Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017

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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
  • Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model Gator HardshellCorsa Elite (tubular)
Year 20192017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubular
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 0100313111.1EL.02.25.111TG
EAN 4019238466409
TPI 3/180290
Compound 3D Compound
Bead FoldingTubular
ETRTO 25-62228x25
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams290 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi200 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
28x21
28x23
28x25
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Gator HardshellCorsa Elite (tubular)
Specified Weight 270 grams290 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams298 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
308 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm2.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mm30 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Gator HardshellCorsa Elite (tubular)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Tubular
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
15.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00462
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
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 HardshellCorsa Elite (tubular)
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellCorsa Elite (tubular)
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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