Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Maxxis High Road 2019

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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
  • Maxxis High Road
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Gator HardshellHigh Road
Year 20192019
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
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 0100313ETB00109100
EAN 40192384664094717784034584
TPI 3/180120
Compound HYPR
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams210 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi100 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi130 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
25-622 (700x25c)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Maxxis High Road 2019
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Maxxis High Road 2019
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Maxxis High Road 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellHigh Road
Specified Weight 270 grams210 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams209 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
309 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm2.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm67 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 HardshellHigh Road
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
13.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00396
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
14.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00426
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
16.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00480
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
18.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00546
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 HardshellHigh Road
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellHigh Road
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Maxxis High Road
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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