Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Ultra Sport III 2020 vs
Pirelli P Zero Velo Race TLR SL 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 III
  • Pirelli P Zero Velo Race TLR SL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalPirelli
Model Ultra Sport IIIP Zero Velo Race TLR SL
Year 20202020
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 01504573905500
EAN 40192380268498019227390551
TPI 3/180120
Compound PureGripSmartEvo
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62226-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2526
Specified Weight 270 grams245 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi72 psi
Max Air Pressure 123 psi109 psi
Made In ChinaFrance
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
25-584 (650x25B)
28-584 (650x28B)
24-622 (700x24c)
26-622 (700x26c)
28-622 (700x28c)
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Pirelli P Zero Velo Race TLR SL 2020
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Pirelli P Zero Velo Race TLR SL 2020
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Pirelli P Zero Velo Race TLR SL 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ultra Sport IIIP Zero Velo Race TLR SL
Specified Weight 270 grams245 grams
Measured Weight 267 grams247 grams
System Adjusted Weight 367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
267 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm27 mm
Measured Height 24 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm2.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm1.1 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 64 mm63 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mm28 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 IIIP Zero Velo Race TLR SL
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)None (20 ml sealant)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
14.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00423
10.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00309
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00441
11.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00339
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
12.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00387
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
15.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00468
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 IIIP Zero Velo Race TLR SL
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ultra Sport IIIP Zero Velo Race TLR SL
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Ultra Sport III
  • Pirelli P Zero Velo Race TLR SL
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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