Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016 vs
Schwalbe Lugano 2015

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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
  • Schwalbe Lugano
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Grand Prix Force IILugano
Year 20162015
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighLow
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Manufacturer Part Number 010048911600044.01
EAN
TPI 3/33050
Compound Black ChiliSilica
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 24-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2425
Specified Weight 195 grams280 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi85 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi115 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 24-622 (700x24C)23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Schwalbe Lugano 2015
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Schwalbe Lugano 2015
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Continental Grand Prix Force II 2016
Schwalbe Lugano 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix Force IILugano
Specified Weight 195 grams280 grams
Measured Weight 196 grams275 grams
System Adjusted Weight 296 grams
(tire + inner tube)
375 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.3 mm3.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm0.65 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 IILugano
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
21.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00656
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00348
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
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 IILugano
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points14 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix Force IILugano
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 51 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix Force II
  • Schwalbe Lugano
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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