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Continental Competition w/ Vectran & Black Chili

Continental Competition Black Chili Tubular Tire (700c)

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The World-class Continental Competition tubular now uses Black Chili compound and Vectran flat-protection breaker. The Black Chili compound uses smaller carbon particles which have more contact points for less rolling resistance and form more easily around imperfections in the road surface. The smaller particles also fit closer together for longer tread life. The use of Vectran not only improves flat resistance, it also reduces weight by approximately 15 grams, reduces rolling resistance, and improves ride comfort. Maximum inflation pressure is 12 bar (170 psi).

  • 700x19 (19-622) 230 grams
  • 700x22 (22-622) 260 grams
  • 700x25 (25-622) 285 grams

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding, Track 

Max Pressure: 170 psi

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total TPI

Made in: Germany 

Black 700x19

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 19-622 

Black 700x22

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 22-622 

Black 700x25

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 

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Reviewed 2/9/2017
by KWebb
Cycling Enthusiast
Marin County - north of SF
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Exellent Balance of Weight and Durability

The Competition is a little pricey but, well taken care of, it gives good milage while having great traction and responsiveness. I've ridden lighter tires that felt excellent but wouldn't hold-up to the crap NoCal roads in winter and also ridden heavier tires that wore like a tank but also not responsive and traction in wet weather was spotty. I ride in the hills north of SF, which get a lot of run-off in winter rains ( lousy surfaces). I'm religious about wiping them down (run a gloved hand over them for a couple turns) at rest breaks and super gluing cuts when they're still small. I can get a good 7-8 months of 30-40 mile weekend rides (only time I have, unfortunately) from them. I run 155 lbs which I think helps (rough ride but Ti frame helps).

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Reviewed 8/25/2017
by Anonymous
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Canandaigua, NY
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A great road tubular tire

I use this as my daily ride tire. I get about 1000 miles out of the rear (700 x 22), and I weigh 215 lbs. Great ride, roll, and cornering grip. I've gone through a few of the 22 mm tires. I might try the 25 mm next time.

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Reviewed 8/7/2017
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best option for training and racing

Been using these tires for a few years for all of my training rides and races, best durability and very reliable on race day.

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Reviewed 6/27/2015
by TJ
Casual Cyclist
South Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good tire but hard to fit rim for sure

I've ridden both the 700 x 22 and 700 x 19. They are hard to fit the rim for sure. I like to fit them and let them stretch a few weeks while I use my other rims before I glue them. The only flat I've had is when I picked up a beer can while I wasn't paying attention to the road. It ripped the tire beyond what Stan's could seal. Good in wet weather. The black chili is very sticky.

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Reviewed 5/28/2015
by GB
Lafayette, Colorado
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Hard to Mount, Tend to Blowout

I have had two blowouts on these tires are 110 psi and less than 500 miles on them. You might say my bad luck, but I don't have confidence in them. I weigh 190 so maybe these tires are best for little guys. I also think they are tight and hard to mount compared to most tubulars. They may design them tight to prevent roll offs, but I have been riding tubulars for many years and have never rolled a tire off the rim. Anyway, for me there are better options.

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Reviewed 4/17/2015
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Boston, MA
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1 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Quick Flat

I flatted on this exactly 20 miles into my first ride. Still had near-perfect tread on it. I guess it was just bad luck, as no tire is 100% flat-proof.

Hoping to keep this wheel rolling another 2,500 miles.

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Reviewed 12/8/2014
by IronmanTexas
Competitive Racer
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Continental still the best 19mm tubular out there, still the best for narrower discs and older deep-rimmed wheels, and still the fastest for time trials on older, narrow rims. For newer, thicker disks

Continental still the best 19mm tubular out there, still the best for narrower discs and older deep-rimmed wheels, and still the fastest for time trials on older, narrow rims. For newer, thicker disks and wheels, go with 21-23mm tires.

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Reviewed 3/5/2014
by chris
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toronto
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10 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
great tires

have used them for thousands of km - wear very well and are puncture resistant

these tires have a puncture resistant belt under the outer rubber and you don't need to replace them just because the tread wears off - the rubber is quite sticky and will grip just fine without the tread (formula 1 cars run on tires with no tread). So you can run them down to the belt without an issue. I only bring this up because I think some people are replacing them once the tread is gone.

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Reviewed 5/12/2014
by JO-CO
Cycling Enthusiast
West TX
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Always ran this tire, out standing performance.

Used it for racing, club rides, weekend rides.

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Reviewed 11/4/2013
by Anonymous
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2 of 16 customers found this review helpful.
punctured on my second ride.

I am still looking for a good tire. These rolled reasonably well but unfortunately on my second ride I got a puncture in the rear.

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Reviewed 11/7/2013
by tristan_smyth
Competitive Racer
Burnaby, BC
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Fast, durable race tyre

Solid tyre. Rolls fast. Lasts forever.

Haven't had any issue with flats. Typically after I put the miles on I peel them off and keep the still useable tyres for roller training and emergency spares (not that I've needed them).

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Reviewed 9/9/2013
by Anonymous
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Northville, MI
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
I have used this tire for 30 years. It is the best.

Use it in my normal racing and riding.

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Reviewed 8/12/2013
by Xwrench
Competitive Racer
New York
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Durable racing tubular for real people

Not as supple as some Italians, but certainly more durable. I've raced on Conti tubulars for 20 years, mostly Sprinters, and I've learned to be moderate with the pressure. I have a Gatorskin set that survive two Tours of Battenkill without a cut or scuff-'nuff said.

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Reviewed 7/29/2013
by tsmyth
Competitive Racer
Burnaby, BC
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Durable, fast, reliable race or training tire

I'm on my wheels 2-3 hours a day, 5-6 days a week, training on the road and track, and racing on weekends.

Granted I'm a wheelchair racer, the kind you see at the Paralympics and at marathons and other open road races, so my experience may be a little different, but it basically comes down to my weight being more directly over the wheels than a bicycle so I experience a faster rate of wear. With that wear I like to be on a more durable tire and I've found the Conti Competition has done well for me.

I've done some racing on the PodiumTT's looking for something lighter, but if I'm doing longer distances I like running the Competitons just for some added peace of mind. I've only experienced one in race flat with them and that was a fairly unavoidable situation. For the same reasons they're great for training. On some away from home training trips I've pushed on them with visible wear far beyond what a lot of other tires would stand up to and have made it through the day.

I will say that they are a little harder to mount than other tubular brands, but I suppose you could say that you can then be more confident in them staying mounted once they're on. My trick is if it's sunny to leave them in a warm car for a bit, just so the rubber is just that little bit softer, and they stretch on a lot easier.

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Reviewed 7/22/2013
by Anonymous
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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome Tubular

AZ cyclist riding 100 - 125 miles/week. Rode Tufo Jet Specials for many years but so narrow & require really high pressure to roll well. Switched to Tufo High-Composite Carbons to get a bit wider but FLATS, FLATS, FLATS, and unlike the Jet Specials which at least fix well with Stan's, those seem to cut big & wont fix with sealant. I've now had my 1st set of Conti Comps for almost 2 months with just over 900 miles in AZ & CO with no flats. They roll & handle way nicer than the Tufo Jet Specials. Love these tires.

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Reviewed 11/5/2012
by Jim
Competitive Racer
Ontario, Canada
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Quality tubular

Doesn't feel like the fastest tubular I have ridden, corners with confidence. Seems durable. As a tubular for Ironman triathlon it is a good choice as it holds air and is more puncture resistant than most tubulars in the same price bracket

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Reviewed 10/15/2012
by Jim
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Quality tubular

I have tried a variety of tubulars. The Continental Competition has a similar road feel to any of the higher end tubulars. I have not had any flats and it does hold air overnight. I have these on Easton EC90TT wheels and the fit and shape is good.

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Reviewed 8/13/2012
by Steve Hare
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Middlebury Vermont
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
The closet thing to a perfect all around and Triathlon racing tire!

I like to find a tire that is top quality to train and race on. I read a bunch of good reviews on the Conti Comp Black Chilli so I tried them and I love them! As I get older (55) my long rides are as important to me as the racing I still do. These tires are just great for both. I use sealant in them and put them on with glue tape. They are plenty light and very durable. I purchased something like a dozen of these tires and each has had the same consistent quality.

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Reviewed 2/13/2012
by Bryan Son
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Los Angeles
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3 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome!

These things grip like a mofo! But they cut and pop so easy.. Run over a piece of glass and its over.. Forget tufo sealant! Use Stan's Sealant, shoot a shot of it in your tube before you ride and you're protected!

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Reviewed 1/13/2012
by Anonymous
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Melbourne, FL
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome Tires

These tires get 50 to 100 miles a week on them. They seem to be extremely puncture and cut resistant. The do, however, seem to be subject to shock (chuck holes or road protrusions) caused flats. I seems that it is important to keep them fully inflated to avoid this type of flat.

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