Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017 vs
Specialized S-Works Turbo 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
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicS-Works Turbo
Year 20172016
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
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 010108000015-1074
EAN 4019238668704
TPI 3/330120
Compound Black ChiliGripton
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 23-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2325
Specified Weight 150 grams210 grams
Min Air Pressure 115 psi100 psi
Max Air Pressure 145 psi125 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 20-622 (700x20C)
23-622 (700x23C)
24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
28-622 (700x28C)
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Specialized S-Works Turbo 2016
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Specialized S-Works Turbo 2016
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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic 2017
Specialized S-Works Turbo 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicS-Works Turbo
Specified Weight 150 grams210 grams
Measured Weight 179 grams215 grams
System Adjusted Weight 279 grams
(tire + inner tube)
315 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 22 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 1.9 mm2.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.5 mm0.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 mm60 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 SuperSonicS-Works Turbo
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
13.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00402
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00330
14.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00432
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
19.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00588
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 SuperSonicS-Works Turbo
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 5 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Grand Prix SuperSonicS-Works Turbo
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
Buy At
  • Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic
  • Specialized S-Works Turbo
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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