Continental Leader Tire

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 600 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:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jtlb44 a Weekend Warrior from Waco, TX USA

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2009

Strengths:    Great dirt road tire. Rolls well 2.1 absorbs shock on a rigid fork well. Haven't had a flat on them yet

Weaknesses:    Cornering and climbing on loose single track is a bit frustrating.

Bottom Line:   
Good flat dry tire. Loose, slick conditions not so much. Great flat protection. Make sure that your riding conditions match the intended use of the tire.

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Favorite Trail:   Cameron Park, Rio Perdido

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   Haro V1 frankenbike. Rigid Fork, BMX platform pedals...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gregg a Cross Country Rider from WI

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2007

Strengths:    review is for Leader Protection. Low rolling resistance, great cornering

Weaknesses:    narrow, low volume. Rough riding

Bottom Line:   
These are great rolling tires, but a bit on the narrow side. I am using them with stans (non ust version) and they setup great. The tires corner well but I like to have a bit more volume as these are bit rough riding due to the overall size of the tire. I will probably go with the Continental Flow which has the same tire tread but wider size.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $24.00

Purchased At:   performance

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Crossmax, Pythons, and everything else

Bike Setup:   Trek Top Fuel 110

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Adam B a Racer from Toronto, ON

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2006

Strengths:    Rolls fast, grips well on hard packed trails, not bad as a commuter tire if you want to go off road with it too.

Weaknesses:    Isn't the size it says it is - 2.0" wide or 2.0" tall like the Hutchinson tires. Not meant for wet trail usage but it does shed mud well.

Bottom Line:   
I've used this tire in races and it doesn't roll as fast as Hutchinson Pythons but I think it grips a bit better than that tire. I would recommend this tire as a back tire on a full suspension bike for dry hardpacked conditions. If you are riding a hardtail get a true 2.0 tire such as a Hutchinson Python.

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Favorite Trail:   Durham/Glen Major

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Northern Cycle

Similar Products Used:   michelin, hutchinson, bontrager - I've tried a lot of tires

Bike Setup:   Fuel 98 with a Conti Explorer Protection on the back and a Conti Vertical Protection on the front (all condition set up)

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Eds a Cross Country Rider from Karlsruhe, Germany

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2006

Strengths:    Fast tire for on road, and offers enough grip in the mud and dirt.

Weaknesses:    The tread seperates from the sidewalls after just 4 weeks or riding. The tread also wears out very quickly when used for riding on asphalt. (I checked my tire pressure once a week)

Bottom Line:   
I guess the product is really meant for more off-road use. The tread on the front tire is easily destroyed by riding on rough asphalt. Thought it would be a good tire for off/on road use as the daily commute sees both surfaces for the same period of time.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $19.00

Similar Products Used:   Scwable Albert, Continental double fighter II

Bike Setup:   old Raleigh something with a full suspension

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Cross Country Rider from Carlsbad, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2006

Strengths:    Reasonable weight, fast, better than expected bite.

Weaknesses:    Folding version a bit pricey.

Bottom Line:   
This tire performed better than expected on the dry to slightly loose hard pack I ride. Even the people I ride with took notice and said it hooked up much better than it looks like it should. I purchased the wire bead version to see if I liked the tread. I'll be going back for another.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Too many to list

Bike Setup:   Cross Country Hard Tail

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