Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018 vs
Continental Grand Prix Force II 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 Grand Prix 4000 RS
  • Continental Grand Prix Force II
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Grand Prix 4000 RSGrand Prix Force II
Year 20182016
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 01016670100489
EAN
TPI 3/3303/330
Compound Black ChiliBlack Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 205 grams195 grams
Min Air Pressure psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)24-622 (700x24C)
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Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
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Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
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Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix 4000 RSGrand Prix Force II
Specified Weight 205 grams195 grams
Measured Weight 205 grams196 grams
System Adjusted Weight 305 grams
(tire + inner tube)
296 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm26 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.3 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo Data
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 4000 RSGrand Prix Force II
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
10.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00315
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
14.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00432
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
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 4000 RSGrand Prix Force II
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix 4000 RSGrand Prix Force II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS
  • Continental Grand Prix Force II
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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