Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016 vs
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 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
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro Control
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SpecializedVittoria
Model Turbo CottonRubino Pro Control
Year 20162016
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 Very HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 00015-1503111.3RC.18.25.111BX
EAN 8022530001915
TPI 320-
Compound Gripton3C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 24-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2425
Specified Weight 220 grams320 grams
Min Air Pressure psi100 psi
Max Air Pressure 125 psi130 psi
Made In ThailandThailand
Available Sizes 24-622 (700x24C)
26-622 (700x26C)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 2016
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 2016
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Turbo CottonRubino Pro Control
Specified Weight 220 grams320 grams
Measured Weight 224 grams297 grams
System Adjusted Weight 324 grams
(tire + inner tube)
397 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 22 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.1 mm3.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.75 mm1.05 mm
Unmounted Casing Width No Data65 mm
Unmounted Tread Width No Data49 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 Turbo CottonRubino Pro Control
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
10.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00303
16.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00507
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
17.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00531
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
25.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00749
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 CottonRubino Pro Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Turbo CottonRubino Pro Control
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro Control
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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