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Continental Ultra Sport II (Folding)

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The Ultra Sport II has an option for every rider.

Coming in a wide variety of sizes, this tire is perfect for many different applications. Whether classic 23mm, increasingly popular 25mm, or wider 28mm tires are more your speed, the Ultra Sport II has got you covered. The excellent combination of grip and puncture protection will keep you rolling and enjoying the ride for miles. Across the range you get a supple 180 TPI casing and great mileage for the silica-based tread compound.

The Continental Ultra Sport II comes in 700c x 23/25/28mm. Folding Bead. Black.

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total TPI

Made in: India 

Black - 700c x 23mm

Weight: 240 grams

Black - 700c x 25mm

Weight: 260 grams

Black - 700c x 28mm

Weight: 280 grams

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Reviewed 11/22/2018
by bill
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Texas
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Probably the most durable tire for the money

I'm tired of buying expensive tires with that wear out quickly and get flats. These are always more durable.

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Reviewed 10/5/2018
by Crypto Que
Daily Commuter
Fairfield County
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First Road Bike Tire Upgrade

I bought these tires to complete a Mavic wheelset, & have become a worshiper at the Continental Altar. These

tires & tubes are great, the grip is massive & I even have a little more confidence when riding in the rain. I love Contis so much I've begun stocking up on tubes & tires at bargain prices. Looking forward to using wider tires & a Gatorskin over the winter.

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Reviewed 10/25/2018
by Loyd
Cycling Enthusiast
League City, TX
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Good value, puncture resistant and easy rolling.

I have 4 bikes and use these on all of them. They are affordable, reliable and long lasting.

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Reviewed 7/16/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Cruz
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Actual Weight of 700c x 28 327 grams.

Measured a brand new Super Sport II foldable on balance beam scale. Actual weight was 327 grams. Expect a little nominal variation, but this quite far from the 280 grams listed on on Bike Tires Direct website - a 47 gram difference per tire.

Very nice ride and very high value, but exceptionally tight bead. So tight that there simply was not enough room to tuck my inner tube out of the way of being pinched at the end of the mount, which MUST be done with tire irons. I'm using pretty expensive latex tubes, so it felt risky. Very thankful I didn't rip the tube. A roadside tube change might be a little risky in that regard.

Perhaps the bead loosens up with repeated stretching.

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Reviewed 9/17/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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Tough to beat these all around tires smooth ride, durable.

Some find Conti's hard to install, but I've always found them easy if I take my time.

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Reviewed 1/27/2017
by TXCarl
Competitive Racer
TX
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Good All-Arounder

I think the other reviewers have summed up my feelings pretty well. Writing this just to add yet another confirming witness that this is a decent all-around tire. It's definitely not as fast as a GP4k but then, it shouldn't be at the price you pay for these and furthermore, I want more durability in a tire I plan to beat up every day. That said, they are NOT slow. They roll best in their first 400mi of use and as my back tire has gotten more worn, it doesn't feel quite as lively. Still a good fast tire though. Stands up well to my trainer which munches tires pretty well. Not sure about other folks but mine were a tight fit on both Mavic wheelsets that I have. Can't beat the price- will definitely order more.

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Reviewed 3/5/2018
by MEJMEM
Competitive Racer
Memphis TN
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
even the folder has a stiff as a board bead

so these tires grip well, wear well, which is the only reason they don't get a worse review, however... they are stiff as a board to get on and off the rim. Changing a tube if you get a flat is such a pain. My new Gator Hardshell tires are so much easier to get on and off. I know this because I mounted one with the rotation direction going the wrong way, and it only took me a few more minutes to switch it back.

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Reviewed 12/28/2016
by PastorP
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Waldorf, MD
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire!

I ordered two sets of these tires and put one set on my Pinarello and one on my Lynskey. I've only put in one ride on each bike...but the tires felt great. One ride was a hill ride and the other was pure speed. I like these tires. I'll see how they hold up after a few 100 miles...but thus far...excellent. I would definitely recommend these tires. In fact, I'm ordering a set for my EVO.

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Reviewed 10/22/2016
by Carl
Ft Worth, tx
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Great training tire- maybe fast enough to race

700x25- replaced yksions that came with my kysrium elites. About 100mi so far on urban roads i ride at lunch. Despite price tag of the yksions i am very impressed. Seem easily as fast. Puncture resistance is always subjective but so far no nicks or cuts. Ride is smooth, gp4k-like. If i had no time to switch out tires or wheels, i wouldn't feel like i was making a major compromise competing on these. No wet weather experience but dry grip is good- smooth transition off the center tread into corners entices you to push in further. Better than the yksions. Mounting? Well they are a very tight fit.

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Reviewed 8/4/2016
by Cycling Nomad
Cycling Enthusiast
PDX
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent millage tire

I rode these tires an average of 200 miles per week for a total of 3000 miles without a flat. Best tires I've ridden in the last 10,000 miles.

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Reviewed 7/3/2016
by Anonymous
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Best all around training tire. Period.

I have been riding and racing for 4 decades. I have used nearly every model of every major brand of tire. Clinchers and tubulars. Contis roll and wear the best. This tire is by far the best bang for the buck for everyday use. 180tpi for 20 something dollars. No brainer. For all out racing go for the Contis high end tires.

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Reviewed 4/10/2016
by noonrider
Cycling Enthusiast
Tampabay
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Split along the bead. Returning

Purchased 4 Continental Ultra Sport II (Folding) Nov 2015, 2 have split along the bead. Two are on the bike now, waiting to see if they will last. Calling exchange or refund, hope this is just a bad batch. The wire bead tire would last a year or more, tried to upgrade at the new low price.

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Reviewed 3/10/2016
by jkelly
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SW Georgia
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Tough, long lasting tire with a great ride at a great price.

I'm a fairly serious cyclist and a triathlete. I bought a set of these for training tires on my tri bike. I've been riding Conti Grand Prix's on my road bikes and thought I might try a cheaper tire for lots of training miles. The tires ride great. They are incredibly durable (no visible wear in 500 miles, I may need to cut off the little nibs because I can't seem to wear them off). They roll remarkably easy. For the price they are pretty incredible.

However, that incredibly hard wearing rubber doesn't inspire the same confidence that the Grand Prix's do. I haven't really had any trouble, but I don't want to push them into the corners. Probably a great tire for riders who put in lots of training miles. I'll go ahead and pay the extra for the Grand Prix's.

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Reviewed 9/4/2017
by Anonymous
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Low resistance and good adhesion.

A joy to ride on these tires.

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Reviewed 8/28/2017
by rstwo
iowa
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good value

These tires roll really nice and relatively fast for a 28c. I have 500 miles on them and they are showing minimal wear. I will definitely be looking at these again when I need to replace the current ones.

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Reviewed 7/15/2015
by Marc
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Santa Monica, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
So far so good

Just purchased the 25's and so far so good. The Ultra Sport II are ridiculously inexpensive for the quality of the tire. I had some concern for the speed of the tire as they are a little heavier, but no problem, plus they handle well. Not as sticky as 4000's, but secure through hard turns. Too early to speak about durability at only 200 miles, although I've never had flatting problems with any Continental tire at any price point.

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Reviewed 6/7/2015
by Anonymous
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Scottsdale, AZ
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12 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
Best training tire out there

As a cat 1 racer doing about 10,000 miles a year, I blow through tires. Since I race on tubulars, I'm usually only concerned about getting a cheap training tire that gets me a ton of mileage and won't break the bank. I've never cared about ride quality...until I bought these. When I saw the price of these tires and the TPI, I didn't really believe it, so I bought 5 from Biketiresdirect. Most training tires in this price range that I typically buy have a tpi around 30-70 and these are 180! You WILL notice that ride quality difference! I've pushed some of these tires to about 2000 miles (and other training tires to even more...until they are square) to get to the wear indicators but was getting too many flats. So you may not get down to the wear indicators if you ride on roads with as much debris as I do. So just change them a bit sooner. This is by far the best training tires I've ever ridden.

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Reviewed 6/5/2015
by  Washington Biker
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Wenatchee Washington
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great Training tire

I purchased the tires for my training bike and have put around 500 miles on them so far. I've used Continental tires in the past so I decided to try this less expensive version. The tires roll well,are confidence inspiring in the corners, and give a good feel of the road. They have been rock solid so far and I've not had a single flat.

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Reviewed 4/18/2015
by marktherfguy
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Greenwood, BC
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3 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Not as durable as higher-end Contis

I bought four of these because of the price and my experience with Continental tires (5000km of touring on TravelContact and TourRide tires without a flat), but I was a bit disappointed - I've had a few flats, and some of the tires have worn through to the threads after less than 1000km (600 miles). I do have to ride on some pretty rough roads, but I was hoping they'd last a bit longer. And no, I don't skid, I'm not Peter Sagan...

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Reviewed 3/19/2015
by David
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Palos Verdes, CA
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tire at a bargain price

Well made, durable tire with good grip, good looks, and the convenience of a folding bead. I can mount and remove these tires without needing tire levers - - less to carry, while eliminating the chance of pinching the inner tubes. Life is good !!!

My rides involve a lot of steep descents so the grip (and resulting confidence) is much appreciated. Great value!

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