Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017 vs
Panaracer Race A Evo 3 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
  • Panaracer Race A Evo 3
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalPanaracer
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicRace A Evo 3
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 0101080RF725-RCA-B3
EAN 40192386687044931253013492
TPI 3/330-
Compound Black ChiliZSG Dual Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 23-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2325
Specified Weight 150 grams240 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi90 psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi140 psi
Made In GermanyJapan
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
Panaracer Race A Evo 3 2018
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Panaracer Race A Evo 3 2018
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Panaracer Race A Evo 3 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicRace A Evo 3
Specified Weight 150 grams240 grams
Measured Weight 179 grams247 grams
System Adjusted Weight 279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
347 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm27 mm
Measured Height 22 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 1.9 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm0.8 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 mm67 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mm30 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 SuperSonicRace A Evo 3
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
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
19.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00570
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
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 SuperSonicRace A Evo 3
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points9 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicRace A Evo 3
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
  • Panaracer Race A Evo 3
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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