21 of 22 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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