The Sprinter is a lightweight tire that can be used for racing and is still durable enough for training. It is Continentals best-selling tubular tire. Four layers of Polyamide casing offer superb protection from punctures.
Efficient competition tyre which plays to its strengths at criterium and triathlon events
Neutral slick profile for direct road feel and super-fast acceleration
Good puncture protection thanks to SafetySystem anti puncture breaker belt
Excellent grip, high mileage and efficient rolling thanks to BlackChili Compound
I purchased a pair of these to mount on a pair of Reynolds Attack tubulars. I use them primarily as race wheels, but will pull them out for a fast training ride, or when the ride will include a great deal of climbing/descending.
So far, I have no real regrets. I stretched each tire for two days before mounting - this is critical, as they are VERY snug. Gluing them up was messier than usual, likely due to the tight tire/rim interface.
They ride well, but even stretching when gluing is critical - I've had to re-glue each to minimize lumpiness. There's still a bit of hop, but it's lost in the road noise
Ride is incredible (as expected). Not quite Corsa CX quality, but it beats any clincher I've ever ridden. Cornering is likewise amazing - I keep finding myself pushing beyond the point where my old Pro3 Race clinchers would start to slide.
Wear has been a non-issue, but I have less than 1000 miles on them thus far. I've had no punctures (that I'm aware of - I have 1oz of Stan's in each), and only a few minor cuts on the tread.
All said, I would highly recommend these to anyone who wants a good set of race tubies, but still wants to take them out on training rides.
PROS: Lightweight, Great Traction, That Magical Tubie Ride
Jenson USA ships worldwide, including APO/FPO addresses. For a quote, simply add the items you are interested in to your shopping cart and look for the "Shipping Options" box. You don't have to login or create an account to see shipping charges.
Some manufacturers restrict where we can ship their products. If this item has shipping restrictions, they are listed below. If you'd like to buy an item that we cannot ship to your preferred address, we can accept your foreign credit card and ship to a USA address for you.
Get free 1-day California shipping with your $50 purchase today, on most orders. Please note this offer is only available to physical shipping addresses in California(no PO Boxes), and oversize charges still apply on some heavy/large items
The Continental Contact is a super fast city-
trekking tire designed to get you to your destination in a jiffy. Its tread design is based upon the principle of bionics. The uniform center tread/ belt assembly ensures a smooth and ...
Continental Contact Tire The Continental Contact is the
jack-of-all-trades amongst city and trekking tires. The Contact features an ultra fine carcass fabric which reduces rolling resistance while providing a noticeably more comfortable ride. Uninterrupted center strip provides smooth, easy-rolling foundation ...
CONTINENTAL CYCLOCROSS RACE TIREThe Cyclocross Race delivers tubular-like
feel and performance with a large volume 35mm casing. It features fast central tread and grippy shoulder tread. Run it at low pressure for that perfect balance between traction, comfort and low ...