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Top Contact Winter II 700c Tire

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An all-seasons commuting warrior. The Top Contact Winter II features a special tread and rubber compound borrowed from Continental's automotive tires. This unique design uses hundreds of sharp lugs to bite down and conform to road surfaces for superior traction on wet pavement and reliable grip over the occasional ice patch. This tread structure performs on hardpacked dirt and gravel as well, all while maintaining a low rolling resistance.

The rubber itself is optimized for cold conditions, increasing grip when temperatures drop below freezing. The Poly X puncture barrier beneath the tread and DuraSkin sidewall protection keep out sharp objects without adding a lot of weight.

Continental rounds out their impressive Winter II model with an top-quality 3-ply casing and 180 TPI total thread count for an awesome ride quality and excellent longevity.

The Top Contact Winter II is available in Black with a reflective side wall stripe. 700c x 37mm (37-622 ISO) and 700c x 42mm (42-622 ISO). Maximum pressure: 85 PSI. Recommended pressure: 58 PSI. Wire bead. Handmade in Germany. Claimed weight 580/680g.

 

Application: Winter 

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-622 ISO

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 42-622 ISO

 

Rec Pressure: 58 PSI

 

Max Pressure: 85 PSI

 

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total 

 

Made in: Germany 

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Agree, Exceptional all-weather performance for the committed commuter, or the commuter who should be committed.
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by Holy Toledo
Toledo, OH
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

My daily commute in the great lakes area requires a hairy (bridge freezes before roadway) overpass with high speeds and congestion. Soft rubber with brush-like high contact area makes the ride less dangerous than it looks. Excellent daily transition and consistent performance from ice and snow at 35 PSI, to dry roads at 85 PSI. So far (400 miles) no siginificant wear

Reviewed 1/16/2012
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Good price, sticky tire
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by Anonymous
montana

Glad I found this and didn't waste my money on studded tires. This tire is relatively fast for a winter tire, and still has great traction.

Reviewed 1/14/2018
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no falls last winter
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by Mypalmonkey
Cycling Enthusiast
Louisville KY

Road in winter for the last two years in KY. There is more ice than snow. the first winter i fell 3 times and cracked a rib. last winter i bought these after my first fall and didn't go down again. the warmer it gets the stickier they get so i would wait to put them on till the highs are consistently under 60 degrees. i will buy these again.

Reviewed 10/19/2015
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Great confident winter tire
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by Carl
Cycling Enthusiast
Wisconsin
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I purchased the 42mm tire - they mounted up around 38-39mm as expected. I put them on my cross bike with disc brakes for winter training. I still had clearance for the Planet Bike fenders although it was a little tight.

The tread pattern is unlike any bike tire I've owned before - they're are very car tire-like. Tires channeled water and slush very nicely off to the sides of the tire instead of carrying it around and you (and your bike) ending up wearing it. They felt very confident on icy or questionable slick conditions. I didn't get a chance to try in snow deeper than 2 inches, but performed well in an inch or so.

A tad more roll resistance as expected, but smooth rolling - again I had the 42mm. So far tire wear has been good with no flats (only about 400 miles so far)

BTW - I saw reviews that described them as hairy; I concur. They are fuzzy from the tire mold, but they kept the inside of my fenders clean!

Reviewed 3/9/2015
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No Slips No Flats
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Louisville, KY
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Worked well so far. Have ridden in snow and rain for about two months and only slipped on an iced over railroad crossing. No flats either.

Reviewed 1/27/2015
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Excellent Traction
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by JTBII
Casual Cyclist
Denver, CO
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Use: First Time Used

Conditions: Snow/Ice, Single Digit Temps

Tire Pressure Lowered Tire Pressure but not sure to what PSI

It snowed all day in Denver and I picked up my bike from bike shop late in the evening. I rode the bike home and these tires performed as I expected from previous posts. The road was slick with ice and snow but the tires gripped to the surface, never slipping. I slightly deflated tire pressure as well. Looking forward to my commute to work tomorrow.

Reviewed 11/16/2014
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Hairy!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
NJ

These tires have very, very good traction, especially on chip seal. They do tend to pick up little bits of gravel, and probably glass. Even with them on I can keep up with the regular guys with standard road tires, though I'm probably working a bit harder.

Reviewed 11/10/2014
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Great for Winter Commute
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by tfree
Cycling Enthusiast
Omaha
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I ride 11 each way, mostly on bike path, but in the winter, melt and freeze on underpasses and slippery wood bridges were handled. I still slowed because I have fallen before with mountain bike tires, but never had a problem. Did ride slow one day in packed ice and didn't have a problem. Easily kept up with traffic at 15-20 mph. Transitions great to dry pavement. Did 63 miles last year to Thanksgiving Dinner at the in-laws. Seem to be wearing well. Mounted on spare wheels on an All-City Macho Man.

Reviewed 11/8/2014
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typicall continental
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
NYC
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Haven't ridden these much yet. Out of the box, the manufacturing seems typical Continental... which is very good. The tread is carefully molded (many, many, many mold vents)to produce a deep tread with lots of sipes. This tread produces outrageous amounts of grip on chip-seal. Also typical Continental, they aren't really 37mm. The mounted 34mm on my rims. (Which formerly had 32 mm gatorskins which were really 30mm)

Reviewed 10/12/2014
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Very good tire for cold and snow conditions.
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by Anonymous
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These tires were put on my cross bike for winter use.They have excellent cold and snow condition grip. They are just like car snow tires and have a tire compound that allows for maximum grip in cold conditions.

Reviewed 12/13/2013
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Awesome tire
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by tep
Cycling Enthusiast
Minneapolis, MN
10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.

I live in Minnesota, and these tires have made it possible for me to ride all winter long. They grip well - even on ice and bumpy snow.

Reviewed 1/10/2013
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my bike is only as good as the tires i put on it
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by ARMSZ1
Cycling Enthusiast
OCEANCITY MD
12 of 17 customers found this review helpful.

smooth ride and best handleing on all terain,

Reviewed 4/9/2012
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