Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Competition (tubular) 2016 vs
Specialized S-Works Turbo 2016

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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)
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model Competition (tubular)S-Works Turbo
Year 20162016
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 019618900015-1074
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliGripton
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2524-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams210 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi100 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi125 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
28-622 (700x28C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Specialized S-Works Turbo 2016
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Specialized S-Works Turbo 2016
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Specialized S-Works Turbo 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Competition (tubular)S-Works Turbo
Specified Weight 280 grams210 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams215 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
315 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm2.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data60 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm30 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Competition (tubular)S-Works Turbo
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
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
14.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00432
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
19.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00588
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)S-Works Turbo
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


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


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