Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gatorskin 2015 vs
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018

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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 Gatorskin
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model GatorskinGrand Prix 4000 RS
Year 20152018
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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01000840101667
EAN
TPI 3/1803/330
Compound carbon black mixtureBlack Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 240 grams205 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 32-630 (27x1 1/4)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
23-571 (650x23C)
28-559 (26x1 1/8)
25-622 (700x25c)
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model GatorskinGrand Prix 4000 RS
Specified Weight 240 grams205 grams
Measured Weight 255 grams205 grams
System Adjusted Weight 355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
305 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.2 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.55 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo Data
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 GatorskinGrand Prix 4000 RS
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
10.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00315
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
14.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00432
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 GatorskinGrand Prix 4000 RS
Puncture Resistance Tread 18 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model GatorskinGrand Prix 4000 RS
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Continental Gatorskin
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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