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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model GatorskinPower Competition
Year 20152016
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 0100084028426
EAN
TPI 3/1803x180
Compound carbon black mixtureRace compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 240 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi75 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
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
Michelin Power Competition 2016
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Michelin Power Competition 2016
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Michelin Power Competition 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model GatorskinPower Competition
Specified Weight 240 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 255 grams212 grams
System Adjusted Weight 355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
312 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.2 mm2.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo Data

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model GatorskinPower Competition
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
10.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00327
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
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 GatorskinPower Competition
Puncture Resistance Tread 18 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model GatorskinPower Competition
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Gatorskin
  • Michelin Power Competition
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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