Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gatorskin 2015 vs
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 2014 vs
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015

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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 4000S II
  • Continental Grand Prix 4 Season
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinentalContinental
Model GatorskinGrand Prix 4000S IIGrand Prix 4 Season
Year 201520142015
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range HighHighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010008401009450100175
EAN
TPI 3/1803/3303/330
Compound carbon black mixtureBlack ChiliMax Grip Silica
Bead FoldingFoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"28"
Width mm 252525
Specified Weight 240 grams225 grams240 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi95 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermanyGermany
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)
20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
23-571 (650x23C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 2014
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 2014
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Continental Grand Prix 4000S II 2014
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model GatorskinGrand Prix 4000S IIGrand Prix 4 Season
Specified Weight 240 grams225 grams240 grams
Measured Weight 255 grams215 grams215 grams
System Adjusted Weight 355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
315 grams
(tire + inner tube)
315 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm25 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.2 mm2.9 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.55 mm0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo DataNo Data
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model GatorskinGrand Prix 4000S IIGrand Prix 4 Season
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
17.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00516
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
13.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00411
19.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00594
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
15.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00465
22.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00674
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 4000S IIGrand Prix 4 Season
Puncture Resistance Tread 18 Points11 Points17 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points5 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model GatorskinGrand Prix 4000S IIGrand Prix 4 Season
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Gatorskin
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000S II
  • Continental Grand Prix 4 Season
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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