Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Ultra Sport III 2020 vs
Vittoria Corsa Speed (tubular) 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 III
  • Vittoria Corsa Speed (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model Ultra Sport IIICorsa Speed (tubular)
Year 20202017
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubular
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range LowVery High
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Manufacturer Part Number 0150457111.1CS.00.23.411BX
EAN 4019238026849
TPI 3/180320
Compound PureGripG+
Bead FoldingTubular
ETRTO 25-62228x23
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2523
Specified Weight 270 grams200 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 123 psi200 psi
Made In ChinaThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
25-584 (650x25B)
28-584 (650x28B)
28x23
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Vittoria Corsa Speed (tubular) 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Vittoria Corsa Speed (tubular) 2017
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Continental Ultra Sport III 2020
Vittoria Corsa Speed (tubular) 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ultra Sport IIICorsa Speed (tubular)
Specified Weight 270 grams200 grams
Measured Weight 267 grams209 grams
System Adjusted Weight 367 grams
(tire + inner tube)
219 grams
(tire + tubular glue)
Measured Width 26 mm23 mm
Measured Height 24 mm21 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm1.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.7 mm0.45 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 64 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 27 mm26 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 IIICorsa Speed (tubular)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Tubular
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not Tested8.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00264
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
14.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00423
9.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00273
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00441
9.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00297
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
19.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00582
12.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00381
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 IIICorsa Speed (tubular)
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ultra Sport IIICorsa Speed (tubular)
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Continental Ultra Sport III
  • Vittoria Corsa Speed (tubular)
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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