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The Contact is the jack-of-all-trades among city and trekking tires and features a new tread design. A uniform center tread/belt assembly ensures a smooth and speedy ride on the road. Deep water channels and fine sipes guarantee grip in curves and on loose surfaces. The tire construction itself rounds off the overall high quality. Ultra fine fabric reduces the rolling resistance while providing a noticeably more comfortable ride. Safety system breaker wards off flats. Wire bead.

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total TPI

Made in: India 

20 x 1.4 Inch - Black

Weight: 450 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-406 

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

Max Pressure: 70 psi

20 x 1.75 Inch - Black

Weight: 520 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-406 

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

26 x 1.75 Inch - Black

Weight: 690 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

700c x 28mm - Black

Weight: 500 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 

Rec Pressure: 80 psi

Max Pressure: 102 psi

700c x 32mm - Black

Weight: 550 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 

Rec Pressure: 70 psi

Max Pressure: 85 psi

700c x 37mm - Black

Weight: 600 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-622 

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

Max Pressure: 85 psi

20 x 1.4 Inch - Reflective

Weight: 450 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-406 mm

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

Max Pressure: 70 psi

20 x 1.75 Inch - Reflective

Weight: 520 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-406 

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

26 x 1.75 Inch - Reflective

Weight: 690 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 mm

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

700c x 28mm - Reflective

Weight: 500 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 80 psi

Max Pressure: 102 psi

700c x 32mm - Reflective

Weight: 550 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 70 psi

Max Pressure: 85 psi

700c x 37mm - Reflective

Weight: 600 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

Max Pressure: 85 psi

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Reviewed 10/21/2013
by Anonymous
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great everyday commuting and touring tire.

These donuts tasted horrible, but I found them to be excellent replacement tires for my bike. They're pretty ideal for commuting and the occasional weekend trek. They handled all that DC has thrown at them potholed streets, slick pavement, leafy bike lanes, shuttered government roads with aplomb. Great price, fast shipping.

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Reviewed 5/24/2014
by Anonymous
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Portland, OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Capable tire, well worth the extra money it costs over other similar tires.

I primarily use this tire on a fixed gear commuting bike that occasionally sees some training time. I was after a tire that had good handling qualities under a variety of conditions (wet, gravel, dry) that was not a pain in the a to get off if I flatted. I was a little hesitant to get this one because of the cost. I like Continental tires (what I race on) and I was not disappointed by the performance of these tires in both metrics handling and ease of use. Worth the extra money, I will buy them again when I wear these out.

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Reviewed 2/28/2014
by runningisfree
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Radnor, PA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for communting

I purchased the 700x37 and use it on a commuting bike. The tire has held up in wet and dry weather, good roads and bad as well as gravel/dirt paths. Highly recommended for durability and flat protection.

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Reviewed 10/28/2013
by Sam
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Hill country of Austin TX
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Good wet weather commuter

I have these mounted on my wet weather rims (Alex laced to shimano hubs) for my commuter bike (2014 kona Jake). It is outfitted with racks front and rear so getting a flat while loaded down is not an option. The pros are great mileage and wet weather traction. The con for me is that while loaded fully, tends to squirm around corners compared to the Freedom thick slicks I use in the summer. Also the tires came with a slight defect that causes wheel hop at high speeds due to a high spot in the mold.

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Reviewed 9/23/2013
by Mike
Bay City, MI
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Tough commuter tire

This is my second pair. Wish I would have kept track of miles., but 3 years of three season riding over pavements and gravel. Never a flat, even when they had no tread left.

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Reviewed 9/13/2013
by Anonymous
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Edison,nj
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires

I used these tires for commuting have 3000 miles on them no flats.

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Reviewed 8/31/2013
by Mike-KVG
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Vermont
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Raced a 40 mile gravel road on these tires. Great ride!

Needed a 700 x 28 for my specialized Roubaix for the Dirty 40 race in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. They provided a great ride, smoothed out the washboard very well and rolled fairly well on the paved sections of the race course. Couldn't have asked any more from these tires.

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Reviewed 8/8/2013
by K-town Biker
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Kensington, MD
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great Commuting Tire

I commute to the train station year round and these tires perform well in all types of weather and road conditions (rain, snow, mud).

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Reviewed 7/22/2013
by Tim
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western NY
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire so far

Too early for a 5 star rating, but so far so good. I put this tire on the rear of my commuter/tour bike. The tire feels nice on the road and the casing feels very heavy duty. Hoping for good success over time. Too many flats with my old tire and this tire was very well reviewed for that problem.

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Reviewed 7/17/2013
by Anonymous
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Tennessee
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Bomb Proof

Originally bought these to ride to Katy Trail in MO. But like their bombproofness enough to keep on for daily commute (20miles) on the pot hole infested debris strewn roads of my Southern city. Definitely heavy and slower but the upside is no flats and can ride on gravel and dirt roads when needed.

Easy to get on for a wire bead tire.

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Reviewed 5/21/2013
by Anonymous
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Grapevine, TX
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire, durable and fast.

I love the Continental Contact! Such a fast tire, and very durable so far. I was looking for a good hybrid tire, something that could ride fast on the road but that could also handle gravel and light trail riding. I did my research, and I couldn't be more satisfied. Great tire for a hybrid!

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Reviewed 4/11/2013
by JohnG
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Memphis
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Big fat tire, rides smooth and easy.

It's big, not quite the tread I'd like from Top Contact, but it's not a Top Contact. Very sure feeling on trails and mud. Rides smooth as silk and easy on pavement. Does not feel as big as it looks. Rides light.

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Reviewed 12/1/2012
by Tom
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Storrs, CT
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Fantastic, reliable, tires.

These tired came on my new Surly Long Haul trucker. There about 7000 miles on them, 1500 of those loaded touring, with two flats (both on rear tire). The front tire has many miles left on it, the tread in good shape. The rear is getting pretty worn now. I'd replace if going on a tour, but for local rides is still fine. I purchased a new set for when needed. Will change the rear in early 2013. Also great is the reflectorized sidewall. I ride a lot before the sun comes up andor afer it has gone down and the sidewalls are an additonal safetyvisibility perk.

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Reviewed 10/11/2012
by NC Biker
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Coastal NC
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great Touring Bike Tire

Exact replace for stock Surly Long Haul Trucker tire. Wears well, I got about 3500 miles out of it. Would buy again.

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Reviewed 9/27/2012
by Cort
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New Jersey
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
A good ridding tire.

I use it on training rides.

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Reviewed 9/3/2012
by JRR
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Boston, MA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire for touring commuting

The Continental Contact 700x37cs were the original tires on my Surly Long Haul Trucker. I've been very happy with the rolling resistance, grip and puncture protection of the tires. I use this bike for commuting, loaded touring and occasional unloaded day trips. The rear lasted about 3500mi before I wore through to the belts in several places, which is a little less durable than I would have liked. I had exactly 2 punctures of that rear tire in those 3500mi which was excellent. Handling on road and packed stone has been fine. They are a little squirrely on loose surfaces as you would expect from this size tire. I decided to replace the tire with the same one.

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Reviewed 8/27/2012
by Anonymous
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Manhattan, NY
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
good commuter tire

I use my road bike for dual purposes, both a city commuter (in NYC), and for competitive riding in organized rides. I used to use the contintental grand prix 4 season since it served both purposes, both light weight and puncture resistant, but I found it to be not puncture proof enough for my daily commute (consisting of occasional broken glass and rough roads due to constructionpot holes). These seem to fit my purpose better, though noticeably heavier that the grand prix 4s. I don't get paranoid on my commute anymore looking out for glass, however, the tire maxing out at 90 PSI is also a noticeable mushier feel than the higher PSI grand prix, and a bit heavier.

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Reviewed 8/1/2012
by Evad the Slayer
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Murrieta CA
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7 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent Every Day Rubber

I run the 700x37's on my Surly LHT. I have over 4,200 miles on them. And, yes, I rotated the tires twice so far and check the air pressure before each ride. I have had two flats...both caused by nails going right thru the side wall and into the tubes. That is not the fault of the tire. While not the lightest tires around, they are reasonably fast for my style of riding, which is around 15 mph on city bike lanes. I am now ordering my 2nd set.

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Reviewed 7/12/2012
by John
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Central NH
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
A Great Cross Tire!

We use this as a tandem cross tire and it works very well for dirt roads replacing the discontinued Vittoria El Tigre. One of the best features it has is that it's tread design minimizes the water and mud spun up at you as you ride

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Reviewed 7/19/2012
by Anonymous
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Denver
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1 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great deal on bomb proof tires

great tires, bomb proof!

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