I ride a combination of street and hard pack trail every day, 7-10 miles, and wanted to switch out my ancient knobbies for something more streetworthy, something faster and that wouldn't peel out from under me when leaning into a corner on asphalt. I'm thrilled with the performance of these tires! I can tell I'm hitting much higher speeds on both street and trail. The grip is amazing on asphalt, old or new, just what I was hoping for, and pretty much the same on trails too. The only shortcomings I've found so far are when I get into a sandy spot on the trail they don't float as much as my old tires did, and on really loose pack up a hill the rear tire doesn't grip as well as a knobby with a less pronounced center ridge.. but these are small things considering the all around great performance they do on everything else. They do feel a little heavy, but make up for it with the super low rolling resistance. I'm really happy I chose these and would recommend them to anyone who rides trails yet wants to get some great street performance out if their mountain bike.
This is my fourth or fifth set of Continental Traffic tires. This tread works great for my use which is mostly neighborhood streets and paved greenway trail. There is some gravel and dirt sections that I encounter but the Traffic's tread handles it great. Definitely not a real dirt MTB tire.
So far these Continental Traffic tires are nice (2.1 width). Smooth enough rolling on pavement & concrete. Tight center line of knobs.
Also quite adequate off pavement. Not riding in sand or mud (so far) but they have good absorption at 45-50 psi on my old school Schwinn Cruiser BMX urban bomber bike. I recommend them.
I would like to see a skinwall version.
Always good service from Bike Tires Direct.
Bought Continental Traffic tires a few months back been ridding local roads, commuting and on bike paths with my diamondback peak . Works well on all terrains and shows no sign of wear. Would buy them again if i ever wear them out. Also are good looking tires.
I ride an older (non suspension type) Mountain bike on mixed surfaces, sand on concrete, railroad dirt beds, asphalt & concrete bicycle path , mostly in North County San Diego, coastal. The tires have excellent grip on all these surfaces & the ride seems smoother than my previous OEM tires.
There is a little tire noise, due to the tread design, but it is very minor noise.
The ride and wear of these tires is very good. We have been getting over 7,500 miles were on light duty on-road riding. Tread pattern provides good and stable traction.
I have used the 2.1 in Maine and the 1.9 in N.C. They work very well on fire trails, gravel, sand and are VERY quiet and smooth on pavement. They wear very well. I love them. Harry
I use both size tires on a mountain bike in Maine (on fire trails with rocks, sand, and dirt) and in North Carolina on sand and hard packed dirt. They work quite well. I also use them on pavement and they are SUPER smooth and quiet. I got my first set in Chapel Hill, NC on close out. I had a hard time finding the original traffic tread pattern and was happy to spend much more on later sets.
Ordered this tire based on tread photos and reviews to replace a nearly slick Worm Drive that I use as a front tire for double trackback road riding. Fit is so tight on my Mavic Cross Trail front wheel that I sprained my thumb mounting it, am concerned that I might not be able to get it off of the rim in the field should I have a puncture. It will most likely wind up on one of my spare bikes that we keep around for guests and family members to ride around the ranch area.
I am a repeat user of the Traffic tire (probably over 8 years worth) and have had great success. The tire wears very well and more than 50% of my riding is on streets and paved greenway paths. I've plucked many potential puncture objects from the tread but have suffered very few flats. Although I typically ride with the tires inflated between 55 and 60 PSI, but the tire adapts well when lowering the pressure for a more off-road use.
Continental tires are consistently solid and reliable. They might weigh a little more than others, but you will have little worry about getting a flat. They are also long lasting. These tires have performed very well for city riding and light trail riding on my mountain bike that I converted for more urban riding.
I WANTED A GOOD FAST ROLLING YET QUIET TIRE FOR MY CANNONDALE MTB THAT I USE FOR MY DAILY COMMUTE,THIS TIRE IS SO GREAT ON PAVEMENT AND ALSO ON LIGHT ROUGH ROAD. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS TIRE. MADE A GOOD CHOICE AND ALSO THE PRICE REASONABLE.
I ride about ten miles everyday for exercise. This tire is perfect for my route, which is about 75/25 road to dirt. It rolls well on pavement and still has enough grip for single track.
I haven't owned these tires for very long nor had many rides on them, but I love them so far. Nice and hard compound, combined with good tread pattern makes for ideal biking on asphalt, hard pack gravel or other firm ground. Low rolling resistance is noticeable. Hopefully the longevity will be worth it in the end.
I switched out a traditional 2.5 MTB tire for this hybrid tire and have been very pleased with it so far. I use my mountain bike on desert trails, granite canal banks and some pavement. This is the perfect tire to bridge the gap between a traditional trail tire and a commuter tire. It roles well on pavement and is still grippy on the trails. The tire was easy to mount and stays put when braking hard. I'm very pleased with this tire.
Just put these on my hardtail mountain bike good rolling resistance great traction on and off road even in light mud if you do a lot of road riding and still hit the trails this is a great tire