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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model Competition (tubular)Zaffiro Slick
Year 20162015
Tire Type TubularTubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighLow
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Manufacturer Part Number 0196189111.3ZS.23.25.111TG
EAN
TPI 3/18026
Compound Black Chili
Bead TubularWire
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams370 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi100 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi130 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 2015
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Zaffiro Slick
Specified Weight 280 grams370 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams398 grams
System Adjusted Weight 295 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
498 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.5 mm3.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.85 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 32 mmNo Data
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)Zaffiro Slick
Inner Tube TubularConti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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
15.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00471
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
20.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00603
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
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)Zaffiro Slick
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Zaffiro Slick
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Vittoria Zaffiro Slick
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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