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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Gator HardshellLugano II
Year 20192020
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 HighLow
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Manufacturer Part Number 010031311654009
EAN 40192384664094026495864817
TPI 3/18050
Compound Silica
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams280 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi85 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi115 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Schwalbe Lugano II 2020
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Schwalbe Lugano II 2020
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Schwalbe Lugano II 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Gator HardshellLugano II
Specified Weight 270 grams280 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams265 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
365 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm3.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.8 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm64 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mm30 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Gator HardshellLugano II
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 19.5 Watts18.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 20.5 Watts19.2 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 23.1 Watts21.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 27.4 Watts24.2 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not TestedNot Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.005850.00540
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.006150.00576
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.006920.00632
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.008210.00725
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Gator HardshellLugano II
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellLugano II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Schwalbe Lugano II
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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