Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Competition (tubular)Power Road TLR
Year 20162020
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 0196189876172
EAN 3528708761728
TPI 3/1804x120
Compound Black ChiliX-Race compound
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams275 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi116 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Power Road TLR
Specified Weight 280 grams275 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
287 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data67 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm25 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)Power Road TLR
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
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
10.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00321
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
12.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00363
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
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)Power Road TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Power Road TLR
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Michelin Power Road TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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