Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 2015

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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Competition (tubular)Ironman Tubeless
Year 20162015
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 019618911700028
EAN
TPI 3/180127
Compound Black ChiliOneStar
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2524-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 280 grams330 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi70 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi110 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
22-622 (700x22C)
24-622 (700x24C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Schwalbe Ironman Tubeless 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)Ironman Tubeless
Specified Weight 280 grams330 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams336 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
356 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm1.2 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mmNo Data

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Competition (tubular)Ironman Tubeless
Inner Tube TubularNone (0 ml sealant)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
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
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
13.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00405
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
14.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00435
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
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)Ironman Tubeless
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points8 Points

Conclusion


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


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