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Continental Ride Tour 700c

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Review by Joeh

Think ride comfort, durability, great on road and gravel
by Joeh
Cycling Enthusiast
Shelton CT
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Had a set of Terravails on my gravel/touring bike. After 5 flats I had it. Yes the tires were lighter in weight but they were not reliable. . Enter the Conti Ride Tour. This tire is a solid well made tire that will perform on road and gravel. 500 miles so far no flats. Are they heavier, Yes. Do they ride a bit slower, Yes. But if I want speed, I�ll go to my Ritchey or Merckx road bikes. These are about comfort and multi surface riding. I�ve yet to load up the rack and tour, but I expect they will perform well.

Reviewed 10/29/2022
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Review by Frank Z

Perfectly versatile tire for both road and trail.
by Frank Z
Fairfield, CT
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I previously had some pretty fast thin road tires on my Trek but whenever I wanted to ride a trail or bike path, I'd consistently get flats. I needed something that would be reliable on trails but also fast enough on the road to have a smooth ride. This tire fits the bill flawlessly. I've been on my set two years and have ridden two Five Boro Bike Tours on them and they still look like they have a lot of life left in them. Granted most of my rides average 5-10 miles and I don't ride daily. Even so, I have enough miles on them to say that these are solid tires!

Reviewed 10/10/2022
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Review by Anonymous

Great traction, smooth rolling, great bump absorption.....great price
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Diego
17 of 17 customers found this review helpful.

Not a super technical guy, but I can tell you what I like about the tire.

Compared to Marathons, for example, this tire is really smooth. It is a softer rubber... maybe more supple is the word. Tires seem to be wearing great. I have at least 1500 miles on them with very little wear and tear. I ride all sorts of dirt, fire roads, bike paths, asphalt, concrete, Lake Hodges (San Diego) dirt and cactus. These tires GRIP really well. The supple rubber provides superior grip to my other gravel bike with the harder rubber of the Marathons. The supple rubber seems to really absorb the bumps better as well.

Third point is the price! That price for a set of 2 tires 700 x 42? Unmatched. I expected lower quality due to price, but I am very happy with the ride, the bump absorption, the amazing grip on ALL surfaces, the traction on the dirt and dirt hills, both up and down, I have a hard time finding a con.

Reviewed 10/13/2018
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Review by Geof Tillotsom

Fit the bill
by Geof Tillotsom
Ayer, MA
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I was looking for a tire to replace the original set on our ebike.

These tires were reasonably priced, easy to mount and so far have proven both safe and comfortable to ride in wet and dry conditions, I am very happy with this purchase.

Reviewed 5/12/2023
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Review by Anonymous

Great replacement tire
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Denver, CO
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

The tire looks good quality rides well and is the best price I found online.

Reviewed 4/3/2023
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Review by Rich

Slow but tough
by Rich
Cycling Enthusiast
San Antonio
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

So I ride rough roads in San Antonio. Conti gatorskins are no match. I wanted something beefy and long-lasting.

I wanted decent puncture protection. I do weekly long training rides (60-80 mile), and for that purpose these are pretty good. Sure, I lose some speed but I gain confidence. A tradeoff. Based on the review I read, I was worried that I would have trouble mounting them, but nope. Easy. BTW, I ride a 2007 Fuji Newest 4.0 entry level road bike. Tire size: 32-622. Barely fit but good enough.

Reviewed 3/14/2022
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Review by BikeFanatic

Great tire Slow and Steady
by BikeFanatic
Casual Cyclist
Oakdale, MN
25 of 28 customers found this review helpful.

After regularly flatting on my previous tires, which included several CST, Bontrager and Kenda tires, I decided to buy a set of Conti's after hearing how some road cyclists swear by the Conti Gatorskin. At the time, I was rather skeptical given they were only [$] a piece. Now, after 500 miles, any doubts I had were gone. So far, these tires have covered 500 miles on MN roads and bike paths. My daily commute covers sections of road where there are numerous cracks and small rocks that made riding a flat-fest. I have yet to flat with the Tour Ride. The lower inflation pressure also gives a much better ride than any previous tire I used, and the aggressive tread pattern performs better than expected on dirt. I can't wait to see how they do in snow.

These tires are not the fastest, but they are not so slow that you think you're riding on a flat. For my commute and weekend trail rides, these tires are great. And at [$] a piece, a definite steal.

Reviewed 7/19/2014
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Review by COMOBiker

A classic for all road conditions.
by COMOBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Columbia, MO
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

This is the second time I've purchased this tire. Previously I used them to update an old Schwinn, those were a 37mm width, and this go around I picked up the 32mm to upgrade from the slicks on my road bike to something that could better handle rough streets and the local trial system. A big upgrade in comfort going up from 25mm tires while not looking too out of place. A great value tire as well. If you have perfect riding surfaces then by all means go for a fancier slick, but if your roads are rough and you like to be able to hop on a trail from time to time this the tire for you!

Reviewed 4/4/2021
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Review by Henry

Great tire and great price
by Henry
New Hampshire
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I found this style (Continental) of bike tire four years ago and they are amazing the price is great and the last.

Reviewed 5/4/2023
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Review by Dan

Go to tire for around town and winter
by Dan
Cycling Enthusiast
Fort Collins, Colorado
9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

I've put these tires on all of our bikes that we use for around town, bad weather, or winter riding. They have a nice high centerline for low rolling resistance, and some more tread for turning. Not much noise or sing on the road either. Pay attention to the tread direction when mounting them. Doing this task twice stinks.

Reviewed 11/19/2020
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Review by Olentangy Rider

A great tire with a beefier tread design for unknown trail and road conditions.
by Olentangy Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Central Ohio
8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

I bought of pair of these tires for my Cannondale Quick hybrid in 32mm because I wanted a wider tire - I had been using 28mm tires with the inside rim width of only 14mm - with tread pattern for both on and off-street/trail riding, and I wanted a wider tire than the 28mm I had been riding. Initially I mounted the tires on both the front and back. After several rides on street and trail I was not happy with the tire mounted on the front strictly due to turns and cornering. Overall the tires are very low rolling resistance. IMO the rolling resistance is lower than the Continental Contact 28mm tire I've ridden for 9 years. So I switched out the front tire to a Conti Contact 32mm tire from the Conti Ride Tour. I love the combo. The Contact tire on front is secure and predictable in turns while the Ride Tour on the rear gives me added traction on any road surface.

Reviewed 10/16/2020
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Review by Apache Driver

Good value in a multi-purpose tire
by Apache Driver
Casual Cyclist
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I am very pleased with Continental's Tour Ride tires on my bike. They roll with minimal resistance on pavement while also providing decent cornering capability. The ribbed tread is adequate for riding rail trails with sand/gravel base or similar unpaved terrain. The design of the lay-up helps minimize potential punctures without having to add a supplemental liner. Treadwear appears to be better than other comparably priced tires I have used in the past.

Reviewed 9/17/2020
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Review by Boog

by Boog
SW Missouri
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Great smooth ride on hardball and good grip on local RR trails. Will do again when these wear out currently have about 600 on them and no signs of wear yet

Reviewed 3/13/2020
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Review by Cheryl

Smooth ride
by Cheryl

I love these tires they have great traction they're very durable and it's a very smooth ride I highly recommend this brand and this tire. I put them on my hybrid bike for Street and mild off-roading and they are providing exactly what I need.

Reviewed 5/30/2022
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Review by Rocky

It is reassuring looking down at this aggressive tread on my front wheel
by Rocky
Daily Commuter
Milford CT
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I am a daily exercise cyclist on small town streets. The tread on these tires is heavy enough to hang onto rough streets and sidewalks and to maintain traction in turns.

The tread is thick enough to get me over the occasional broken glass without incident.

This is a strong street tire in a narrow width, so I don't have to sacrifice speed while using a safe tire.

Reviewed 2/18/2020
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Review by Kev2wheels

The Ride Tours work for me.
by Kev2wheels
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

When I used to race all I used were Continental Grand Prix tires, so when I stepped into the recent gravel craze the Ride Tours looked like a good compromise for a commutesingle-track tire. I like the center ridge for racking up the miles and the traction is decent overall. I was able to squeeze a set onto my old Bianchi, so I am running these on 4 bikes from 33s up to 47s. Great value IMO.

Reviewed 8/29/2019
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Love this tire!
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Have been using this tire 3 years in a row on two bikes putting about 2500 miles on them each year with only one flat so far! This is the best multi-purpose road we've found!

Reviewed 7/31/2019
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Review by Busdriver

Straight in the trash
by Busdriver
Tampa Bay
4 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

I have put 100 miles on these tires and cannot stand to ride them another mile. They are heavy, slow to get up to speed and extremely unstable. I have the 700 x 32s and they feel like they have about one quarter of an inch of tread on the pavement. They are cheap...but don't waste your money.

Reviewed 12/23/2021
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Review by Jim from Taft

by Jim from Taft
Taft, CA
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

These are the best tires to date. I live in a desert town in california with a lot of tumbleweeds they shed what we call Goat Heads. Theyre a tires worst nightmare and ive gone through a lot of tubes. I am yet to have one pierce my tire since installing these. Very pleased. Quality tires. A little narrow for loose sand exploration but fantastic for road and dirt. Highly recommend. Great price too.

Reviewed 12/2/2021
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Review by Daniel

Cheap material
by Daniel
las vegas nevada
8 of 15 customers found this review helpful.

Very disappointed at this 700c tires , 2nd time to take the bike out for a ride and the tire blowout

Side wall came apart on one side

Reviewed 8/29/2018
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