Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015 vs
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 2017

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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 Ultra Sport II
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalHutchinson
Model Ultra Sport IIFusion 5 All Season TL
Year 20152017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range LowHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0150011PV526131
EAN
TPI 3/180127
Compound PureGripHDF 5.3
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 260 grams325 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi115 psi
Made In ChinaFrance
Available Sizes 32-630 (27x1 1/4)
28-630 (27x1 1/8)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ultra Sport IIFusion 5 All Season TL
Specified Weight 260 grams325 grams
Measured Weight 267 grams335 grams
System Adjusted Weight 367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
355 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm3.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm1.3 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data23 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 Ultra Sport IIFusion 5 All Season TL
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (20 ml sealant)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00444
15.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00456
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
16.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00504
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
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 Ultra Sport IIFusion 5 All Season TL
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ultra Sport IIFusion 5 All Season TL
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Ultra Sport II
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 All Season TL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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