Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gatorskin 2015 vs
Michelin Power Road 2020

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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 Road
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model GatorskinPower Road
Year 20152020
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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100084017605
EAN 3528700176056
TPI 3/1803x120
Compound carbon black mixtureX-Race compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 240 grams235 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi116 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)
28-622 (700x28c)
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Michelin Power Road 2020
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Michelin Power Road 2020
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Continental Gatorskin 2015
Michelin Power Road 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model GatorskinPower Road
Specified Weight 240 grams235 grams
Measured Weight 255 grams239 grams
System Adjusted Weight 355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
339 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.2 mm2.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data67 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data28 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 GatorskinPower Road
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
12.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00372
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
13.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00399
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
15.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00453
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
18.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00546
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 GatorskinPower Road
Puncture Resistance Tread 18 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model GatorskinPower Road
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Gatorskin
  • Michelin Power Road
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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