Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gatorskin 2015 vs
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 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 Gatorskin
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL
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Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalHutchinson
Model GatorskinFusion 5 Performance TL
Year 20152017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubeless
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 0100084PV526011
TPI 3/180127
Compound carbon black mixtureHDF 5.2
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 240 grams315 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi115 psi
Made In GermanyFrance
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)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model GatorskinFusion 5 Performance TL
Measured Weight 255 grams323 grams
System Adjusted Weight 355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
343 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.2 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm1.3 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data23 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model GatorskinFusion 5 Performance TL
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (20 ml sealant)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 19.3 Watts13.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 20.2 Watts14.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 22.0 Watts15.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 26.2 Watts17.8 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not TestedNot Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.005790.00393
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.006060.00420
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.006590.00474
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.007850.00534
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model GatorskinFusion 5 Performance TL
Puncture Resistance Tread 18 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points7 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model GatorskinFusion 5 Performance TL
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Gatorskin
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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