Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017 vs
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014

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

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicUltremo ZX
Year 20172014
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
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 010108011600036.02
EAN 4019238668704
TPI 3/330127
Compound Black ChiliRaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 23-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2325
Specified Weight 150 grams215 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi85 psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi130 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicUltremo ZX
Specified Weight 150 grams215 grams
Measured Weight 179 grams229 grams
System Adjusted Weight 279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
329 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 22 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 1.9 mmNo Data
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mmNo Data
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 SuperSonicUltremo ZX
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
14.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00423
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
16.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00489
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
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 SuperSonicUltremo ZX
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


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