Continental Vapor Protection 29 29er Tire

2.75/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 590 grams

Product Description

  • "Gravity Arc" tread design with reinforced lugs
  • 29" version for big wheel bikes only
  • Maximum traction on forest trails and gravel roads
  • A light-stepping and fast-rolling full knob tire
  • Aggressive outer lugs for predictable cornering traction
  • Extremely narrow - effectively a 1.8" wide tire

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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by IF52 a Cross Country Rider from Northeast Ohio

    Date Reviewed: August 18, 2008

    Strengths:    So far it seems fairly durable. Handles mud very well

    Weaknesses:    Washes out in hardpack corners

    Bottom Line:   
    Not a bad tire overall and not unreasonably narrow as another review described (Hey guy, use the product before you waste space reviewing it). I am used to running narrow tires, having started out in the late 80's and am used to bumping over rocks and roots on said tires having cut my teeth in this sport in the southeast. These tires roll well and seem well suited for soft and muddy conditions but it felt like they wash out in hardpack corners. Not good. I think I'll hang onto them but reserve them for times when conditions are looser or wet.

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    Favorite Trail:   Tsali - North Carolina

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   Cambria Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Too many to list, but mostly older designs from the late 80's through the mid 90's - Smoke/Dart, Honcho/Aggro, etc.

    Bike Setup:   Zion 737EBB, rigid fork, Hope SS rear Hub, blah, blah, blah

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tom ali a Weekend Warrior from london

    Date Reviewed: December 30, 2007

    Strengths:    fits my frame, good in mud

    Weaknesses:    not really 29er tyre, too narrow, not enough volume

    Bottom Line:   
    Decent rollers that grip well in mud, but are heavy for such small tyres (says they are 2.1 but more like 1.7). Perform better than the 26er version in mucky weather and the low volume feels somewhat counter-acted by the larger diameter. Overall good tyres for cost, I only use them in mud where the narrowness helps them cut through the crud...

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    Favorite Trail:   epping forest

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $27.00

    Similar Products Used:   Bonty Jones XR, ACX, Irc Mythos 2 and loads of 26er tyres

    Bike Setup:   Kona Humu 29er conversion, SS Reba forks, BB7s, USE Ti seatpost, open pro rims on 36h deore hubs, EA70 DH bars, Thomson stem.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Stefan Griebel a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, CO, 80303

    Date Reviewed: December 21, 2006

    Strengths:    *Very* durable and fast rolling, yet good knobs for gravel

    Weaknesses:    Mine was much heavier than the advertised weight.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is a very narrow tire. Not quite cyclocross narrow, but almost. It is the only 29er tire I have ever pinch flatted. Other than that, if you are looking for a fast roller, yet knobby tire that gives good traction in the dirt and gravel, this is a great choice. Seems like Continental makes the most durable tires, and this one is no exception. Just wish it wasn't so skinny...

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    Favorite Trail:   The Colorado Trail

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Full Cycle on the Hill

    Similar Products Used:   Bontrager Jones ACX, Exiwolves, Nanoraptors, Motoraptors, Kenda Klaw XT's

    Bike Setup:   Used these on my GF-292 - rear only

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Wadester a Cross Country Rider from LC NM USA

    Date Reviewed: December 20, 2006

    Strengths:    Made by Conti - thats good. Same tread as Gravity 26er, which I've heard good things about.

    Weaknesses:    Its not a 29er. When you get the package, it says 28". When you mount it on a rim, it is 28" diameter. This thing is tiny for an MTB tire, tho large for a CX tire. Low profile, low volume.

    Bottom Line:   
    It was so small that I didn't give it a ride. Mounted it on a rim and knew that I didn't want to ride it - basically get beat up by the rocky trail and maybe crash.

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    Favorite Trail:   Nadas

    Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   WTB MotoRaptor

    Bike Setup:   Karate Monkey - full rigid at the time.

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