Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017 vs
Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR 2018

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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
  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL
  • Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand HutchinsonPirelli
Model Fusion 5 Performance TLCinturato Velo TLR
Year 20172018
Tire Type TubelessTubeless
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number PV526011
EAN 8019227337075
TPI 12760
Compound HDF 5.2SmartNET Silica w/aramid
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62226-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2526
Specified Weight 315 grams290 grams
Min Air Pressure psi87 psi
Max Air Pressure 115 psi116 psi
Made In FranceFrance
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
26-622 (700x26c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
35-622 (700x35c)
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Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017
Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR 2018
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Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017
Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR 2018
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Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL 2017
Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR 2018

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Fusion 5 Performance TLCinturato Velo TLR
Specified Weight 315 grams290 grams
Measured Weight 323 grams306 grams
System Adjusted Weight 343 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
326 grams
(tire + valve + rim seal)
Measured Width 26 mm28 mm
Measured Height 23 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm3.7 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.3 mm0.95 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 mm66 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 23 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 Fusion 5 Performance TLCinturato Velo TLR
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)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
13.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00393
15.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00468
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
14.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00420
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
17.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00534
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 Fusion 5 Performance TLCinturato Velo TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points20 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Fusion 5 Performance TLCinturato Velo TLR
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Hutchinson Fusion 5 Performance TL
  • Pirelli Cinturato Velo TLR
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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