Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015 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 4 Season
  • 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 Prix 4 SeasonGrand Prix SuperSonic
Year 20152017
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 01001750101080
EAN 4019238668704
TPI 3/3303/330
Compound Max Grip SilicaBlack Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62223-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2523
Specified Weight 240 grams150 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi145 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
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Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
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Continental Grand Prix 4 Season 2015
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix 4 SeasonGrand Prix SuperSonic
Specified Weight 240 grams150 grams
Measured Weight 215 grams179 grams
System Adjusted Weight 315 grams
(tire + inner tube)
279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.7 mm1.9 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.5 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 Prix 4 SeasonGrand 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
17.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00516
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
19.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00594
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
22.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00674
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 Prix 4 SeasonGrand Prix SuperSonic
Puncture Resistance Tread 17 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


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


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