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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 

Black - 20 x 1.4 Inch

Weight: 450 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-406 

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

Max Pressure: 70 psi

Black - 20 x 1.75 Inch

Weight: 520 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-406 

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

Black - 26 x 1.75 Inch

Weight: 690 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

Black - 700c x 28mm

Weight: 500 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 

Rec Pressure: 80 psi

Max Pressure: 102 psi

Black - 700c x 32mm

Weight: 550 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 

Rec Pressure: 70 psi

Max Pressure: 85 psi

Black - 700c x 37mm

Weight: 600 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-622 

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

Max Pressure: 85 psi

Black/Reflex - 20 x 1.4 Inch

Weight: 450 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-406 mm

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

Max Pressure: 70 psi

Black/Reflex - 20 x 1.75 Inch

Weight: 520 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-406 

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

Black/Reflex - 26 x 1.75 Inch

Weight: 690 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 mm

Rec Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

700c x 28mm - Reflective

Weight: 500 grams

Weight: 690 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 80 psi

700c x 28mm - Reflective

Max Pressure: 102 psi

Weight: 550 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 70 psi

700c x 32mm - Reflective

Max Pressure: 85 psi

Weight: 600 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 37-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 58 psi

700c x 37mm - Reflective

Max Pressure: 85 psi

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Reviewed 10/21/2013
by Anonymous
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Washington, DC
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13 of 15 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 5/4/2015
by Anonymous
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Southern Michigan
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Good multi-use replacement for dedicated MTB tire.

I was looking for a mixed usage tire for paved roads, graveldirt roads and some hard-packed trails. These seemed to fit the bill. Definitely ride quieter on roads. Seem to be a reasonable compromise over knobby MTB tires.

I noted that several review complained about trouble with them being out of round. I think this might be a mounting problem. I initially had trouble getting these mounted. The sidewall would catch on the bead making the tire appear quite out of round. I was able to fix this by deflating the tire, applying some soapy water along the sidewall bead and re-inflating. It took a couple of tries but I was eventually successful.

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Reviewed 5/1/2015
by Anonymous
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Chicaco, IL
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Great Tires for my cart

Tires are fabulous for city riding

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Reviewed 5/24/2014
by Anonymous
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Portland, OR
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6 of 6 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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2 of 2 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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8 of 9 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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9 of 9 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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7 of 7 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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4 of 5 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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7 of 7 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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5 of 5 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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8 of 9 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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5 of 6 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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6 of 6 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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Reviewed 7/12/2012
by very happy
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san francisco, ca
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very happy

very happy

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Reviewed 1/19/2012
by CvilleCyclist
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Charlottesville, VA
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18 of 19 customers found this review helpful.
Long lasting & puncture resistant commuter tire.

As a daily commuter with a 40 mile (minimum) round trip commute including 2 miles of gravel road I have valued the Contact tire (the 700x28 version) as a great all-around tire that doesn't break the bank.

The small amount of tread it has helps out on my gravel stretches especially when it's wet & muddy but doesn't noticeably hinder my ride on the pavement (I can easily cruise along at 25 mph in a paceline with my early morning riding buddies).

The tire handles nicely and is relatively long lasting - I currently have 3,700 miles on my rear tire and it's got some life left in it.

The tire is relatively puncture resistant - sure I've gotten a flat from time to time but, considering the city conditions and gravel roads I ride everyday, I'm very happy with the resilience of the tire.

The tire does run a little thin - the 700x28mm is more like 25mm - but that's a minor issue and actually is to my advantage as I'm not sure I could fit a true 28mm through my brake calipers without deflating it a little.

The availability of the reflective sidewall is quite nice too - anything to be more visible during my commute.

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Reviewed 1/13/2012
by chip
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Cape Coral, FL
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2 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
Tire seem great to soon to tell about wear

Tires arrived on time and seem to be a quality tire. To soon to tell how long the tread will last. So far they seem great.

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Reviewed 10/30/2011
by robert1234
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spokane
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4 of 25 customers found this review helpful.
I wouldnt buy them again.

I bought these tires, because the store guy said they were the best I could get. I have had them for about a month, and I have had between 9 and 12 flat tires on the back tire in the last 5 days. Ya, ok , maybe I keep running over something on my way to work, but I have been going the same route for years. My old armadillos never went flat ! The cheepie Bondraggers that were on the bike, went flat two times in 2 years, and I got 2000 miles out of them, and only the back tire went bad. The Contentals.... well, lets just say if I had my choice, between 50 dollar contentals from my local dealer, or two new 14.00 tires from *****....and a bottle of the green stop leak, I would go with *****. I am really sorry I bought these tires. Maybe these really are great tires ! Maybe they just forgot to put in the puncture protection on mine. I dunno, I would not buy them again.

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Reviewed 10/6/2011
by madtown commuter
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Madison, WI
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4 of 24 customers found this review helpful.
Poor commuting tire

6 flat tires in 3 months, 2 flat tires even after putting in a puncture resistant strip in the tire. Last two flats in the sidewalls. Waste of money to purchase these tires for commuting.

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Reviewed 8/24/2011
by SAWC biker
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Marina, Ca.
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4 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
To soft and wear out fast when braking.

I ride 200 to 400 miles a week. I bike tour and need a tire that will give me good miledge. I'v been using Continal for over 20 years and have been mostly satified with them. I guess once in awhile you get a bad tire. I won't stop buying Continental tires because of this one.

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Reviewed 1/17/2011
by Wooden Shoe Biker
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Elgin Illinois
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14 of 19 customers found this review helpful.
Super snug , Too snug 406 tires. Difficult to seat concentric on some rims.

I bought two of these tires for my 406 rims. They were nearly impossible to get on. I have done this at least a dozen times in the last two or three years as far as other times on my various sized rims. These tires look nice but on my rims I could only get them to seat concentrically on a wider alloy rim. On my other slightly narrower rim ( approx. 25 mm. ) the 37 mm. tire would not seat uniformly and had a pronounced hop and I tried three times. It was the tire not me. On the wider rim it was OK. I would not jump at the chance to buy this tire made in INDIA again. Japan or USA or China seem better. (are there any made in USA anymore ? sorry) Thanks Ed and yes I have tire levers and thought I may break the Parks blue plastic levers on these tight mommas.

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Reviewed 4/15/2010
by don
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Makawao, HI
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25 of 30 customers found this review helpful.
Nice tire but 700x37 size is narrower than claimed

The 700x37's are a bit narrower than Continental says they are- I measure just under 34 mm on a Mavis A719 rim at maximum PSI 85. The ride and feel of these tires are nice and they don't seem too slow for a touring tire. Quality appears to be very good.

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