I purchased my first set of Continental Contact Plus tires a couple of months ago and they were amazing. I am a commuter and ran over something on my way out. I never saw what it was, but heard it hit my rear rack as it was thrown. It cut across the tread but only went deep enough to puncture the tube. I placed a tube patch on the inside of the tire and changed the tube. I was able to make it to work and home a few trips until the new tires arrived. I am a high milage rider. I hope they will last as well as they take punishment. They also handle well in rain. Just look out for wet metal.
P.S. The only reason I didn't give five stars is because there is always room for improvement.
These are perfect for an E-bike. My wife's new $2k Liv (Giant) E-bike came with some strange tires for the application - the standard tires were blocky tread with rather square shoulders. Not at all what you would want for a city bike application and not very good looking either. My bike dealer agreed and said he would swap out. I picked these Continental's and they are really nice. With the reflective strip side wall they not only look outstanding but ride nicer and quieter than the OE tires. They are not light weight, but perfect for the heavy and fast E-bike.
Replaced the Giant Crosscuts that came stock on my Roam 2 with these in 42mm width (from the 37mm that were on). On my normal route the first thing I noticed was my average speed went up 1 mph. Handling is excellent on pavement, and great on the crushed limestone trails.Rolling resistance is obviously less. Reflective strip on sidewall a plus. Highly recommend.And relatively inexpensive.
I used these tires commuting on the road and riding technical trails on my way home riding cyclocross. They're really fast on the pavement and great on hard packed dirt roads. I really would like some extra traction on rock sections, but another tire is good for that. These tires were perfect when I was riding the gravelpavement pathway on my way to class, great on the road, and alright on technical trails
Bought these to go from 32's to 35's on my touring bike. I only have a few hundred miles on them now, but leaving next week for a thru-ride of the Katy Trail. They look good and mounted easily to my rims and I like tyhe ride. Also got them at a good price from Bike Tires Direct.
Just daily riding on a custom built 29700c urban transport or century mileage, and through in some dirt tails amazingly work well in all conditions .
Got a new Vado E-bike and OEM tires had 3 flats in a week. Ride mostly road and gravel. They had week sidewalls. These tires have enough tread and sidewall strength for how I use my bikes, though I have not tried and lite single track. I think they will work fine. E-bikes are great fun and these tires really help.
I was using the Continental Touring Plus Reflex but now that I've switch to these they are great. They have a much longer life span. My only minor complaint is they are a little load on the road.