Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

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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
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model Gator HardshellTurbo Cotton
Year 20192016
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 HighVery High
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Manufacturer Part Number 010031300015-1503
TPI 3/180320
Compound Gripton
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 270 grams220 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi125 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Gator HardshellTurbo Cotton
Measured Weight 273 grams224 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
324 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.75 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mmNo Data
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Gator HardshellTurbo Cotton
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 19.5 Watts10.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 20.5 Watts11.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 23.1 Watts12.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 27.4 Watts15.0 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not TestedNot Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.005850.00303
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.006150.00333
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.006920.00375
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.008210.00450
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Gator HardshellTurbo Cotton
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points4 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellTurbo Cotton
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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