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TOUR Magazine Epic Tire Test

The folks over at Conti-Online in Germany have archived this epic tire test/review and is available as PDF download.  The test was conducted by the German Cycling magazine TOUR way back September 2007. Old data but still valuable information. 

 TOUR - Resistance Fighters (click to download)

The test criteria includes, but is not limited to, rolling resistance, puncture resistance and grip. This is the most comprehensive Road Cycling Tire test we have ever encountered so far and is definitely worth the download! The folks from TOUR used a special test rig to push each tire to it's absolute limit, culminating in the test rider losing grip! SEMPLANG! 


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The Continental GP4000s emerged as winner. Based on first hand experience, these tires are quite hard to fault. Light enough for racing, tough enough for touring and training.... more than jack of all trades. 

Clincher honor roll: 

  1. Continental GP 4000s - 1.0
  2. Schwalbe Ultremo - 1.2
  3. Michelin Pro 2 Grip - 1.5
  4. Michelin Pro 2 Race - 1.8
  5. Continental GP 4-Season - 2.0
  6. Schwalbe Stelvio Rain - 2.2
  7. Hutchinson Fusion 2 RoadTubeless - 2.4
  8. Hutchinon Fusion 2 - 3.3
A surprising finding in the test is that top line clinchers are better than the best tubulars. See for yourself! 

So click the link above, read the review and share your thoughts below! 


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