Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017 vs
Michelin Power All Season 2016

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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
  • Michelin Power All Season
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicPower All Season
Year 20172016
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
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 0101080544924
EAN 40192386687043528705449247
TPI 3/3303x60
Compound Black ChiliGrip compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 23-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2325
Specified Weight 150 grams270 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi75 psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi109 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Michelin Power All Season 2016
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Michelin Power All Season 2016
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Michelin Power All Season 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicPower All Season
Specified Weight 150 grams270 grams
Measured Weight 179 grams275 grams
System Adjusted Weight 279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
375 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 22 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 1.9 mm3.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm0.85 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 mm63 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 SuperSonicPower All Season
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
21.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00638
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
22.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00680
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
24.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00734
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
27.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00833
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 SuperSonicPower All Season
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points14 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points6 Points

Conclusion


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


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