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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Gator HardshellUltra Sport II
Year 20192015
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 HighLow
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Manufacturer Part Number 01003130150011
EAN 4019238466409
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound PureGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams260 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyChina
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
32-630 (27x1 1/4)
28-630 (27x1 1/8)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Gator HardshellUltra Sport II
Specified Weight 270 grams260 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mmNo Data
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Gator HardshellUltra Sport II
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 19.5 Watts14.3 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 20.5 Watts14.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 23.1 Watts16.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 27.4 Watts18.9 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not TestedNot Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.005850.00429
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.006150.00444
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.006920.00492
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.008210.00567
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Gator HardshellUltra Sport II
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points4 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellUltra Sport II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Ultra Sport II
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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