Rated 3 out of 5 by Eeykdiw A grippy tyre, but prone to warm weather punctures.
I've had to write this review following a summer of punctures. I like the grip for towpath, wet cobbles and road use. However as the weather has warmed up I've suffered too many punctures from the tiniest slivers of glass and stones and many without any obvious cause both front and rear.
Having read all the review of similar tyres, I'll try the Schwalbe CX Comp Cyclocross Bike Tyre next.
Come on Continental include a puncture resistant layer!
13 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5000plus Excellent Multi Purpose Tyre
Since using these tyres (FOLDING VERSION) for the last 8 months I am amazed how fast they are on tarmac, grass, firm and loose surfaces. Have done well over 1000 miles on them so far with no punctures and hardly any signs of wear. I wanted a tyre that could manage both on and off road with the off road being tracks and trails and fields. These tyres have managed this brilliantly. I will certainly be buying some more when these eventually wear out. I have a set on my cyclocross and mountain bike.
14 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by fatmarmot Weight
Wire bead weighs 435g. I have only used the lighter 325g folding version, and like it. Poor traction in wet conditions.
09 August 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous punctures? not one yet on my commute..only gripe, after replacing 25mm slicks with these the bike feels sluggish on the road but once i hit the dirt...........
27 March 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Awful!
They look fast and I guess they are when it's dry and you're riding on pre-brushed tarmac but for anything else they are a complete waste of time. Obviously they have zero mud capability which wouldn't be too bad now it's getting drier but their biggest issue as far as I'm concerned is their complete lack of puncture protection. They attract thorns and glass and let it all in. You can almost guarantee a puncture every single ride. Avoid like the plague.
24 March 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Good for punctures!
Had these as a christmas present to go on my bad boy, thought it would be a good idea so i could divert down the odd track.... how wrong could i be! five punctures in a month topped today with double punctures! By far the worst tyres i have ever owned. Very disappointed. not what i would expect from Continental.
14 February 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Not an all-rounder
I've been using these tyres for 6-months now on my daily commute (mixture of trail, single track and road). They are light and are quite quick on hard-pack dirt with a low rolling resistance. However, as could be expected, they are useless in mud and have very little resistance to puncture. I'm replacing these tyres after putting a 10mm long hole/slit through the deepest part of the tread.
08 February 2011