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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Grand Prix Force IIPower Competition
Year 20162016
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
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 0100489028426
EAN
TPI 3/3303x180
Compound Black ChiliRace compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 24-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2425
Specified Weight 195 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi75 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 24-622 (700x24C)23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Michelin Power Competition 2016
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Michelin Power Competition 2016
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Michelin Power Competition 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix Force IIPower Competition
Specified Weight 195 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 196 grams212 grams
System Adjusted Weight 296 grams
(tire + inner tube)
312 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.3 mm2.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 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 Force IIPower Competition
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)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
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
10.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00327
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
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 IIPower Competition
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix Force IIPower Competition
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix Force II
  • Michelin Power Competition
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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