Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016 vs
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

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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 Road TLR
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 Road TLR
Year 20162020
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 0100489876172
EAN 3528708761728
TPI 3/3304x120
Compound Black ChiliX-Race compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 24-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2425
Specified Weight 195 grams275 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi116 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 24-622 (700x24C)25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix Force IIPower Road TLR
Specified Weight 195 grams275 grams
Measured Weight 196 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 296 grams
(tire + inner tube)
287 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 23 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.3 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data67 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data25 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 IIPower Road TLR
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
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
10.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00321
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
12.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00363
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
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 Road TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix Force IIPower Road TLR
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix Force II
  • Michelin Power Road TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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