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Continental Top Contact Winter Tire 2016


3 Reviews


700 x 42c Reflex (Steel Bead)

Our Item #:
42123-128468
Mfg #:
C1414642
EAN:
4019238576900
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I'm not a fan of this tire.

Check out my review of the 26" version. Can not replace or compare to studded tires. Not even close! Don't waste your money! I would have returned it after trying.

Pros: Seems like good Continental quality.

Cons: No different than a soft mountain tire for traction on ice and snow. Studded tires, chosen for the purpose, are far better.

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: April 08, 2016
Reviewed by: Mike

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Don't let the title fool you!

I bought 1 of these to try after reading that some people use a studded tire up front, and a winter tire in the rear, to save weight and speed. Don't do this! Too many wipe outs!

Pros: Seems like a decent tire.

Cons: Useless for Canadian winters! Can not replace a studded rear tire with this for icy conditions.

Would Buy Again: No
Would Recommend: No

Reviewed on: April 08, 2016
Reviewed by: Mike

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Extends your season to all year

Put them on the Adept last Friday and have been riding around testing. Rode ten miles into Arvada and ten miles back yesterday. Dealt real confidently with the occasional patch of ice or packed snow on the way there and back. Allows one to continue riding through the winter with very little interruption here in Denver. Rode it on a street completely covered with packed snow and ice from curb to curb, testing braking and accelerating. Quite trustworthy. Rode up a bike trail with melting ice, stayed up. Not good riding at an oblique angle into hummocks of snowplow debris, but that's kind of beyond the pale. Like any snow tire, traction is improved the further you go below freezing. Tried it on a bike path which had only some foot tracks and a single truck track on it in 4" deep melting snow. Sunk to the base in that snow and tended to want to swerve if you hit a packed strip, but was able to stay up and forge on without dabbing nonetheless. I think the 26" size, which is a lot wider, would to better in that kind of place. I'll still corner gingerly, but stop and go on the straight work quite well.

Pros: Winter traction, especially below freezing, is remarkable
Lighter than a studded tire
No studs to fall out
Ideal for road riding
Breaker strip for puncture resistance
Light weight for a product with this use
Good on dry roads - important in winter riding, it's rare to be solely on snow and ice

Cons: Too narrow for deep snow on trails
Wet, melting ice is still slippery, but not as much as with a regular tire

Would Buy Again: Yes
Would Recommend: Yes

Reviewed on: February 09, 2014
Reviewed by: Rick R.

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