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Continental Speed Ride Tire (Wire Bead)
Continental Speed Ride Tire (Wire Bead)

Speed Ride Tire (Wire Bead)

Mfg PartNum:C1400343
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Tear it up.

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 (Wire Bead) is available in Black/Reflex, 700c x 42mm.


Weight: 490 grams


ISO (ETRTO) Size: 422-622 


Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/84 Total TPI


Max Pressure: 85 PSI

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Awesome tire for great price
by Anonymous
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Great tire. Smooth and easy to gain speed. To my surprise tho, I found these tires are flippin Awesome on snow and Ice!!!! I mean 4 of snow and packed icw and snow. Amazing!!! Rode all over the place and my tail end slipped just once, but not much. Ill be buying again!!! Customer for life!! Used to make my own studded snow tires and what a pain in the a that was!! No more!! Thanks, Rob

Reviewed 12/8/2017
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NOT TUBELESS - Otherwise a great general use tire!
by krismonroe
Cycling Enthusiast
Breckenridge, Colorado

Nice tread, fast on pavement, and confident in the gravel.

It's really a good tire but is NOT TUBELESS COMPATIBLE.

Continental states on their website All mountain bike tires from Continental are Tubeless Ready in the ProTection and Performance formats. although this SpeedRide does not follow that (probably because it's not a mountain bike tire).

It has go puncture protection if you like using tubes anyway, so there's really nothing to worry about, I just prefer tubeless.

Reviewed 5/8/2020
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Fast on tarmac and hardpack with less worry
by Michigan Man
Cycling Enthusiast
Michigan USA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Most riding on these tires has been on tarmac and dirt road in Michigan. The dirt roads are hard pack with many 15mm-35mm single loose stones scattered around. Even with 32mm tires, pinch flats happen hitting those. The 42mm Speed Rides give me a chance to look around and enjoy the view with less worry for tire saftey.

On tarmac they roll very easy and are quiet with a supple feel. This is a great priceperformance tire. Continental could do even better though if they would make a 42mm version of the Ultra Sport II folding.

Reviewed 8/23/2018
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Good tire for phoenix so far
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Glendale, AZ
10 of 12 customers found this review helpful.

I ride these tires on a CX bike on gravel, cement, dirt around phoenix and they handle well and absorb a lot of shock. They are quite big and do catch some wind though. The reflective whitewall is more profound than the pic shows which I like for city riding. I've seen several women glance at me and lower their shades will riding on these tires.

Reviewed 4/23/2015
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Grippy, and wonderful
Pomona, CA
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I purchased the 42 size and was upgrading from a 38. There is a difference between the two and the 42's do weigh a little more (when inflated) but the 42's offer great traction both on dirt and street. The tread pattern is great and they are durable. I've been having these tires for a little over a month and no flats yet. I dont expect getting a flat anytime soon.

Reviewed 6/2/2017
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