Love at first Contact.
Designed for long-lasting performance over a variety of road types and terrains, Continental's Contact Plus Tire provides exceptional puncture protection and versatile grip to make your next bike tour worry-free.
This updated, 650b x 1.6 version of the Contact features Continentals most popular tread design from all of their touring tires. With a smooth center rolling surface with textured shoulders, the semi-smooth tire's chevroned surface easily drives water, mud, muck, and other undesirables to the edges. Featuring Continent's SafetyPlus technology, this tire takes the SafetySystem Breaker and combines it with a highly elastic material, resulting in an extremely puncture and cut resistant casing that even lowers rolling resistance. Additionally, the SafetyPlus Breaker even meets the demands of high-speed e-bikes capable of speeds up to 50 km/h.
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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.
Weight: 990 grams
Mfg PartNum: 0101221
Wheel Size: 650B (ISO 584)
Tire Width: 42mm (1.7in)
Tire Type: Clincher-Folding
Threads Per Inch: 180
When these tires arrived at my door the first thing I noticed is they're heavy. When I mounted them on my fendered Rivendell Saluki I noticed they were bigger than I thought. I had to adjust my fenders. I think they're more like 44's than 42's. They mounted relatively easy. I pumped them up to 25psi not the max rating of 65. I weigh 140 so I don't need them filled up more than that. They ride really nice at that pressure and they corner great. I absolutely love the feel of these tires, I can ride all day. I don't care that they're heavy. I like knowing I will have few if any flats with them. I hope that helps
Ridden them on dail commute for 500 miles, zero flats, rolls smooth, good traction.
Cons feel heavy and slow.
Guess I would rather be a little slower than have to stop for a flat in winter
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