Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Michelin Lithion 2 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
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Gator HardshellLithion 2
Year 20192015
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 HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100313146051
EAN 4019238466409
TPI 3/18060
Compound Performance Grip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams250 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi109 psi
Made In Germany-
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
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Lithion 2 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Lithion 2 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellLithion 2
Specified Weight 270 grams250 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams268 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
368 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mmNo Data
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 HardshellLithion 2
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
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 HardshellLithion 2
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellLithion 2
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Michelin Lithion 2
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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