Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Michelin Krylion 2 Endurance 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)
  • Michelin Krylion 2 Endurance
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Competition (tubular)Krylion 2 Endurance
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 HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0196189571909
EAN 3528705719098
TPI 3/1803x110
Compound Black ChiliBi Compound
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams245 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi109 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Krylion 2 Endurance 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Krylion 2 Endurance 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Krylion 2 Endurance 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Krylion 2 Endurance
Specified Weight 280 grams245 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams261 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
361 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.85 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data70 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm26 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)Krylion 2 Endurance
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
15.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00462
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
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
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
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)Krylion 2 Endurance
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points14 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Krylion 2 Endurance
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Michelin Krylion 2 Endurance
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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