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Customer reviews for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre

Continental Competition Tubular Tyre

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4 out of 4(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre
Review 1 for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Ironmike78

Awesome do everything tubular

Posted08 June 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, fast
Cons: none
I have had a 22mm rear and 19mm front on my Zipp racing wheels for the past 7 seasons. The wheels are only used for racing, some time trialling and the occasional pre-race long bike, but still, in the 7 years they have been going I have not had a single puncture. They roll incredibly well, and feel fast. Having brought my last set in 2007 with my wheels, I am now in 2014 writing this review as I am replacing them due to a blow out on todays ride. Speaks for itself really about the quality of these wheels. I'll check back in in 2021!
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Review 2 for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Vjc26
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Stays hard, grips well, mounts easy.

Posted17 September 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Expensive
Stays at race pressure for at least 2 weeks. Previouse vittoria cx going down to under 100 from 130 over night in transition. Mounts on rim much nicer than Vitoria tubs too.
Worth the extra money over vittoria tyres. If you are looking to save pennies stick to clinchers...
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Review 3 for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre
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5 / 5
5 / 5
KHSoh
Country:Singapore
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Comfortable and yet firm - Recommended!

Posted31 July 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Comfortable
Mounted these tubulars onto my Mavic tubulars and the rolling was fantastic. The corner is excellent and gripy in my opinion.
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Review 4 for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre
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5 / 5
5 / 5
mulletman
from Winslow, Bucks
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
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Pro performance

Posted09 December 2009
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight, works with the exellent conti valve extenders, fast and grippy., puncture protection
Cons: only avalable in 22c, short valve., its a tub. if you puncture its no roadside repair
If you have bought a modern tubular wheelset it’s probably cost you upwards of £1000. So why skimp on the tyres? Yes, £60 a pop is quite a bit to shell out for, but there are a number of reasons why you should, rather than skimping.
Puncture protection. When I annihilated my Zipp 202 wheel, the Competition remained completely intact. And its not as if that’s the only time I have hit some hard stuff. Tubulars have better puncture protection anyway, (higher pressures, thicker rubber) however these just seem to be on another level. (Touchwood)
Grip. Again, Tubs handle better anyway due to their profile. (They are more circular across the top, as opposed to a clincher which is oval). The Competitions just corner like they are glues to the surface. In all weather conditions. I rode on these in the wet and had no fear in the corners. The dimpled surface makes for really good water shedding. They also go seriously fast in a straight line. Partly due to the 170psi maximum pressure, and partly due to the surface being just out and out fast rubber.
Lifespan. Harder rubber, longer life. I can’t say too much on this topic at the moment, as having only had them for a year, and only used them during races, I haven’t put massive mileage into them. But so far no cuts, no sign of wear, looking very much the same as when I got them. (Bout 1000 miles old now)
I would quite like to try the Ultremo R Tubular from Schwalbe, however I don’t know if I want to take the risk of changing. The Competitions are just so impressive that I’m happy to stick with them.
I use the Nutrak tub tape (E690) to stick them to the rim, and it’s also worth mentioning about the Continental valve extensions (E693) I use with my 404 wheel. It just works better than the Zipp ones (and most other brands for that matter) as it allows you to open and close the valve. And unless you have super shallow rims, you will probably need the extenders (Valves are about 35mm long)
I would like to see a 24c version, for roubaix/sportive riders, as when at 120+ psi, the 22c casing can make the ride a bit hard. But there are other options available.
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