Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Ultra Sport II 2015 vs
Schwalbe Durano Plus 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
  • Schwalbe Durano Plus
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Ultra Sport IIDurano Plus
Year 20152017
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 LowMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 015001111600640
EAN 4026495740487
TPI 3/18067
Compound PureGripDual
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 260 grams380 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi85 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi115 psi
Made In ChinaIndonesia
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)
28-406 (20x1.10)
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Schwalbe Durano Plus 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Schwalbe Durano Plus 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport II 2015
Schwalbe Durano Plus 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ultra Sport IIDurano Plus
Specified Weight 260 grams380 grams
Measured Weight 267 grams400 grams
System Adjusted Weight 367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
500 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm4.8 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm1.5 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data62 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data27 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 IIDurano Plus
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00444
20.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00621
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
22.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00686
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
26.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00791
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 IIDurano Plus
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points15 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ultra Sport IIDurano Plus
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Continental Ultra Sport II
  • Schwalbe Durano Plus
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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