Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Lugano 2015 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
  • Schwalbe Lugano
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSpecialized
Model LuganoTurbo Cotton
Year 20152016
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 LowVery High
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 11600044.0100015-1503
EAN
TPI 50320
Compound SilicaGripton
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62224-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2524
Specified Weight 280 grams220 grams
Min Air Pressure 85 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 115 psi125 psi
Made In IndonesiaThailand
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
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Schwalbe Lugano 2015
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Schwalbe Lugano 2015
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
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Schwalbe Lugano 2015
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model LuganoTurbo Cotton
Specified Weight 280 grams220 grams
Measured Weight 275 grams224 grams
System Adjusted Weight 375 grams
(tire + inner tube)
324 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm22 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.5 mm2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.65 mm0.75 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No DataNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width No DataNo 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 LuganoTurbo Cotton
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
21.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00656
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
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 LuganoTurbo Cotton
Puncture Resistance Tread 14 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model LuganoTurbo Cotton
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 1.0 / 55.0 / 5
Buy At
  • Schwalbe Lugano
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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