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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model Gator HardshellRubino Pro Control
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 HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100313111.3RC.18.25.111BX
EAN 40192384664098022530001915
TPI 3/180-
Compound 3C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams320 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi100 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi130 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
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
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 2016
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 2016
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellRubino Pro Control
Specified Weight 270 grams320 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams297 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
397 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm3.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm1.05 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mm65 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mm49 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 HardshellRubino Pro Control
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
17.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00531
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
25.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00749
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 HardshellRubino Pro Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellRubino Pro Control
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro Control
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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