Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017 vs
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019

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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
  • Maxxis Re-Fuse
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicRe-Fuse
Year 20172019
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 HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0101080TB86359000
EAN 40192386687044717784018010
TPI 3/33060
Compound Black ChiliSingle
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 23-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2325
Specified Weight 150 grams300 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Maxxis Re-Fuse 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicRe-Fuse
Specified Weight 150 grams300 grams
Measured Weight 179 grams296 grams
System Adjusted Weight 279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
396 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 22 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 1.9 mm3.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm1.15 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 mm64 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mm28 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 SuperSonicRe-Fuse
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
10.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00306
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
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 SuperSonicRe-Fuse
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points17 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicRe-Fuse
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
  • Maxxis Re-Fuse
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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