As much as I like Conti tires, these are the worst. The tread design and the hard Cream compound roll fast, but loose grip too easily during cornering. Trust me, for balloon tires, spend the big bucks and go with the Big Apples instead.
The local bike shop told me these tires were impossible to get, but they had 1 pair left for over $100. I found this website and ordered a pair on sale for less than half with free shipping. The tires showed up quickly. I installed them myself. Terrific deal I've been cruising the beach for a month now. Will definitely order from Bike Tires Direct again instead of the snobs at the local shop.
Was looking for this style and color for some time and finally it came back in stock at a price nearly half that of competitors. Couldn't beat the price and when received the tires looked great! The thin reflective sidewall line makes for a cool look at night for traffic and safety.
I had a cream colored pair of 26 x 2.2 on my black Electra Cruiser 1. They looked fantastic and rode great but were difficult to keep clean. I switched to a black pair 2 years ago and haven't looked back! I don't see the black ones available anymore nor do I see them in a 26 x 2.2 which gives the retro balloon look, that's unfortunate.
It's a great tire aesthetically and performs very nicely. I combine it with puncture resistant tubes and never get flats!
Smooth speed rollers that I bought for my 1941 Rollfast, They have a vintage look on my bike. I love these tires. I wish they made a 26x2.35 model.
Bought these for my bike because I'd fitted a pair on my daughter's cruiser and loved how comfy they felt. The brown tires look ace on my converted 26 mtbtourer with fat Wald fenders. Since buying, I've been researching tire width vs speed, and at the right pressure (40psi) they are pretty much as quick as anything I've tried, at half the price of fancier equivalents.
I put a pair of these on a Specialized Shark cruiser that my wife found at Goodwill for $20. It's a sweet ride if I do say so myself. These tires cap it off with a retro look. Their width offers a very stable ride and they are very supple. They were a cinch to mount.
Nice soft ride with these tires. Wish there was better puncture protection, got a flat after riding about 14 miles from a thorn, I was riding on the pavement too. Otherwise, its a nice comfortable ride. Bought these cause the color matched the original tire colors that were on my 1998 Gary Fisher Aquila.
These tires significantly changed the ride of my bike, a 1952 Schwinn tandem. If you are looking for cushy, this is it. It's a nice cush... and the reflective sidewall is great. I wish that it had a kevlar belt to prevent flats, but otherwise, it's all I want for this bike.
I ordered a pair of BROWN Continental Retro Ride 26 Inch Tires. The color shown on the net is a nice chocolate brown.
The actual, real life color is a lighter, muddy, almost pinkish brown. I'm really disappointed. I won't put these on my Townie.