Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix 2014 vs
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 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 Grand Prix SuperSonic
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Grand PrixGrand Prix SuperSonic
Year 20142017
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 MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01006370101080
EAN 4019238668704
TPI 3/1803/330
Compound Black ChiliBlack Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62223-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2523
Specified Weight 245 grams150 grams
Min Air Pressure 110 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi145 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
23-571 (650x23C)
28-559 (26x1 1/8)
28-406 (20x1.10)
20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
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Continental Grand Prix 2014
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Grand Prix 2014
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Grand Prix 2014
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand PrixGrand Prix SuperSonic
Specified Weight 245 grams150 grams
Measured Weight 239 grams179 grams
System Adjusted Weight 339 grams
(tire + inner tube)
279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center No Data1.9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall No Data0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data27 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 Grand PrixGrand Prix SuperSonic
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
14.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00420
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00435
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
15.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00477
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
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 Grand PrixGrand Prix SuperSonic
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall Not Tested5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand PrixGrand Prix SuperSonic
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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