Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016 vs
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 2015

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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 Zaffiro Slick
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 CottonZaffiro Slick
Year 20162015
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 HighLow
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Manufacturer Part Number 00015-1503111.3ZS.23.25.111TG
EAN
TPI 32026
Compound Gripton
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 24-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2425
Specified Weight 220 grams370 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)
32-622 (700x32C)
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 2015
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 2015
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Specialized Turbo Cotton 2016
Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Turbo CottonZaffiro Slick
Specified Weight 220 grams370 grams
Measured Weight 224 grams398 grams
System Adjusted Weight 324 grams
(tire + inner tube)
498 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 25 mm26 mm
Measured Height 22 mm24 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.1 mm3.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.75 mm0.85 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 Turbo CottonZaffiro Slick
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
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
15.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00471
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
11.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00333
17.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00513
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
20.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00603
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
15.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00450
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
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 CottonZaffiro Slick
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Turbo CottonZaffiro Slick
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5.0 / 52.0 / 5
Buy At
  • Specialized Turbo Cotton
  • Vittoria Zaffiro Slick
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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