Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 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 Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix SuperSonic
Year 20192017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01003130101080
EAN 40192384664094019238668704
TPI 3/1803/330
Compound Black Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62223-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2523
Specified Weight 270 grams150 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi145 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix SuperSonic
Specified Weight 270 grams150 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams179 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm1.9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mm27 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix SuperSonic
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
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 SuperSonic
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellGrand Prix SuperSonic
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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