Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix 2014 vs
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

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  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model Grand PrixTurbo Cotton
Year 20142016
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 MedVery High
Part Number 010063700015-1503
TPI 3/180320
Compound Black ChiliGripton
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 245 grams220 grams
Min Air Pressure 110 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi125 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
23-571 (650x23C)
28-559 (26x1 1/8)
28-406 (20x1.10)
24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
Continental Grand Prix 2014
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Continental Grand Prix 2014
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Continental Grand Prix 2014
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

Size and Weight Measurements

Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Grand PrixTurbo Cotton
Measured Weight 239 grams224 grams
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center No Data2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall No Data0.75 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 Grand PrixTurbo Cotton
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi 14.0 Watts10.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 100 psi 14.5 Watts11.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 80 psi 15.9 Watts12.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi 18.5 Watts15.0 Watts
CRR 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not TestedNot Tested
CRR 120 psi / 8.1 Bar 0.004200.00303
CRR 100 psi / 6.8 Bar 0.004350.00333
CRR 80 psi / 5.5 Bar 0.004770.00375
CRR 60 psi / 4.1 Bar 0.005550.00450
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube

Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Grand PrixTurbo Cotton
Puncture Resistance Tread 139
Puncture Resistance Side Not Tested4


Model Grand PrixTurbo Cotton
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5

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