Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018 vs
Continental Sport Contact II 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
  • Compass Bon Jon Pass
  • Continental Sport Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand CompassContinental
Model Bon Jon PassSport Contact II
Year 20182016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number RF735TC-LX-CP0101015
TPI -3/180
Compound
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 35-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3537
Specified Weight 355 grams520 grams
Min Air Pressure psi75 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi90 psi
Made In JapanIndia
Available Sizes 35-622 (700x35c)42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
32-559 (26x1.25)
28-406 (20x1.10)
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Continental Sport Contact II 2016
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Continental Sport Contact II 2016
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Continental Sport Contact II 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Bon Jon PassSport Contact II
Specified Weight 355 grams520 grams
Measured Weight 346 grams479 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm36 mm
Measured Height 33 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 0.3 mm0.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.9 mm4.2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.6 mm1 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 60 psi / 4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Bon Jon PassSport Contact II
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
18.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00558
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
21.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00653
23.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00713
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
28.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00842
30.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00902
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 Bon Jon PassSport Contact II
Puncture Resistance Tread 8 Points13 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 3 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 23 Points55 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 2 Points5 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Bon Jon PassSport Contact II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Compass Bon Jon Pass
  • Continental Sport Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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