Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017 vs
Continental Ultra Sport II 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 SuperSonic
  • Continental Ultra Sport II
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicUltra Sport II
Year 20172015
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 01010800150011
EAN 4019238668704
TPI 3/3303/180
Compound Black ChiliPureGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 23-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2325
Specified Weight 150 grams260 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyChina
Available Sizes 20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
32-630 (27x1 1/4)
28-630 (27x1 1/8)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicUltra Sport II
Specified Weight 150 grams260 grams
Measured Weight 179 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 22 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 1.9 mm3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 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 SuperSonicUltra Sport II
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
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
14.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00444
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
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 SuperSonicUltra Sport II
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicUltra Sport II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
  • Continental Ultra Sport II
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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