Continental Contact II City Tire

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Continental Contact II City Tire
Ultra-fine casing for a smooth, fast, ultra-comfy ride. SafetySystem Breaker for puncture resistance. Guess that makes the Contact the ultimate city tire.
  • A great all-purpose tire for urban riding and commuting
  • SafeySystem breaker provides protection from punctures
  • Water-channeling grooves for traction on wet road surfaces
  • Carbon/silica formulation provides traction and enhanced tread life
Continental Contact II City Tire
  • WEIGHT 500g
  • SIZE(S) 700x28
  • TPI 180
  • BEAD Wire
  • MAX. PSI 85
  • TIRE TYPE
  • Rating 4

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Continental Contact II City Tire
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

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Cons

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Best Uses

  • Commuting/city (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

For Your Commuter Bike

By Old Hippie

from St. Louis, MO.

About Me Commuter

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Pros

  • Beefy Tread
  • Durable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City

Comments about Continental Contact II City Tire:

So you just dropped $1,000 (or more) on a steel frame city commuter bike. Now you find out the tires from the factory aren't really worth a --- fill in word of your choice. That's what happened to me. I bought a 2015 Raleigh Clubman disc – Bicycling Magazine's "Editor's Choice" for that style of bike. They stated it was a great commuter bike, and I totally agree, except for one glaring flaw. The Kenda tires from the factory only lasted about 2,000 miles. With the amount of riding I do in a year, I needed something better than that. Enter these Continental tires.

Do they come with a folding bead? Nope. Are they light? Nope, not at 500g per tire. But they're going on a heavier steel frame bike anyway; I'm not a "weight weenie". Do they have a beefy tread area? Yes. Do they run small – as one reviewer posted? Not IMHO. In fact, they appear to be slightly thicker (wider) than the factory Kenda tires. And given Continental's record for longevity, I'm betting they last a lot longer than 2,000 miles. The Continental Gatorskins on my road bike are nearing 2,000 miles & still look practically new.

Now I can't give all 5 stars because honestly – after only a few miles it's hard to predict what's to come later on down the road; but so far, so good. They ride smooth, even on rough city streets or the occasional jaunt across compacted dirt and/or fine gravel. Just to be clear, I would NOT take them out on a 'rails-to-trails' bike path. They're just too narrow for that distance. But for city commuting, this "Old Hippie" gives them big thumbs up.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Comfort Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Commuting Tire

By Brett

from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smooth
  • Wet Weather Tractio
  • Wet Weather Traction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Continental Contact II City Tire:

    small change from a 23 to a 28 tire, but what a difference. Smooth ride without gaining rolling resistance. Great traction in Chicago rain on all surfaces.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Just bought my 3rd set!

    By VM

    from Spokane, WA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Continental Contact II City Tire:

      I converted my Motobecane road bike into a commuter for my 25-40 mile round trip ride to work(depends on the route chosen). I take some rough back streets to avoid traffic, these tires make that possible. On smooth surfaces I am able to keep up with or pass riders with racing tires. Their beauty is the versatility to do both. I'm sure I'll be getting a 4th set.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Not true to size

      By Bob

      from Gaithersburg, MD

      About Me Commuter

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      Comments about Continental Contact II City Tire:

      I returned these. They're quality tires, go on easily, but not true to size. I wanted to find the widest tire possible that'd fit my road bike and use it for commuting. These 28 mm tires on my Mavic rims measured 24 mm wide. I learned that all Contis run small, and so purchased Gatorskins 32mm that fit perfectly, and measure a little bit under 30mm. I'm thinking that a better standard is needed.

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