Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015 vs
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMichelin
Model Ultra Sport IIPower Road TLR
Year 20152020
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 0150011876172
EAN 3528708761728
TPI 3/1804x120
Compound PureGripX-Race compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 260 grams275 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi73 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi116 psi
Made In ChinaThailand
Available Sizes 32-630 (27x1 1/4)
28-630 (27x1 1/8)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Michelin Power Road TLR 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ultra Sport IIPower Road TLR
Specified Weight 260 grams275 grams
Measured Weight 267 grams267 grams
System Adjusted Weight 367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
287 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm2.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data67 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data25 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 IIPower Road TLR
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
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00444
10.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00321
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
12.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00363
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
14.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00429
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 IIPower Road TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ultra Sport IIPower Road TLR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Ultra Sport II
  • Michelin Power Road TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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