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Continental Ultra Sport III (Wire Bead)

Continental Ultra Sport III (Wire Bead)

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Continental Ultra Sport III Wire Bead

The Continental Ultra Sport III (Wire Bead) is completely renewed, sporting a dynamic tread pattern design. The road cycling tire matches with a race bike, as well as a classic city road bike.

Advanced New Compound

Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as a performance level compound, but after intensive development at Conti's Korbach Research and Development Department Facility, an advanced new compound with outstanding grip and cross-country properties was developed.

This new rubber mix, given the self-explanatory name "PureGrip", is ranked just behind the BlackChili Compound and is being used in Continental Tires' performance products both in the road and mountain bike sectors.

Whilst providing great grip, it is also long-lasting and highly durable - both characteristics of Continental tires, which are exclusively manufactured in their factory in Hefei (Asia).

Suitable for E-Bikes

For Continental's E-Bike tire the trusted company falls back on over 100 years of experience with moped and motorcycle tires.

All of Continental's city/trekking tires are rated to a standard speed of at least 25 km/h. Those tires marked e50 are also certified for S-Pedelecs. With their high-quality structure, puncture protection is high and the rolling resistance is low offering protection from premature wear brought about by the additional driving force.


  • Completely revised, with a dynamic profile design.
  • Fits on the race bike, as well as the equipment of the city road bike.
  • Performance for racing
  • Reliable puncture protection
  • Available in a range of dimensions

  • 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.

    Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

    Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

    Threads Per Inch: 60 

    700 x 23mm

    Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

    Mfg PartNum: 150450 

    700 x 25mm

    Mfg PartNum: 150459 

    Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

    700 x 28mm

    Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

    Mfg PartNum: 150468 

    700 x 32mm

    Mfg PartNum: 150470 

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

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    Reviewed 3/18/2021
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Lakewood, CO
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    I have not ridden on these tires yet, so I don't know the ride quality. These tires though were very difficult to put on my rims and I don't know if they are true to size. I finally gave up and had a bike shop install the rear wheel tire. They even had trouble installing the tire on the rim and broke a tire lever in doing so.

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    Reviewed 11/16/2020
    by BigDave
    Cycling Enthusiast
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    700 x 32 for a big rider

    I am 6'3" and 265lbs and dropping. These fit well and easy to install. I keep them at 90psi front and 100psi rear. So far so good with 100 miles on them and the ride is like butter, smooth. Yes they are heavy and when I start to climb it really is an issue, but on the flats, the added weight keeps the momentum going. They are on a Surly Cross-Check w/ 32 spoke wheels. Grip here in the wetland of Eugene, Oregon is good.

    Bike Tires Direct is quick to ship and very reasonable cost.

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    Reviewed 11/20/2020
    by Gooniezneverdie
    San Antonio TX
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    Great tire for the price

    Used these to replace of continental ride tour 700x28c tires. While this tire is very slick looking and smooth rolling, it lacks the aggressive grip found on other tires. Now, obviously the price point of this tire vs the continental super sports plus on my other bike is substantial and both are clearly made different, do not let that scare you! These are great tires to throw on a road bike for daily riding and stylish slick looks. (I did not get the colorway version). If you are looking for aggressive grip and high end qualities, there are other options. But this tires is definitely an elite in the entry class road bike tire market for the price and specs! And oh so easy to put on a 700x28, compared to other continental tires I've installed (super sport plus, ride tour)

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    Reviewed 2/5/2021
    by dtwnj
    Casual Cyclist
    Newark, NJ
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    Nice tires

    Bought these to replace 20 year old tires on a 1986 road bike I had not ridden much as primarily a commuter. Nice enough quality. Just enough tread. Nice, tight fit. I struggled a bit to mount them, but that's probably just lack of practice.

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    Reviewed 11/12/2020
    by Anonymous
    Tampa FL
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    Excellent tire

    This tire is excellent for my vintage road bike, great feel and responsiveness

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    Reviewed 8/11/2020
    by PaulieBiker
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Boston, MA, United States
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Excellent value for commuter bike!

    So i needed a 700x28 for my commuter bike, and tire was perfect. I was worried it would be too slow, as I generally ride 25's on my race bikes, but this was the perfect combination of durability and speed. Great product.

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    Reviewed 12/7/2020
    by David
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Meaty tire tire for smooth ride

    Great tire at 30mm, smooth ride @ 100psi. Holding up well after 200 miles or so. I'm a big guy 6' 3" 260lbs. Great on the flats, not so much on the hills.

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    Reviewed 11/16/2020
    by Maddy
    Daily Commuter
    New York, NY
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    Excellent city tire

    This tire is a great value -- great puncture protection.

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    Reviewed 10/30/2020
    by Keith
    Pensacola Fl.
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great fit great ride.

    Both my tires and tubes fit my bike perfect. And they are giving me a very nice ride on the road.

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    Reviewed 11/20/2020
    by blueriderthom
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    Ultra Sport is ULTRA GOOD VALUE

    Continental name guarantees quality. I've never been disappointed in the Ultra Sport tires. I used to log 250 mi/week downtown PDX to Hillsboro and return. Living in Bend area and riding Cascade Lakes, Lower Bridge and McKenzie Pass I've rarely had anything but good traction and very few punctures. Kudos to W Bike Works for stocking the tyre, selling it at a fair price pt and doing every delivery pronto.

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