Continental Montana Older Tires

3/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $20.00

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Continental Montana

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Christopher Beech a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 19, 2006

Strengths:    shedding sticky mud, straight line traction

Weaknesses:    computer programming, road

Bottom Line:   
I was amazed at how well this tire cleaned itself. We have some pretty adhesive clay mud around here and the Montana never packed up. I was running a Nevegal on the front and the Conti was always much cleaner. Of course I am using this as a rear tire - I don't think it would be so good on the front. I found the wide paddle shaped knobs did a good job hooking up in soft dirt on climbs. The tire is getting worn out now and I wouldn't mind finding another one to replace it. OK for hardpack and OK for cornering but really good on traction in soft stuff and mud shedding.

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Favorite Trail:   Frick Park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   hardtail, multi-speed, soft fork

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jeremy atkinson a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: October 21, 2000

Strengths:    cheap.very good on overgrazed grass [uk farming subsidies], not as grippy as a geax blade but wears better, clears wet mud well

Weaknesses:    not much good on the front

Bottom Line:   
a surprisingly good tire for sheep ravaged wet welsh hills chorus -'land of my fathers'

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Favorite Trail:   Hergest ridge

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $18.00

Similar Products Used:   blades , cross countrys, teams

Bike Setup:   hardtail

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bob from Des Moines, IA USA

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2000

Strengths:    Sticks OK in dirt

Weaknesses:    Punctures WAY too easily; braking was too soft no matter what direction I mounted the tire. Never (ever) use for commute bike.

Bottom Line:   
Had a Montana in rear for daily urban commute through last years warm months--tire was recommended by my bike shop probably in error. Raptor in front had zero flats over this time period; with or without kevlar flat-prevention strip and tire goo the Montana caught a flat almost every week--I spent more on patch kits and tubes than I did on the tire. Tire death came as a result of a messy sidewall blowout on a quiet ride through a cemetery, leading me to wonder how long the shop had this tire on the shelf before selling it to me last May. Ride at recommended PSI of ~55 was ultra smooth, compared to noisy Raptor tho. Raptor accelerated faster, but not as sweet of a takeoff from full-stop as the new Geax Hook/Warp combo I put on today--will give an opinion on that rig after a few months on road and off. 2 chilis because I like Continental road bike tires and I'm sure that they wouldn't sell a tire without any redeeming qualities--I must have just missed the good stuff somewhere along the line. Am i just too hard on my tires?

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Favorite Trail:   Katy Trail in Missouri

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   WTB Primal Raptors

Bike Setup:   97 Fisher Marlin

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Jim Hesketh a Weekend Warrior from Palm Bay Florida

Date Reviewed: June 1, 1999

Sticky compound

loose sand

Bottom Line:   
Good, No great tire for hardpack, mud and semi loose earth. These tires stick. I have montanas on back and atlantas on front. Much better then the raptors.

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Favorite Trail:   
Spruce Creek

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   

Bike Setup:   
GT Aggressor

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