Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Mavic Yksion Elite 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)
  • Mavic Yksion Elite
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMavic
Model Competition (tubular)Yksion Elite
Year 20162018
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 019618937805725
EAN 0887850550424
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliSingle Compund
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi87 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi110 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Yksion Elite
Specified Weight 280 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams226 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
326 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 mm0.65 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm29 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)Yksion Elite
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
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
16.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00483
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
17.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00537
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
21.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00647
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)Yksion Elite
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Yksion Elite
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 52.0 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Mavic Yksion Elite
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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