Just ran them for two 15 mile runs and they seem a little faster than my old Kenda k193 Kwests. But then again they are brand new...so ask me again next year. Ran those old 622-35 700c tires for 3,300 miles at 70-75psi and was pleasantly surprised that they carried my 200 pounds for so long before the rear tire tread started to separate.
Hope these Contact Travel tires on the same Trek Verve2 at 60-65psi provide the same comfortable ride and longevity.
Will these beat my old Kendas that cost less than $14 apiece 4 years ago?
Only time will tell.
These tires are great. Ive ridden them on the road and through the woods. No issues. They roll really good for a wider tire. I was running a 37c , I bought the 50c to replace my tire for a wider one. This tire does run a little thinner, about 2-3 mm. It doesnt bother me, its still a great tire. Highly recommended. This is the second pair of Continental Tires Ive owned.
The slick center and knobby edges make for two tires in one. Performs flawlessly on the road and on hard pack gravel rail beds. Very happy with them. They do run much thinner than the stated sizes. But I knew that going in.
Just got them today. They look awesome. I'll be swapping them on shortly. Can't wait to get some miles on them. BTD & Continental rock! I've bought numerous sets of tirestubes and a couple sets of wheels from them. Always happy.
I've been using Continental Contact Travels in size 37c (1st set) and 42c (2nd set) on my Soma Saga touring frame with canti rim brakes for nearly 9 years!
Lots of broken glass, stray pieces of road cacti, goathead thorns and rugged broken roads with mixed gravel in southern Arizona, and I've never experienced a flat out on the open road! I now know why these tires have a cult-like following. Will buy more of these from BTD best prices and service!