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Continental Contact Plus Travel Tire 26"
Continental Contact Plus Travel Tire 26"
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Continental Contact Plus Travel Tire 26"
Continental Contact Plus Travel Tire 26"

Continental Contact Plus Travel Tire 26"

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The Continental Contact Plus Tire is an all-rounder tire designed for long days in the saddle over roads, paths, or trails. Featuring extra puncture protection and Continental's most popular tread design, this touring tire ensures that whether the day calls for an ordinary commute, or an extra-ordinary trek to the next rest area, the wheels will keep on turning.

Featuring an advanced, updated version of Continental's SafetySystem Breaker, the addition of a highly elastic material resulted in a tire that not only provides outstanding puncture and cut resistance, but also lowers rolling resistance. On e-Bikes, this means conserving battery life, on other bikes it means saving leg strength for longer days in the saddle. Additionally, this tire meets the needs of high speed e-Bikes, capable of speeds of up to 50 km/h

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Weight: 900 grams

Wheel Size: 26" (ISO 559) 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Threads Per Inch: 180 

Application: Commuting/Urban 

RimSize: 559 mm

Width: 47 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 47-559 mm

Min Pressure: 45 psi

Max Pressure: 58 psi

Made in: India 

26 x 1.75 Inch

Mfg PartNum: C1302567 

Tire Width: 47mm (1.9in) 

26 x 2.00 Inch

Tire Width: 50mm (2.0in) 

Mfg PartNum: 0101347 

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Reviewed 11/22/2021
by IntoAHeadwind
Cycling Enthusiast
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires to last over 4200km! Recommend 2

The Continental Contact Plus travel tires are excellent for bicycle touring. I got this 26"x2" pair to replace a pair of 26"x1.75" ones I started my west coast cycling journey with. The 1.75" ones were very good, though a little too narrow and so they weren't great if I went of the edge of the road into loose gravel or sand. They lasted over 4200km through Oregon, Washington, more of Oregon, and California down to San Francisco, and never let a puncture through.

I replaced them with these 2" ones from BikeTiresDirect when I was in San Francisco, and the wider tire left me feeling much more stable and able to comfortably go faster. They handle packed gravel and dirt much better than the more narrow ones, and they just cruise on asphalt. Great tires at a great price, and they will carry you far and fast on a long haul bicycle tour.

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Reviewed 4/4/2022
by Tully
St pete fl
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Great tire

Smooth ride good acceleration seem to wear less then the other tires I highly recommend

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Reviewed 6/4/2021
by Colin
Daily Commuter
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Noticeably heavier, but tough, and ride well.

Bought these to replace the slicks I used to have on my MTB. it's a hardtail I use for commuting. These tires are quite a bit heavier than the slicks I was using - but seem to be very durable, and ride very well. I'd say I probably go about as fast on these as I did on my old tires. These are heavier, but I think rolling resistance is less. I'm happy to make the upgrade for the peace of mind - I was getting the occasional flat with my old tires, and it's a huge inconvenience when commuting.

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Reviewed 11/22/2021
by Kavin
Cycling Enthusiast
North Carolina
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Good tire, smooth ride for roadway surfaces.

Mainly roadway use on sidewalks, streets and golf cart paths. Smooth comfortable ride with little to no road noise.

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Reviewed 6/25/2021
by guitarist
Cycling Enthusiast
Brooklyn, NY
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Goodbye knobbies

My mountain bike has never seen a mountain. It came with knobby tires and when it was time to replace them I searched the internet and discovered the Continental Contact Plus. These tires were a great find. The bike feels faster, lighter and closer to a gravel bike than I ever imagined. The price was great and these tires are terrific. I don't ride at night but I still enjoy the reflective sidewall.

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Reviewed 11/11/2021
by Anonymous
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Great product

Searched for good tires but realized these were the best for my situation.

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Reviewed 7/24/2017
by Anonymous
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Great ride

Needed a tire for road rides on my mtb and this really delivered a smooth, comfortable ride. No longer feel the need to purchase a road specific bike. The tires have proven capable for light trail riding as well.

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Reviewed 12/29/2015
by RicOdo
Cycling Enthusiast
VA
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20 of 20 customers found this review helpful.
Surprising combination of desirable qualities

I ordered a pair of these to replace the knobby tires that came with my MTB. Had no problems with mounting, barely had to use levers at all. It was late, and scheduling and weather were such the next few days that I had to wait to try them out. When time and weather allowed, I took a bike trip. Man, was I surprised at the huge difference between using the bike with the former knobbies and now with these Continental Country Plus tires! The effort in taking hills was dramatically reduced, and on level stretches, the tread design seemed to make the bike feel almost self-propelled.

I got the tires because I wanted something that had a sturdy build weight and durability with a tread that would facilitate easy, rapid roll on streets and still have enough tread design to handle cornering that may not be severe, but will need to project confidence at higher speeds. I have not been disappointed in tire travel and traction performance, and have had no problems with road debris, air loss, or flats as of yet. I especially wanted to buy a tire that had anti-flat properties, and this tire has a hefty weight and sturdy build with some puncture prevention built in, and this tire has all of those qualities. The material forming the tread seems to have this magic ability to both hug the road for grip and roll fluently for speed, a pleasantly surprising combination. Since I ride a little past dusk into early night, the reflective trim on the sides are a nice touch for visibility and safety. I had people commenting on how much they liked the bike before the tire switch, but now they comment on how much they like the way the new tires look, too.

The website said the tire size was 26x1.95, but what was on the tires that were shipped was 26x1.9. Five one-hundredths of an inch I'm not sure makes any substantive difference. I have them inflated to just barely under 60 psi, and have been fighting the urge to go to a little over 60 psi. I waited until I had some road time on them before reviewing, and now after experience I can say that I've been quite happy with the tire. Thumbs up.

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Reviewed 6/28/2015
by veloreb
Casual Cyclist
Northern Virginia
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12 of 12 customers found this review helpful.
Turn your MTB into a long-coasting commuter and explorer with these badboys.

I tested these on a long stretch of asphalt-paved multi-use path (namely the Warrenton Branch Greenway) with little need to worry about vehicle traffic. These tires rolled and rolled without much input from the pedals. When they say these tires have low rolling resistance, they mean it. Puncture protection is a big plus though it makes the tire look and feel bulkyheavy. Nevertheless, an excellent all-rounder for pavement, gravel, hard-packed dirt.

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Reviewed 1/14/2019
by 619mreyes
Daily Commuter
San Diego, CA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
one smooth ride

I can't believe how much these tired have improved my enjoyment of riding. Silky smooth on the asphalt. It feels like I'm years younger. They are probably a little heavier than the average commuter tire but they are reflective and they resist punctures so I'll making that trade. We finally got some rain so I'll see how it handles the wet stuff. I'm very satisfied as of today.

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Reviewed 1/3/2019
by John
Cycling Enthusiast
Boulder
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
durable gravel or pavement

great tire for turning an old hard tail mountain bike into a gravel bike.

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Reviewed 8/4/2018
by bikerlarry
Casual Cyclist
Iowa
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
As good as reviews said it was

I read the reviews before buying and after some research, I bought this tire. I love this tire, it's everything the reviews said, great grip and good handling even on gravel. I am very pleased with this tire!!

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Reviewed 6/26/2018
by forger
Cycling Enthusiast
Wiconsin
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Easy to install, great riding on asphalt, roads ands crushed gravel.

Peddling on local asphalt and concrete roads is nice and smooth. Took on a couple crushed gravel, wet and dry and still had good traction. Good all around tire.

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Reviewed 5/4/2018
by AFV
Daily Commuter
Los Angeles, CA
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Exceeded my expectations at all levels!

I ride a Cannondale mountain bike everyday for exercise, approximately 20 miles. Wanted a tire that was better for the street and soft roading plus a small amount of sand (beach strand riding) and flat resistant. Did a lot of research, narrowed it down to a Michelin tire and the Conti Contact Plus Travel. Called Bike Tires Direct and had a great chat about my needs and choices, never felt like had to get off the call or in a rush, it was like talking to a fellow bike enthusiast, not a salesperson. Decided on the Conti and very happy with it, does everything I had hoped for and more. The bike tracks well, low rolling resistance, quiet, smooth and really good handling especially around paved corners (my comparison is in relationship to other street tires, not trail tires). Price was discounted, delivery on time, everything as promised, super happy, highly recommend the tire and Bike Tires Direct!

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Reviewed 1/4/2018
by Flying Fortress
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Fe, NM
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
About as bomb proof as they get...

Yup...these are heavy, stiff tires. Weigh about the same as my Schwalbe Marathon Plusses. These are about as flat resistant as those are as well...none so far, and this in goat head capitol of the country. The tread is definitely a bit better for dirt roads than my Marathon Plusses as well. For street use with occasional dirt road forays, it'd be hard to go wrong with either tire, if durability and flat resistance are important to you. Not for single track use. You ride mud, get knobbies.

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Reviewed 11/27/2017
by Scott Lenz
Salt Lake City, UT
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great western city tire!

Ive been using these for about 4 years now. I have been using a set for about a year then I pass them on to my brother who uses them for about another year. I use slime tubes and they usually last the whole year as well. The protection against goat head thorns is superior! Best tire I have found for commuting in SLC.

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Reviewed 3/21/2017
by J Cox
Albuquerque
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire!

These tires mounted easily. They feel good riding. I've only been riding them for a month but no problems with flats so far, I live in the southwest with thorns everywhere.

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Reviewed 1/2/2014
by Bob
Cycling Enthusiast
Walla Walla, wa
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3 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
Great smooth ride

No complaints

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Reviewed 12/16/2013
by Pappy
Casual Cyclist
St. Louis
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3 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
smooth ride. easy install

great, high quality. Easy installation

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Reviewed 9/19/2013
by TyAllred
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle, WA
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20 of 21 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire for trails or country/urban obstacles

The tire is stout and thick. It looks inflated even with it is not. I have great confidence in it's puncture resistance. The high visibility paint on the sides make me more comfortable in the early mornings.

I'm a clydesdale rider coming in at 250 and they handle it well. I've done 100 miles of dirt trails and 250 miles on the roads so far and couldn't be happier.

Finally a tire with high visibility, real puncture protection, low rolling resistance and hybrid ability!

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