Continental Digga Tire

4/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 1400 grams


Product Description

The new Continental Digga swallows roots, rocks and whatever else you throw at it with ease. It’s sharp-edged GravityArc lugs delivers sure-footed stability in high-speed turns or under heavy breaking.


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dobbeh a Downhiller from Tonbridge

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2009

Strengths:    Amazing grip on all surfaces.
Clears very quickly
Hardly no rolling resistance compared to my old Nevgals
Great power transfer, you put the power down and the tyre just digs in and holds it.
Also one of the best braking tyres Iv used to date. No locking up or massive amount of "sliding".


Weaknesses:    Rolling resistance on the road is clearly hardwork but thats what you get with all MTB tyres.
Sluggish feel while turning, but again its a massive 2.5inch tyre! So what do you expect?
Did wash out only once on VERY loose gravel but still was predictable enough to control.


Bottom Line:   
The trails I ride contain a huge range of different types of surfaces including; hard dry clay, soft forest dirt. As well as tight off-cambers, rolling single-track, short yet steep climbs and fast, twisty and technical downhills. This tyre has lived up to its name and just digs into the dirt. I love it :D

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Favorite Trail:   Depends what mood

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Chainreactioncycles.

Similar Products Used:   Kenda nevgals in all compounds.
Specialized tyres (cant remember the name)
Maxxis ADvantage.


Bike Setup:   6" trail/lite freeride beast! RS Lyrik, Fox shock and Elixir brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Taco Bender a Downhiller from New York, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2009

Strengths:    Very unique tread pattern
Grips loose and muddy tracks very well
Sheds mud better than Maxxis DHR 3Cs


Weaknesses:    Pinch Flats
Pinch Flats
Pinch Flats


Bottom Line:   
I have been swapping back in forth between the Maxxis 3Cs and Continental Diggas and so far I can tell you that:

The Diggas grip almost as well as the 3Cs on dry tracks.
The Diiggas grip better on loose or wet conditions compared to the 3Cs (my option)

I really want to like these (Digga) tires as they are inexpensive and grip really well, but I pinch flat like a mofo. I use the same amount or more air pressure (28psi - 30psi) as I do with the Maxxis, but I just keep getting flats with the Diggas. I may have gotten a bad set of Diggas, so this weekend I am going to rock a brand new set and start out with 32 psi. If I don’t flat, I will create another post here at MTBR.

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Favorite Trail:   Platty/Diablo

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list

Bike Setup:   Typical DH bike, with fork and shock setup for racing (pushed)…

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stephen Brown a Downhiller from Manchester, England

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2009

Strengths:    Works well on loose surfaces, hard pack and mud.

Weaknesses:    Lacks grip on rocks.

Bottom Line:   
Works well in most conditions, but lacks grip on rock.

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Favorite Trail:   Glentress, Scotland

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   Michelin Comp16, Comp24, Comp32. Maxxis High Roller, Minion.

Bike Setup:   Orange 224, Fox 40s, Hope Moto V2 brakes, Saint crankset, XTR / Saint gears.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by superbarnes89 a Downhiller from Sebastopol

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2008

Strengths:    Good for loose stuff. It's very sturdy and can run low psi without fear of pinch flats. Good straight line tire on hard pack.

Weaknesses:    Pushes too much on hard pack.

Bottom Line:   
Good tire if riding in loose areas like northstar and such but it pushes too much on hard pack. I went to do a high speed turn the other day and the tire washed out causing me and my bike to suffer damage (derailleur hanger on the bike and a spraind wrist).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Cambria

Bike Setup:   08 transition blindiside with lots of goodies.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan Lulek a Downhiller from North Clarendon, VT

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2008

Strengths:    Tracks great, plenty of traction to go around, digs in in the croners, and a very tacky compound.

Weaknesses:    Not quite 2.5 in size more like a 2.3 maybe 2.4. Heavy tire

Bottom Line:   
Great tire, phenominal grip, Just buy the damn tire already!

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Favorite Trail:   Pinehill Trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   Wheel World

Similar Products Used:   Tioga Factory DH, Tioga Yellow Kirin, and Bontrager Big Earls

Bike Setup:   Custom Stinky and Custom Howler

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ed a Racer from Oxford

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2006

Strengths:    Astounding grip. Air tight. Sheds mud easily.

Weaknesses:    Weight and drag in 2.5 size - to be expected! Tread picks up loose gravel - need for mud fenders.

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for tubeless version.
I only use these tyres for hardcore XC. Not suited for all day hacking. I recommend these for All mountain/freeride/DH. They track very well and instill confidence when railing corners - good grip on edges.

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Favorite Trail:   7 Stanes Scotland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Kenda Nevegal / Blue Groove

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Saltamontes

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Continental Digga for DH ?

Any vibes ? I'm thinking of moving from Michelin DH24's to the Diggas. Weight saving 200 grams and have heard some good things about them. I need to shed some weight off the bike if I can but don't want to give up traction. Price is all a bit of a whatever. For info I'm 205 lbs riding hard and oft ... Read More »

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