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Speed Ride Tire (Folding)

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Continental's Speed Ride lives up to its name, featuring a low profile diamond tread down that rockets over bike paths and paved streets, yet provides just enough grip to inspire confidence on the trails. Shoulder lugs help keep the rubber side down when cornering as well.

A Puncture ProTection layer has been added beneath the tread, keeping out thorns or road debris and keeping you rolling.

The Speed Ride (Folding) is available in All Black and Black/Reflex, 700c x 42mm.

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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%.

 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

 

Tire Width: 42mm (1.7in) 

 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

 

RimSize: 622 mm

 

Width: 42 mm

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 42-622 mm

 

Max Pressure: 85 PSI

 

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/84 Total TPI

Black - 700c x 42mm

Weight: 420 grams

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Perfect for D2R2's blend of dirt and paved roads
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by cbratina
Cycling Enthusiast
Litchfield, CT
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Bought the 700x35c for my Litespeed Blue Ridge to use on dirt road rides. The best tire I ever used for D2R2, incredible grip on the dirt roads and able to out roll other cross bikes on descents, some with heavy road tires. No flats to date and with all the rocks I have hit, there are no cuts.

Reviewed 8/15/2014
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Speed Ride 700x42 is the best choice for Michigan patched pavement and dirt roads.
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by Michigan Man
Cycling Enthusiast
Lower Peninsula Michigan

Following low traffic routes takes me on less well maintained pavement and dirt roads. These tires are good at any price and excellent when you consider their price. I would like to try a 42mm version of the folding Ultra Sport II though. That would be even faster and more supple.

Reviewed 9/22/2018
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Good on gravelfire roads, Great on snow!
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by DaveH
Daily Commuter
Portland, OR
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Bought the 42mm for local gravelfire roads and they work great. Was pleasantly surprised when they also excelled in the recent Portland snow. Ran them at lower pressure and the width and thousands(?) of edges on the tread gripped all the snow and ice. No noticeable wear and tear or flats after a few hundred miles. Would definitely buy again.

Reviewed 1/3/2017
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A great tire
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by Stephen
Cycling Enthusiast
Oxford, NJ
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Have the 42s. Super tire using on my cross bike mainly riding roads. Ride real nice and fast for style tire. When riding with groups I don't feel as if I'm giving up anything to my buddies riding road bikes. As another reviewer stated, this tire rolls. On downhills as fast most road tires. Well buy again.

Reviewed 12/31/2016
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Not as puncture resistant as hoped!
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by Rob
PDX
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

8 Miles in on inaugural ride and down goes the front. Suprised me as all my other continental puncture resistant tires never went down until I wore them down. Love the tread pattern and the ride so comfy and faster than expected.

Reviewed 2/5/2019
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Limited rides, but great so far
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by JefDiesel
Competitive Racer
Spokane
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Bought this tire for my winter riding on cross bike. So far it has not disappointed. Mostly on roads, but its been solid on gravel, hardpack, even some light snow. Just the amount of rubber under foot, adds to the confidence when on questionable surface. Durable to date as well. No complaints, would recommend.

Reviewed 2/24/2014
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Good tire- really too bad it didn't fit my bike
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
moline, il

I tried it out on my ebike and it fit on the front but was too wide for the rear.

Reviewed 6/17/2019
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Great on mixed terrain tour
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
SF East Bay, Ca
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Bought to try a wider tire on my cross bike. Was pleasantly surprised how fast, smooth and resiliant they are. Worked great on a tour over dirt, gravel, and long road miles. Fast on the road and gave good confidence on wet dirt road descents.

Reviewed 5/8/2017
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Great all 'rounder
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, Or
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use these mostly as an around town tire, but have used them for mixed gravel and pavement touring, and trail riding as well. I've been super pleased with these. They've got good grip on hardpack, roll fast, and are reasonably priced. I'm not sure what people are doing to get so many flats with these though. I've got more than 1500 miles on my first set, weigh 235 pounds, pull a trailer, and ride with bags on and off-road. I had one flat from a shard of glass.

Reviewed 11/25/2020
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Great all around tire.
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by B-funk
twin cities minnesota
10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.

I have over 800 miles on this tire (29x42). About four hundred of which included a variety of gravel roads, low maintenance state forest roads, atv double track, and mild single track. Good traction in most situations except deep mud and they are stable, predictable, and handle well. I have used this tire in three seasons now, including some snow and rain. I commute daily on this tire around town. Overall the tire has performed flawlessly. Not one flat. Tread and side wall is still in great shape. I anticipate at least another 800 miles on them if not more. They are mounted on wtb kom i25 rims and Mount easily and look great.

Reviewed 9/29/2018
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Awesome on road off road tires!
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by Frado
Michigan
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I purchased these Continentals for my Specialiazed CrossTrail and they are awesome!

They roll smoothly on flat pavement with very little resistance and they perform very well on sand, gravel and even larger stone, like cobblestone!

They stop on a dime, epsecially when I was flying on a rail trail and thought I could beat a Ford 250 at a crossroad!

My wife screamed because she thought I couldn't beat the truck and I slammed on my disc brakes at around 15 mph. My Continentals stopped me and my bike on a dime! My wife was relieved, indeed.

If your looking for an all road conditions travel tire, than I recommend the Continental Speed Rides! They wont disappoint you.

Reviewed 9/25/2018
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Nice ride for gravel paths, but prone to punture
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by RMichel
Cycling Enthusiast
Madison WI

I've taken these off my commutererrand bike, which I sometimes take for short rides on paths too, because I've had three punctures in about 200 miles. They roll real nice on pavement and give good traction on gravel, light dirt paths, but too puncture resistant for what I want out of them. I'm put back on a worn pair of Conti Top Contact 32mm tires, and will likely get new Top Contacts in a wider size next time. Too bad Conti doesn't make the City Ride with another layer of protection, even if it cost $30 per tire.

Reviewed 2/9/2020
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Great inexpensive all around tire
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by RacerX
NW Arkansas

Bought these to replace original tires on my Giant Roam. This is my all around bike and is a beast. Dropped about 2lbs just by using these and they are great. I have ridden with my gravel buddies, done around town trips and commuted to work. No flats, fast, no complaints with about 500 miles of riding. If you need a do it all tire that is inexpensive, this is it.

Reviewed 10/20/2020
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by Anonymous
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

The perfect tire if you need practice changing flats. Also started to get threads coming loose around where the bead sits against the wheel. I got four flats on a four day tour which I chalked up to the tires simply not being suitable for loaded touring on mixed surfaces. Then I got two more flats after I got home under completely normal circumstances (no load on bike, no gravel, etc). I threw the tires straight into the trash and went back to Schwalbe Marathons. The Continental Speed Rides were light, seemed to roll fast and had great traction, but were simply too fragile to go anywhere at all without flatting. I have no idea who would want a 42mm treaded tire this thin and fragile.

Reviewed 6/10/2019
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Nice rolling, flat resistance isn't great
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by RobertoM
Cycling Enthusiast
Madison WI

For the price point, this is a decent tire, but the first time I rode it I got a flat from a sharp piece of flint. This was in December in Wisconsin, so there was sand and debris and a bit of icesnow on the road, but still I didn't expect a flat the first time out. Patched the tube and have take about 4 short rides without flats, and overall, I like the way these roll. I previously had Conti Top Contacts on this commuter bike (an older hybridpath bike), but wanted to try something a bit wider but still light folding tire. Next time, I'll stick with the Top Contacts and pay more, because in many years of riding Top Contacts folding, I've only gotten one flat.

Reviewed 1/7/2019
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Narrower than expected. Seem good so far.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Tucson, AZ

Limited mileage so far, but these are a nice commuter tire for less than ideal roads, dirt trails, alleys, etc.

Reviewed 4/24/2020
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Excellent Tire at an Excellent Price
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by BobWea
Cycling Enthusiast
Western Virginia Mountains
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I tried these tires on my Surly Karate Monkey 29er. I have been using this bike as a general purpose road and

gravel trail bike. Until trying the Speed Rides I was never satisfied with the other urban , commuter or cyclocross tires

which I was using (including some fairly high priced). I tried the beaded cheaper version of the tires. I was very happy about how quickly these accelerated and climbed hills. I have about 500 miles on them so far and have not seen any unusual wear on the tread.

Reviewed 10/19/2018
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Great tire, great price
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by Bikeman1
NW Arkansas
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Replaced some OEM wire bead tires with these. Dropped weight and gained comfort and speed.

Reviewed 2/20/2020
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Good for touring on a 29er
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by Curt
Daily Commuter
Milwaukee, WI
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Put these on a Trek 920 for a 200 mile Midwest tour. Worked great for gravel roads, shoulders, etc. but still felt fast on the paced paths. Not too heavy. Seems pretty durable, did well in the rain. I'm happy with them.

Reviewed 6/19/2017
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good fit on my cross bike
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by dennis at ERG! Bar
Competitive Racer
Michigan
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

They measure at 38-39mm so they fit on my 2012 Stevens Prestige Alloy frame and fork. There's a good solid 18-316 clearance to the chainstays so some mud won't be a problem. Super sticky Kanza mud might present a problem but I'm not going to do 'that' to my body anyway. Good high-volume fast-spinning gravel tire. Less precious than my Grifo XS tubulars which I would use if the course was hard-pack clay with no sand or loose point gravel. Pretty happy.

Reviewed 5/1/2017
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