I bought this tire in the hopes that it would help the fight against road debris but it didn't help. Got a flat within weeks of using it. Easy to mount just not puncture resistant.
I purchased the 30mm City Rides by Continental in anticipation of our up coming tour around Lake Champlain and into Montreal. We had 35mm City Rides on the tandem before, but, I guess I was hoping for a little more speed! The ride is stiffer with the narrower tires, I really can't tell much difference in the speed on the courses that we ride regularly. We live in Northwest NC so it is pretty hilly. Really, I think I like the 35mm tires better. Half bike users will not be disappointed in either tire for rough commuting.
The tire is an excellent compromise for the road bike rider that occasionally rides a dirt road. Good rolling resistance and I have had no flats on roads that my road bikes would not survived.
Purchased these to go on our tandem. They were an improvement over the wider panaracer tires that we had on before. Note the panaracers held up for a few thousand miles. These tires roll well, and handle gravel roadsrail trail conditions no problem. We ride mostly on the road and they roll easy and corner well. We broke them in on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the roads were damp. We had no problems and are now close to a thousand miles in on these tires. They look good, roll good, and corner well. What do you want?
I have rolling these tires 14 miles a day rain or shine hot or cold average 4 days a week for the past 18 months, my citi ride badges are barely hanging on but the tire are still UN PUNCTURED, I have used these on CLOSED to the public county service roads in INdian river county FL (google it!) I ride on side walk 10% of the time and the road the rest when its time I will be replacing with the same tires Hope fully I iwill be able to find them with the reflective stripe.
( my max psi stated on the tire is 58psi.
I run a hard tail with the front fork locked all the time and have found the tires to be very smooth compared to he 3 previous brands I had on this bike and same usage over the past 2 years.
6 other tires in 3 months, 2 city rides 18 months.
I've got several hundred miles on a pair of these on my Dutch bike, and I've only had one flat on the rear. The front tire still has the mold line dead center of the tire tread! So not even noticeable wear so far. They are a harsh feeling tire at their max pressure of 80lbs, I run 50-60 lbs and at that pressure they are pretty smooth. I deducted that one star because the flat I had was a small piece of glass that did not even appear to go through the casing. Not as bombproof as Armadillos for sure, but I think a great value for the price as they will last a good long while.
I commute 173 miles a week,45 weeks a year. I weigh 150lbs and carry a 10 to 15lb pannier. I use these tires as they seem to minimise flats related to puncture vine goat heads, glass and road debris. I experience about 2 to 3 flatsyear which is quite good considering the miles ridden and no other flat prevention methods no slime or tire liners are used. The rear tire lasts 3500 miles, while the front lasts about 6000 to 8000miles. My only gripe is that the reflective sidewall is no longer sold state side at least not that I have found. I would highly recommend these tires everyone.
We installed 35mm wide on our tandem. Ride is smooth rolling and great cornering! These tires are lighter than the ones they replaced. We have put over 500 miles on them so far and no problems at all. No punctures, and they handle dirt roads and pavement very well. We are building up another tandem and we will try the 32mm wide and see how it goes. Our bike originally came with 28mm wide tires, nothing but problems. Punctures, and cornering was tricky on the skinnier tires. For us, a tandem team, me at 175, my wife at 125, the wider tires are the way to go. They just handle better, these Conti's ride great and we have tried 3 other brands, Michelin, Vittoria, and Panracer. I am looking forward to riding the 32mm for the weight savings, it may be the way to go!
My daughter wanted to get away from the agressive treaded tires that she had on her bike. These are wonderful. They are very well made and roll easy. I thought what we got for the price was exceptional. The size we purchased was 26x1.75