Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019

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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)
  • Maxxis Re-Fuse
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Competition (tubular)Re-Fuse
Year 20162019
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 HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0196189TB86359000
EAN 4717784018010
TPI 3/18060
Compound Black ChiliSingle
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams300 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Re-Fuse
Specified Weight 280 grams300 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams296 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
396 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm1.15 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data64 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm28 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Competition (tubular)Re-Fuse
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
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
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)Re-Fuse
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points17 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Re-Fuse
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Maxxis Re-Fuse
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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