 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)
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalHutchinson
Model Competition (tubular)Fusion 5 All Season TL
Year 20162017
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 0196189PV526131
EAN
TPI 3/180127
Compound Black ChiliHDF 5.3
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams325 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi115 psi
Made In GermanyFrance
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Fusion 5 All Season TL
Specified Weight 280 grams325 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams335 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
355 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm1.3 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm23 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)Fusion 5 All Season 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
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
15.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00456
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
16.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00504
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
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)Fusion 5 All Season TL
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Fusion 5 All Season TL
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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