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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalPirelli
Model Competition (tubular)Cinturato Velo TLR
Year 20162018
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 0196189
EAN 8019227337075
TPI 3/18060
Compound Black ChiliSmartNET Silica w/aramid
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2526-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2526
Specified Weight 280 grams290 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi87 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi116 psi
Made In GermanyFrance
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
26-622 (700x26c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
35-622 (700x35c)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR 2018
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)Cinturato Velo TLR
Specified Weight 280 grams290 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams306 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
326 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 25 mm28 mm
Measured Height 24 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.95 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data66 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm28 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Competition (tubular)Cinturato Velo 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
15.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00468
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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)Cinturato Velo TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points20 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


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


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