Rated 3 out of 5 by Hoggy1711 Good value, but poor puncture resistance
I bought a set (in red, which looked amazing on my red/white bike, although sadly they only do them in black or white now) at Easter for my old Viking road bike, which I use around town (as a student) and whilst saving up for a better bike for the winter. My new winter bike (a Boardman Comp) also came with a set.
They're great value, cheap, and easy to fit. They have reasonable grip levels, and decent rolling resistance, especially considering the price.
Unfortunately, they have poor puncture resistance - I've had at least two separate occasions of three-four punctures in a single week. They're fine if I'm just riding around town, but for doing any real cycling, the risk of punctures is too high.
For this reason I've recently ordered a new set for my Viking for around town (the previous ones have worn), but will be ordering some better winter tyres for my Boardman (probably Hutchinson Intensives).
19 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by peanut the best brand ever
since i can remember i've always liked continental. of course i've tried other brands but they either wear down to quick or you grip is limited. but with continental you know you're on the right path.
10 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by muagie Great entry level race type tire
Not too heavy, low rolling resistance, and excellent grip even when wet. This tire just lacks in the durability aspect , dont expect too many miles as they get cut up very easily. Not very puncture resistant as small holes tend to gash open over time. Great if looking for a fast tire at a low price.
21 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Хорошие! Good!
Отличий от Vittoria Zaffiro не заметил. Отличные шины для каждодневного использования, в сухую и мокрую погоду.
Differences from Vittoria Zaffiro noticed. Excellent tires for everyday use in dry and wet weather.
07 June 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Not Good
Had one ofhese on a replacement wheel so thought being a tight Yorkshireman why buy 2 tyres when you can get one? What a mistake after 5 punctures and 1 new tube later these have gone in bin. The structure must be very weak as I found that all the punctures happened after the roads had been freshly gritted and on inspection afer replacing them I found little nicks in the surface of both tyres.
If Continental could sort out the puncture problem they would be a good tyre offering good rolling resistance and grip even in the wet. I also think that they could be summer tyre when the roads are a little cleaner.
Iwll go back to Continetal Sports Contact tyres as these do last.
12 March 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Do NOT buy! I have been riding bikes of all shapes and sizes for twenty years and I have never come across tyres that cut up and puncture so quickly. Even my 1974 Raleigh with original tyres has better puncture protection that these, Despite running at 100 Psi and using extra thick inner tubes I would get slices and punctures almost on a daily basis both front and back. I have since switched to Schwalbe Blizzard Sport (a cheaper tyre) and had not a single puncture. AVOID AVOID AVOID!
20 December 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Just say 'no'
Replaced the Michelin Dynamics on my Crosser's road wheels with these...what a disappointment, I thought the brakes were stuck on! VERY draggy, seem to be lasting ok, grip ok & have been less puncture prone than the Dynamics & while I'm searching for positives-its gonna get you fit peeling these bad boys off the road, so it isn't all bad news.
Personally-never again, back to cheapy Dynamics for me.
22 August 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Awful puncture protection
First impressions were great. The tyres look good and feel nice on the road. However, got my first puncture within 2 days and the next on wasn't far behind. both from shards of glass. both front and rear tyres developed slits within a month and had to be scrapped. I've worn out alot of tyres cycling the same routes, these ones are just weak. beware.
24 July 2012
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These tyres a re a good training tyre or entry level racing tyre. They do not have a Kevlar bead. They will offer a little in the form of being puncture proof but you could go for the likes of Gatorskins as they are specifically made for longevity and being puncture proof.
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