Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube 2014

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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 Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube
Year 20192014
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01003130100945
EAN 4019238466409
TPI 3/1803/330
Compound Black Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams225 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
23-571 (650x23C)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube 2014
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube 2014
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube
Specified Weight 270 grams225 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams215 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
315 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm2.9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mmNo Data

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Michelin Latex
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
10.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00318
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
13.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00399
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 Gator HardshellGrand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube
Full Review Full Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000S II Latex Tube
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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