Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018 vs
Continental Top Contact II 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
  • Compass Bon Jon Pass
  • Continental Top 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 PassTop Contact II
Year 20182015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Continental
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number RF735TC-LX-CP0100441
TPI -3/180
Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 35-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3537
Specified Weight 355 grams600 grams
Min Air Pressure psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi88 psi
Made In JapanGermany
Available Sizes 35-622 (700x35c)47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Continental Top Contact II 2015
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Continental Top Contact II 2015
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Compass Bon Jon Pass 2018
Continental Top Contact II 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Bon Jon PassTop Contact II
Specified Weight 355 grams600 grams
Measured Weight 346 grams584 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm37 mm
Measured Height 33 mm35 mm
Tread Depth 0.3 mm2.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.9 mm4.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 0.6 mm1.05 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 PassTop 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
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
16.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00501
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
18.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00558
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
21.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00653
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
28.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00842
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
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 PassTop Contact II
Puncture Resistance Tread 8 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 3 Points6 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 23 Points70 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 2 Points6 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 PassTop Contact II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Compass Bon Jon Pass
  • Continental Top Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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