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

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model Grand Prix 4000 RSCorsa Elite (tubular)
Year 20182017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubular
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 0101667111.1EL.02.25.111TG
EAN
TPI 3/330290
Compound Black Chili3D Compound
Bead FoldingTubular
ETRTO 25-62228x25
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 205 grams290 grams
Min Air Pressure psi115 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi200 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)28x21
28x23
28x25
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Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017
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Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS 2018
Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular) 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix 4000 RSCorsa Elite (tubular)
Specified Weight 205 grams290 grams
Measured Weight 205 grams298 grams
System Adjusted Weight 305 grams
(tire + inner tube)
308 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
Measured Width 27 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.3 mm2.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.6 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No Data30 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 4000 RSCorsa Elite (tubular)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Tubular
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
10.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00315
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00369
15.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00462
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
14.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00432
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
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 RSCorsa Elite (tubular)
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix 4000 RSCorsa Elite (tubular)
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 54 / 5
Buy At
  • Continental Grand Prix 4000 RS
  • Vittoria Corsa Elite (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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