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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Competition (tubular)Durano Plus
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 HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 019618911600640
EAN 4026495740487
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliDual
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams380 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi85 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi115 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-406 (20x1.10)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Schwalbe Durano Plus 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Schwalbe Durano Plus 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Schwalbe Durano Plus 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Durano Plus
Specified Weight 280 grams380 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams400 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
500 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm4.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm1.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm27 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)Durano Plus
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
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
20.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00621
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
22.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00686
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
26.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00791
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)Durano Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points15 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Durano Plus
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Schwalbe Durano Plus
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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