Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017 vs
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018

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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
  • Mavic Yksion Elite
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMavic
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicYksion Elite
Year 20172018
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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010108037805725
EAN 40192386687040887850550424
TPI 3/330120
Compound Black ChiliSingle Compund
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 23-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2325
Specified Weight 150 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi87 psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi110 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicYksion Elite
Specified Weight 150 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 179 grams226 grams
System Adjusted Weight 279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
326 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 mm0.65 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 mm62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mm29 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 SuperSonicYksion Elite
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
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
16.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00483
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
17.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00537
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
21.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00647
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 SuperSonicYksion Elite
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicYksion Elite
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4.0 / 52.0 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
  • Mavic Yksion Elite
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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