Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

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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 Power Road TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Gator HardshellPower Road TLR
Year 20192020
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubeless
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 0100313876172
EAN 40192384664093528708761728
TPI 3/1804x120
Compound X-Race compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams275 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi116 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellPower Road TLR
Specified Weight 270 grams275 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
287 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm67 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mm25 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 HardshellPower Road TLR
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (20 ml sealant)
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
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
10.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00321
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
12.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00363
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
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 HardshellPower Road TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellPower Road TLR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Michelin Power Road TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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