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Continental Sprinter Tubular Tire

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Continental's best-selling tubular just got better with Black Chili Compound. The new material incorporates rubber compound particles as small as 10nm in diameter (otherwise known as 0.00000001m, or really, really, really tiny), roughly ten times smaller than what is typically used. Continental claims that Black Chili delivers the ultimate combination of tire characteristics: the smaller particles yield more points of contact with the road surface (offering enhanced grip), are more tightly bound to each other (reducing wear), and the resultant structure is more flexible (lowering rolling resistance).

The Sprinter is light enough for serious racing and strong and durable enough to use as a training tire. Three layers of polyamide (Kevlar) casing deliver excellent puncture protection under a long-lasting textured tread. Max inflation pressure of 12 bar/170 psi. Manufactured in Germany. 700c x 22mm (22-622), 700c x 25mm (25-622), and 650c x 22 (22-571) sizes.

Weight: 256 grams

Weight: 256 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 22-622 

Max Pressure: 170 psi

Applications: Road Racing, Performance Road Riding, Track 

Made in: Germany 

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Reviewed 9/25/2017
by Gutter Boy
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Reading, PA
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great - all around performer

This is pretty much my go-to tubular anymore use them for everyday and the occasional sportif. Decent amount of wear - usually can get at least 2000 miles (up to 3000 if I'm real lucky) out of them. They are supple and roll well and are decent in the rain. Only average on puncture resistance - The GatorSkin version naturally is better - all though I had my share of punctures with them which is why I usually just go with the regular version.

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Reviewed 7/10/2017
by Pista
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AZ
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
great tire

I use these tires on the track any while they are not as light as some of the track specific tires there, they roll well and hole up great.

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Reviewed 3/16/2014
by chaz
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AL
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Good BUT.........

Good tire, wears and performs well....however, on 4 of the last 6 conti sprinters I purchased, I experienced a SIGNIFICANT hump, or bump near the stem. I am an expert at applying tubular tires, trust me it's the tire, not tire installation technique. I had to drill a bigger hole, use tape and feather the tire on the rim....this happened on 3 different rims....one was over $1,000 so when I went on a long ride and the hump got worse, I wanted to burn the dam thing. And it's just Conti's, not any of the other tires I put on. Just FYI, good tire, but I had frustrating humpissues with just this brand of tire.

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Reviewed 3/2/2014
by Skyrocket
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Indianapolis
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1 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
I made it almost two miles before I had a flat!

I recently acquired a 1970's road bike to restore that had tubulars. I was going to switch to clinchers, but thought it might be fun to have one bike again with sew-ups. I used to ride on them all the time. I bought them based on many good reviews. When I see a lot of good reviews, and only one or two bad ones, I usually discount the bad ones.

I finally got everything finished and took the Maserati for its maiden voyage with two new Continental Sprinter Tubulars. I made it almost two miles when I got a rear flat. It was a tiny stone fragment. Are you kidding me? I guess I should only use them on inside board tracks. No, that probably won't work either. There might be a splinter that will puncture my Sprinter

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Reviewed 10/29/2013
by Anonymous
Tampa, fl.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best tubular tire you will ever find at this price!

I ride tubulars on my road bikes and fixed gear bikes 90% of the time because tubulars simply feel better and give a superior for to clincher tires. The conti sprinter is very durable, long-lasting, smooth, fast, straight mounting, and as good as eries that cost twice as much and dont hold up as well.

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Reviewed 10/26/2013
by ronny
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Lenoir NC
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
super fast tire for racing but not for your weekend ride.

I had this tire on my 50mm carbon rim for 8 months now. I use it on every Tuesday 45 mile country side race. This is the only tubular I have so can really compare to other tubular but I will compare to my clincher conti. 4000s and Mich. Pro4. instead.

The ride is harsh if you're riding on bad surface. You can feel every bump on the road. If you're riding on a smooth surface. Its super fast and you just glide on the road. This thing spin up so fast. I can climb with no problem. Im surprise that it can climb better then my other set of wheels. I wish they made 23mm or 25mm cause its so smooth. Its spin faster then my 4000s. The only problem is that you have to keep it at 135-165psi to get its benefit. There is a BIG difference riding it on 140-165psi compare to under 130psi. I haven't had a flat yet after 1440 miles. Front tire still look good and back might need changing soon. I will buy these again. If not then I will try Tufo S3 lite.

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Reviewed 9/3/2013
by Anonymous
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north texas
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
an outstanding tubular tire

they go on nice, ride nice and wear very well. The price is right compared to other tubular tires and are as good as tires priced twice as much

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Reviewed 6/25/2013
by Bill
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Richmond, VA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The MUST HAVE tire combining top of line performance in speed, cornering and damage resistance.

Pump up this tire to 150 lbs or more. The Black Chill compound sticks to the road like glue at high speed. After several months of riding on city and open roads I have not seen one mark of damage of any kind. You must pre-stretch this tire prior to mounting or forget it, it is not going on. For road riders and racers who insist on tubulars, this is the only tire to buy.

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Reviewed 2/25/2013
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Riverside, CA
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Very fast, smooth, all around tire

The tire is a tight fit initially so make sure that you stretch them out. I have rode them for about 500 miles now. They have good grip even in the rain. I race them about twice a month and at high speeds they are fast, and grip well.

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Reviewed 1/21/2013
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Iowa
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Old stand by

I have been riding the Sprinters for years. They have always been a good wearing tire. I like that they hold air much better than many other tires.

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Reviewed 1/14/2013
by ETbikehome
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Best tubular training tire

I love this tire. It is durable, handles and corners well, and feels like a decent grip in all weather conditions. The previous set I had lasted over 10K km. My favorite training tire of all times.

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Reviewed 12/21/2012
by kdatl
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Solid tire.

Been riding this tire for over 20 years. Good wear and value.

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Reviewed 10/8/2012
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
NYFL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Tires held up well during racing over different road conditions

I use the tires on a handcycle for US Handcycling events as well as US Handcycling events. Held well for both.

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Reviewed 10/4/2012
by Havoc2099
Competitive Racer
Las Vegas
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice tire

I use them for training. Good tire at a great price. I've already logged 2k miles and had one flat that was easily sealed. Not too heavy and good grip.

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Reviewed 8/27/2012
by Anonymous
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Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good value for a durable training tire

Relatively new to tubulars, but put a couple thousand miles on a pair of these before I finally had a puncture. Solid training tire with relatively low rolling resistance for a good price overall.

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Reviewed 7/14/2012
by Speedy Turtle
Competitive Racer
Nokesville, VA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good value for the money

Pros

I installed these tubular tires back in May 2012. I have logged about 1000-1200 miles as of July 2012. These tires are indestructible! I pulled and dislodged fine wire nail off the back tire using a plier and I was for certain I was going to be a flat. To my surprise to this day, the back tire is still holding air. Compared to my best friend's Continental GP6000 clincher tires who has had about four (4) flat tires and major tire cuts, I have been spared so far. These tires are very supple, durable, sturdy, and very lively.

Cons

Difficult to install. The best way is to leave them a spare tubular rims for a week until the tires conform to the rim shape. I used 3M 8031 Fast Tack Adhesive and within hours these tires were ready to rock and roll.

Conclusion

I recommend these tires for every day training, group rides, and occasional road criterium racing.

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Reviewed 1/23/2012
by roadbike1020
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Mt Carmel,IL
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Great Value

Excellent tire so far. A great value tubular.

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Reviewed 1/20/2012
by VictorB
Competitive Racer
Marin County, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome tire

The Conti sprinters can be used as a training or racing tire. I use them for both. These are bomb proof tires that will perform great on criteriums, especially those that have rough pavement, cracks, bot dotts, you name it. For training, they are totally reliable and will last a long time. I usually mount them on rear wheels and use something lighter for front wheels.

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Reviewed 1/13/2012
by Anonymous
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great handling reasonable price

I have been logging in excess of 500,000 feet of climbing (annually) since 2009. I train on a 13 lb. Parlee equipped with Envy 40 tubulars. The high speed descents and breaking associated with my regime tends to shred the tires. I have found the Conti Sprinter to be a reliable, puncture resistant and durable tire, much more so than the Victorias. Only one small complaint is that the Continental tire tolerances are tighter and require extra effort to mount, it is recommended that you pre-stretch these before attempting to bond on rims. Steep hills & Blue Skies, Michael (San Diego)

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Reviewed 9/3/2011
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Michigan
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10 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
Amazing tubulars

These are great tubulars, especially considering they so inexpensive. They ride is better than clinchers and they have amazing grip in both the wet and dry. Racing crits in the rain or shine, these tires have no lack of grip.

They durability is great too, riding over glass, rocks, dirt does nothing to these tires.

The only downside is that they are very tight to mount, you really have to put your weight on them as your stretch them around the rim. My thumbs are quite sore after getting them on the rims.

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