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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalZipp
Model Competition (tubular)Tangente Course
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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 019618900.1918.192.040
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black Chili
Bead TubularFolding
ETRTO 28x2525-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 280 grams0 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi90 psi
Max Air Pressure 170 psi145 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 28x19
28x22
28x25
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Zipp Tangente Course 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Zipp Tangente Course 2017
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Continental Competition (tubular) 2016
Zipp Tangente Course 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Competition (tubular)Tangente Course
Specified Weight 280 grams0 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 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.65 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)Tangente Course
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
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
15.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00459
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00495
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
22.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00680
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)Tangente Course
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Competition (tubular)Tangente Course
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Continental Competition (tubular)
  • Zipp Tangente Course
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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