Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018

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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 5000 TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix 5000 TL
Year 20192018
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01003130101628
EAN 40192384664094019238007923
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams300 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi80 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi109 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
28-584 (650x25b)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix 5000 TL
Specified Weight 270 grams300 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams295 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
315 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm2.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.95 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm66 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mm27 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 Gator HardshellGrand Prix 5000 TL
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (20 ml sealant)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
8.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00249
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
8.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00267
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
9.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00297
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
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 Gator HardshellGrand Prix 5000 TL
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix 5000 TL
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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