Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018 vs
Specialized Turbo Cotton 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 5000 TL
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model Grand Prix 5000 TLTurbo Cotton
Year 20182016
Tire Type TubelessTubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighVery High
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Manufacturer Part Number 010162800015-1503
EAN 4019238007923
TPI 3/180320
Compound Black ChiliGripton
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 300 grams220 grams
Min Air Pressure 80 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 109 psi125 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
28-584 (650x25b)
24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL 2018
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix 5000 TLTurbo Cotton
Specified Weight 300 grams220 grams
Measured Weight 295 grams224 grams
System Adjusted Weight 315 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
324 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 27 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.8 mm2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.95 mm0.75 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 66 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mmNo 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 5000 TLTurbo Cotton
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
8.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00249
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
8.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00267
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
9.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00297
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
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 5000 TLTurbo Cotton
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 6 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix 5000 TLTurbo Cotton
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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