Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016 vs
Vittoria Open Corsa CX III Latex Tube 2014

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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
  • 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 SpecializedVittoria
Model Turbo CottonOpen Corsa CX III Latex Tube
Year 20162014
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range Very HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 00015-1503111.391.SC.111.BX
EAN
TPI 320320
Compound GriptonISOgrip Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 24-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2425
Specified Weight 220 grams220 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 125 psi145 psi
Made In ThailandThailand
Available Sizes 24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Open Corsa CX III Latex Tube 2014
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Open Corsa CX III Latex Tube 2014
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Open Corsa CX III Latex Tube 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Turbo CottonOpen Corsa CX III Latex Tube
Specified Weight 220 grams220 grams
Measured Weight 224 grams237 grams
System Adjusted Weight 324 grams
(tire + inner tube)
337 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm28 mm
Measured Height 22 mm25 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.1 mmNo Data
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.75 mmNo Data
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 Turbo CottonOpen Corsa CX III Latex Tube
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Michelin Latex
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
11.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00351
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
12.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00366
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
13.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00390
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
14.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00438
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 Turbo CottonOpen Corsa CX III Latex Tube
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Turbo CottonOpen Corsa CX III Latex Tube
Full Review Full Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 54.0 / 5
Buy At
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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