Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire

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Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire
The Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire is an easy choice to make for a no-nonsense, high-quality training tire. Complete with Continental's renowned silica based tread providing adhesion, stability, and high-speed cornering traction in spades plus a strong 3 ply/180 TPI casing to help ward off flats, you'll be well-equipped to ride to your heart's content.
  • Long lasting silica based tread compound can handle plenty of miles
  • Robust 3 ply/180 TPI casing for increased puncture resistance
Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire
  • WEIGHT 700x23: 300g, 700x25: 320g, 700x28: 340g
  • SIZE(S) 700x23, 700x25, 700x28
  • TPI 3/180 tpi
  • BEAD Wire
  • MAX. PSI 700x23/25: 120 psi, 700x28: 116 psi
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • Rating 4.5

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Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (16)
  • Commuting/city (7)
  • Training (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (9), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (12), Comfort oriented (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

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5.0

Perfect for rollers

By Tom

from Kansas City

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Quiet
  • Smooth

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

      I have been using my Nashbar rollers for about 5 years (in the winter). I usually put on some old road tires because my normal summer tires have too much tread. When they start showing thread I ordered these specifically for my roller use because they have no pattern at all. It made a huge difference. I didn't realize how much noise and vibration was coming from my old tires. These tires are very quiet and smooth. The ride was much nicer and didn't feel like work. They should sell these tires with the rollers as a package.

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

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      5.0

      Very satisified

      By Rankin

      from Al

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

      200 miles and I have not worn off flash yet.

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

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      4.0

      So far so good

      By JJ

      from North Texas

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

        Purchased to replace stock 25mm tires. I saw these on another road bike and they looked quit "baloony" for a 28mm tire - at least compared to a different brand on another bicycle I have - which is what I was looking for.

        Ride is rather plush for this size of tire. Haven't the tires long enough to comment on wear/durability. So far I like them!

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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        High traction; supple ride; good value

        By Ryan_S

        from Gulf Coast, AL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Fit
        • High Traction
        • Supple
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking
        • Training

        Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

        Bought the 25c version of this tire. Mounted on my Vuelta Corsa wheels (with very narrow rims), they measure out to 25.8mm wide with digital calipers. These tires were a easy install despite being a wire bead. For a wire bead, they are also one of the lightest wire bead tires on the market. A 180 TPI casing also gives these tires a great ride quality. Most tires in this price range have only 27-60TPI casing, so the 180 TPI casing provides a supple ride. One thing about these tires that is both a pro and con is the rubber compound: it is very soft. The soft durometer means this tire has lots and lots of grip (when powering out of the saddle I can actually hear the tire fighting for grip - that's how sticky they are). The bad is the soft compound makes them wear rather quickly. I will be happy if I can get 2,000 miles from them, but I have my doubts. I have not ridden these long enough to give any accurate feedback about puncture resistance, but I have yet to flat after 400 miles. For the money, these are a great tradeoff between performance and training. I would like to see the compound slightly harder to be the ultimate training tire.

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

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        4.0

        Contis are always good tires.

        By Chicagoland commuter-nerd.

        from NE Illinois.

        About Me Commuter

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable

        Cons

        • A Bit Heavy But

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

        Contis are always good tires. Kind of heavy, but at this price I can't complain.

        Durable, and they roll quite well for a tire at this weight. The old wire-beads, though heavy, come off and on quite easily. Contis seem to be especially "tall" (high profile) for their width, so they are, in my opinion, less susceptible to pinch flats.

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

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        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Delayed

        By Fab

        from Bronx, New York

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

          Delayed delivery why this is not a 5 star ratings.

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

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love'em so far

          By Hungry Zombie

          from Oakland, CA.

          About Me Commuter

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

            A bit tough to put on, but that probably has to so with my rim. They're super comfortable and no flats yet, it's only been a few weeks though. I commute only 5 miles each way, but there's three road construction sights on my route so lots of debris and it's not the best part of town so there's lots of broken glass too. So far si good though, amazing for the price. Not slow at all.

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

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            5.0

            Like it

            By GLH

            from San Jose, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

            Great Bike

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

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            5.0

            Great Tires

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            By surfmatador

            from Jarrel, Tx

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Great value
            • Long lasting
            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

              if you can pick these up on sale as I did recently, they are a best by at a little over $12-bucks. I've had them literally last for years, with heavy use at that. Short of having something puncture a sidewall, I've really never had one fail on me. I'm riding an average of 60 to 75 miles a week.

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

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              4.0

              So far so good

              By Small change

              from Bush, La

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Continental Ultra Sport II Road Tire:

              Not a gum wall and look "different" when looking at other tires.

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

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