Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 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 TT
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 TT
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 8019227290875
TPI 3/180127
Compound Black ChiliSmartNET Silica
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2523-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2523
Specified Weight 280 grams165 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi125 psi
Made In GermanyFrance
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Pirelli P Zero Velo TT 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)P Zero Velo TT
Specified Weight 280 grams165 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams163 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
263 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm1.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data63 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm24 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)P Zero Velo TT
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
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
14.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00438
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 TT
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)P Zero Velo TT
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Pirelli P Zero Velo TT
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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