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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model Competition (tubular)Corsa Elite (tubular)
Year 20162017
Tire Type TubularTubular
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 0196189111.1EL.02.25.111TG
EAN
TPI 3/180290
Compound Black Chili3D Compound
Bead TubularTubular
ETRTO 28x2528x25
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams290 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi200 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
28x21
28x23
28x25
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Corsa Elite (tubular)
Specified Weight 280 grams290 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams298 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
308 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm2.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mm30 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)Corsa Elite (tubular)
Inner Tube TubularTubular
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
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
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
15.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00462
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
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)Corsa Elite (tubular)
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Corsa Elite (tubular)
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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