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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMavic
Model Gator HardshellYksion Elite
Year 20192018
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 010031337805725
EAN 40192384664090887850550424
TPI 3/180120
Compound Single Compund
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi87 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi110 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellYksion Elite
Specified Weight 270 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams226 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
326 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 mm0.65 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mm29 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 HardshellYksion Elite
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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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
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
16.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00483
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
17.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00537
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
21.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00647
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 HardshellYksion Elite
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellYksion Elite
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4.0 / 52.0 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Mavic Yksion Elite
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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