Continental Flow Tire

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 610 grams

Product Description

  • Long-wearing
  • Foldable Kevlar bead
  • DuraSkin sidewall protection
  • Puncture-resistant rubber compound

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jimmay a Weekend Warrior from Hudson Valley, NY

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2010

Strengths:    Low rolling resistance. Looks cool. Rubber compound hard and will wear long.

Weaknesses:    Poor on just about every condition in the northeast U.S. At times felt the tread was pulling left and right even on dry hard pack. Ran with high pressure because lower pressure did not improve traction at all.

Bottom Line:   
Not an East Coast Tire. Does not like wet rocky muddy leafy woods riding!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Stewart MTA

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Friend gave them.

Similar Products Used:   Other Conti's. Been riding a long time the list would be long... Back to Hutch Spiders for now.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F1000, Sram drive.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by albertclew a Weekend Warrior from Winchester, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2008

Strengths:    Very light and cheap. Very low rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    No traction on logs, roots, or rocks

Bottom Line:   
These tires do not work for East Coast conditions. I bought them because they were cheap, light, and wide.

Well, two out of three isn't bad. They are not wide. Much narrower than the IRC TrailBear 2.25. Definitely not 2.3s.

I mounted them and went for a ride in the Fells. Immediately took them off, where they have been gathering dust ever since. They may work well in some areas, but here on the East Coast, these tires are dangerous!

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Favorite Trail:   Harold Parker State Forest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Continental Survival Pro, IRC Trail Bear, WTB Mutano Raptor Race

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Truth, XTR, Marzocchi, King

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Fondren a Cross Country Rider from Hammond, LA USA

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2008

Strengths:    Weight, value, durability, multi purpose tire

Weaknesses:    None at this time

Bottom Line:   
I am very pleased with this tire. Two things I had to get straight though.

1. Mount the tires according to the directions. These tires are front and rear cpable, but the rear tread is reversed from the front. Look on the sidewall and mount them correctly. I mounted them incorrectly the first time I had them on the bike and thought it was a suckfest, but realized my mistake, reversed the rotation, and they are awesome as fronts and rears.

2. Inflation pressure is really key with these tires. If you over inflate them on loose stuff they will spin. If you go 28 or so on front, 25 on rear like earlier poster you will not be disappointed.

I use these in forests where i mostly ride in the southern US. They are light and nimble and very low rolling resistance, yet they hooked up on all climbs. Excellent excellent tire and stil on sale. Be sure to install them correctly though otherwise they will not work right.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer smoke and dart, maxxis ignitor, continental traffic, various specialized brand tires

Bike Setup:   06 Ellsworth Epiphany, Dave Thomas wheelset, various xtr, various sram xo, brooks saddle (the one component I will never change)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jon a Cross Country Rider from Pittsburgh, PA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2008

Strengths:    Weight, good roll resistance, shed mud great

Weaknesses:    For me...none

Bottom Line:   
On closeout @ jenson for 20 bucks apiece, had to try them. was hoping for a bit more volume (they're not quite 2.3's) but today they saw a little bit of everything - some loose brushy/moist trails, some road, rocks (rail road tracks) - very surprised how well the did there, and finally some mud/loose silty dirt. that's where they really shined, the shed mud great and just GRIP. I had no problems going uphill without spinning or the tires loading up, crossing wet logs wasn't a problem either.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa

Similar Products Used:   WTB Velocipraptors, Hookworms

Bike Setup:   running front @ ~28 psi, rear @ 25 psi

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Robin Tankard a Cross Country Rider from Sheffield UK

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2007

Strengths:    Light for size, free rolling, hard wearing so far.

Weaknesses:    Bit sketchy on loose ground, not so puncture resistant.

Bottom Line:   
For a large air volume tyre they roll well on most terrain but are not suited to really loose or heavy duty use - NOT an enduro / free ride tyre at all. Provide good comfort and stability on longer rides and seem to be fairly hard wearing so far (1 year and +1000 XC miles on). Seem best suited to damp soft conditions and I have given them a fair amount of abuse with no problems. Got a good deal on the pair, so value wise I cant complain.

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Favorite Trail:   Rushup edge

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Wiggle

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer XC Fire pro, Panaracer Cinder

Bike Setup:   Generic do it all hard tail with 130mm Forks, Hope discs and Mavic Enduro rims

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