Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016 vs
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 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 Force II
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalHutchinson
Model Grand Prix Force IIFusion 5 Performance TL
Year 20162017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100489PV526011
EAN
TPI 3/330127
Compound Black ChiliHDF 5.2
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 24-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2425
Specified Weight 195 grams315 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi115 psi
Made In GermanyFrance
Available Sizes 24-622 (700x24C)23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix Force IIFusion 5 Performance TL
Specified Weight 195 grams315 grams
Measured Weight 196 grams323 grams
System Adjusted Weight 296 grams
(tire + inner tube)
343 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.3 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm1.3 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data23 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 Force IIFusion 5 Performance TL
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (20 ml sealant)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
13.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00393
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
14.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00420
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
17.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00534
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 Force IIFusion 5 Performance TL
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix Force IIFusion 5 Performance TL
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix Force II
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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