Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Michelin Power Competition 2016

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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 Power Competition
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Competition (tubular)Power Competition
Year 20162016
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 0196189028426
EAN
TPI 3/1803x180
Compound Black ChiliRace compound
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi75 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Power Competition 2016
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Power Competition 2016
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Power Competition 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)Power Competition
Specified Weight 280 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams212 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
312 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm2.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mmNo Data

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Competition (tubular)Power Competition
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
10.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00327
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
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)Power Competition
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Power Competition
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Michelin Power Competition
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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