Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Mavic Yksion Elite 2018 vs
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

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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
  • Mavic Yksion Elite
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MavicSpecialized
Model Yksion EliteTurbo Cotton
Year 20182016
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 HighVery High
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Manufacturer Part Number 3780572500015-1503
EAN 0887850550424
TPI 120320
Compound Single CompundGripton
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 215 grams220 grams
Min Air Pressure 87 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 110 psi125 psi
Made In TaiwanThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
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Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Mavic Yksion Elite 2018
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Yksion EliteTurbo Cotton
Specified Weight 215 grams220 grams
Measured Weight 226 grams224 grams
System Adjusted Weight 326 grams
(tire + inner tube)
324 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm25 mm
Measured Height 24 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3 mm2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.65 mm0.75 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 62 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 29 mmNo Data
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 Yksion EliteTurbo Cotton
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
16.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00483
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
17.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00537
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
21.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00647
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
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 Yksion EliteTurbo Cotton
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Yksion EliteTurbo Cotton
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Mavic Yksion Elite
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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