Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Michelin Power Time Trial Latex Tube 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 Time Trial Latex Tube
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Gator HardshellPower Time Trial Latex Tube
Year 20192020
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100313146938
EAN 40192384664093528701469386
TPI 3/1803x180
Compound Race-2 compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams190 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)
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Power Time Trial Latex Tube 2020
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Power Time Trial Latex Tube 2020
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Michelin Power Time Trial Latex Tube 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellPower Time Trial Latex Tube
Specified Weight 270 grams190 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams206 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
306 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm66 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 HardshellPower Time Trial Latex Tube
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Vittoria Latex 25/28 (80 gr)
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
7.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00210
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
7.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00225
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
8.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00249
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
10.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00300
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 Time Trial Latex Tube
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellPower Time Trial Latex Tube
Full Review Full Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Michelin Power Time Trial Latex Tube
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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