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Continental Ultra Sport II (Wire Bead) Black - 700c x 23mm
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Continental Ultra Sport II (Wire Bead)

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Every race has its starting point.

Designed for entry-level racers, the Continental Ultra Sport II tire offers superior traction and puncture protection at an affordable price. Featuring a brand new rubber compound developed at Continental™s Korbach Research and Development facility, the PureGrip compound uses activated silica compounds to provide grip that rivals their BlackChili compound. The robust 180 TPI casing offers a responsive, supple feel while maintaining durability and long-lasting performance.

Non-folding wire bead. 700c diameter.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Made in: India 

Threads Per Inch: 180 TPI

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Reviewed 5/23/2019
by corecharge
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR
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Make sure there is adquate space between the tire and frame.

I'm currently riding a Trek Madone. I weigh 250 lbs and was looking for a little smoother ride so moved from a 25 - 28. When I mounted the tire there was what I would call minimum clearance between the tire, frame, and brake. I had about 200 miles on the tire when I rode on an 80 degree day. Halfway through the ride the tire started rubbing on both the frame and brake. I believe it expanded because of the heat. I've had good luck with this tire in the past and I will continue to use them. However I will make sure that I have at least 316 of an inch clearance.

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Reviewed 9/24/2018
by HECTOR
Maywood
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Best bang for your buck

These ride really smooth but also felt the road at all contact felt confident on the corners and didnt feel any breaking of the contact patch. Recommend these for someone who daily commutes on bike or is looking for entry level competition wheels

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Reviewed 9/6/2018
by Flatlander
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
A Good Tire for the Money

I got the wire bead version of these tires for my electric bike, which came with really wide slow tires, because I wasn't concerned about how much they weigh. These look to have the same rubber as Continental Gatorskins, without the extra layer of flat protection, hence the significant difference in price. In my experience its possible to have flats with both.

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Reviewed 1/30/2020
by WheelsHubberth
Cycling Enthusiast
Wine Country
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easy to work with

These were easy to mount and are a great tire for refurbishing an older bike. They roll well and are holding up great. Great tire for the money

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Reviewed 7/4/2016
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Santa Fe, NM
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Zippy tire

I've had these on for a couple of years. Wearing quite nicely, and they feel zippy to me. Good puncture resistance too. Not super great in wet conditions, but who would expect that from a seemingly groove-less tire.

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Reviewed 5/27/2016
by Sabato
Cycling Enthusiast
Massachusetts
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Ultra Fantastic Product Availability and Fast Shipping

Rare tire size is no problem here, great products, great prices, ultra-fast shipping. Why look anywhere else?

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Reviewed 9/7/2019
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
near Asheville, NC
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ood Tire for a low price

As a senior cyclist (age 74), I road ride on good roads in the mountains of WNC. I have 1000 miles on 28 mm version of this tire. It rides feels as good as the more expensive Continentals. No flats in 1000 miles. I bought this 28 mm to see if it would fit my older Litespeed.

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Reviewed 6/10/2019
by DA
Daily Commuter
IOWA
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commute made better

Switched from some conti top touring with tread that followed every crack in the road to these, the difference is amazing, smoother, rolls faster, Too slick for offroad , rain seems to be no problem. gravel is fine too, for me.

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Reviewed 10/3/2015
by NorCal rider
Casual Cyclist
Auburn Ca
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14 of 14 customers found this review helpful.
Can't beat this tire for the price

This is an excellent all-around training tire. Wears well, and seems fairly flat resistant. I usually shy away from wire bead tires as they tend to be hard to mount. These snap on fairly easy. The 180 TPI tire casing can't be found in another wire bead tire for this price. They are supple and have a nice ride, although you need to experiment with your PSI a bit. Mine feel nice around 105 PSI, although I ride mainly harsh chip sealed roads. As compared to the Vittoria Zaffiro II wire bead at 26 TPI (which I was using) these are a great improvement. (The Zaffiro's are a bitc to mount!!) Yes, I like pricey fold up clincher tires, but I ride in beer drinking country. I don't like replacing a fairly new expensive fold up that has a nasty cut because of glass. For the price you can't beat them.

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Reviewed 4/18/2019
by sdurfee
Cycling Enthusiast
Napa,CA
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Super value

I love that Continental makes such a high-performance tire at such a great price - I've used these consistently for years on 3 or 4 different bikes. They're pretty easy to install and hold up well on my pothole covered street.

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Reviewed 4/14/2019
by happy in galesburg
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Galesburg, IL
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incredible price for an incredible tire

I am a dedicated Continental user but now I am a dedicated Biketiresdirect.com purchaser. The prices are great but the service is even better. UPS lost my package (of course) and Biketiresdirect.com sent another immediately! They have won me over as a customer because of this. I only wish they used USPS to ship, but no one is perfect.

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Reviewed 4/11/2019
by Mark
Cycling Enthusiast
Waterloo, Iowa
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These come in a bunch of sizes in both 700c and 27 in. One of my favorite for fitment on rims.

I like how these snap on the rim, using tire irons of course. you almost never need to look for the witness mark on the tire to see if it is seated properly. Some tires you have to deflate some, then ride the bike to try to seat them--not these.

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Reviewed 3/14/2019
by Anonymous
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Top of class

For a reasonable tire with performance attitude, this tire cannit be beat.

I have them on many of my bikes.

Grest value

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Reviewed 11/26/2018
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good road tire option

Happy with the thin tire size. Has held up so far (had it for 2 months), no flats even on a camping bike trip with lots of gear on my bike. Will have to see how it does over the long term for commuting.

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Reviewed 2/14/2020
by SE Scrapper
Casual Cyclist
97266
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Great all around street tire

Nice lightweight tire. Rolls smooth and seats without a lot of finagling. Great tire for the price.

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Reviewed 9/4/2017
by ombiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Sarasota, FL
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Continental is just a good product

I use Continental since ever, almost 50 years now. It's just a tire you can depend on, period. It lasts 3,000 miles and I ride about 3,500 a year. Good for just riding on the wide open road.

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Reviewed 9/7/2017
by mdjr47
Casual Cyclist
Ohio
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Very Nice Tire For the money

Very well constructed tire. Couldn't beat the price for this good quality tire.

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Reviewed 6/5/2017
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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4 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Trash!

Tire split within the first 8 miles.

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Hello, Sorry to hear that this tire did not work out for you. If you haven't already, feel free to contact us and we can try and help you get this tire replaced. Give us an email at [email protected], or give us a call at 1-800-682-0570. -Tyler
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Reviewed 5/8/2017
by TM
Cycling Enthusiast
Louisville Ky
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great value vs price !

I have been mounting my tires through the last few tire replacements with my simple DIY tools. These tires mounted much easier and faster than previous tires purchased. And when they are mounted, these tires preform very well.

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Reviewed 8/8/2019
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Portland, OR.
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Excellent budget tire

This is an excellent tire and very affordable. It seats on the first try with no finessing required. Lightweight and long lasting.

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