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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalPirelli
Model Competition (tubular)P Zero Velo
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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0196189
EAN
TPI 3/180127
Compound Black ChiliSmartNET Silica
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams210 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi110 psi
Made In GermanyFrance
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli P Zero Velo 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli P Zero Velo 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli P Zero Velo 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)P Zero Velo
Specified Weight 280 grams210 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams210 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
310 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm2.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mmNo Data
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)P Zero Velo
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
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
13.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00396
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
14.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00438
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
17.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00516
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)P Zero Velo
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


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


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