Continental Twister Supersonic Tire

3.56/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 370 grams MSRP : $59.95


Product Description

The Continental Twister SuperSonic Mountain Bike Tire uses a low-profile center tread and aggressive outer tread to allow low rolling resistance without compromising cornering performance. These tires dominate on the hill climbs and still hold their own when the front gets pointed down. Continental's three-ply construction reduces flats even on the roughest terrain.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bruno_H2 a Weekend Warrior from Sao Paulo, Brazil

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2011

Strengths:    Lightweight, minimum rolling resistance, race oriented looks

Weaknesses:    Weak sidewalls, wears out in a couple days, too flat prone for my taste, got two (that's right, two...) flats in just 30 min interval that ruined my ride, and this running on hardpack and smooth pavement....

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your hard earned dough buying these... THESE TIRE SUCKS!!!! Period...

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Favorite Trail:   Many to pick just one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   Internet

Similar Products Used:   Kenda small block 8's, spz fast track lk, maxxis larsen tt

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F1000, mostly shimano xtr parts, fox f80rlt, thomson elite stem & seatpost, maxm flat bars, ritchey wcs bar ends, king headset, selle italia oktavia saddle, weinmann xc420 rims

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by fierce750 a Cross Country Rider from Redding,ca

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2010

Strengths:    VERY very light weight, Roll fast

Weaknesses:    Tread simply falls off, Rocks will puncture right through the Tread/tire


Bottom Line:   
Complete crap, I will not buy this tire again.
I have 2-3 flats a week with this thing and it's not because of bad rim strips, or sharp rim edges or how I ride.. They simply SUCK.
If your goal is to get the lightest bike then go for it, if you actually want to ride your bike stay away from these things.
I do ride 3-5 times a week but my riding partner never ever gets flats with his cheapy kenda's

Don't listen to the reviews that say these rock.. THEY don't take my word for it, worst tire I have EVER used in nearly 20 years of mtn biking.

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Favorite Trail:   Clikipudi

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Village Cycle


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin a Racer from Winnipeg, MB Canada

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2007

Strengths:    FAST rolling, light weight

Weaknesses:    Thin Sidewall, can not be converted to tubeless very easily

Bottom Line:   
Great race tire, good side knobs for cornering. Lasts for a few years of racing (race only tire BTW).

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Favorite Trail:   Birch

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Similar Products Used:   pythons, explorers

Bike Setup:   nrs, sid, xt, 717s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Moore a Cross Country Rider from Iron Mountain, MI

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2007

Strengths:    Superlight, decent traction, corners better than I would have expected.

Weaknesses:    Thin sidewalls do allow Stan's to leak through. Proper maintenence is required. Short tread life.

Bottom Line:   
If super light weight is you goal, these are your tires. These tires hook up very well in spite of their diminutive footprint. The key for me was using Stan's, only one flat tire in 1,000 miles.

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Favorite Trail:   Fumee

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $41.00

Purchased At:   World Cycling Productions

Similar Products Used:   Panaracer, Specialized, Kenda, Bontrager


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam Barley a Racer from England

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2007

Strengths:    SUPERLIGHT!!!!! This thing picks up speed like nothing else, really low rotating weight makes it damn fast!! Also very sticky compound and works extremely well with Stan's, with which they work first time no problem and inflate to what looks like a 2" which is reassuring.

Weaknesses:    None yet. They say on the package they have reduced protection but with Stan's I don't feel a thing anyway, so...

Bottom Line:   
Best tyres I have ever seen! Amazing grip, acceleration, compatibility and ease of use with stan's...
Continental really take the piss out of Schwalbe Racing Ralphs with this!!! My mate with otherwise the same wheelset as me punctured and ripped his loads even though they are a good 100g heavier! Tread lasts longer too!
What else can I say?! Simply the best!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Michelin, Bontrager...

Bike Setup:   Giant Anthem frame, Rebas, DT 240s/Stan's/Revolution, sram x9, XT crankset and Front mech, Selle Italia SLR XC Gel Flow...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Will Curtis a Racer from San Rafael

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2007

Strengths:    Really light, DO WORK WITH STAN"S (ACTUALLY VERY EASILY), roll fast.

Weaknesses:    they tend to feel falt most of the time when they are not, and, obviously, have very low traction due to lack of tread.

Bottom Line:   
you get what you pay for: an EXTREMELY light, fast rolling tire w/ little rolling resistance, but with very low tread and downhill ability

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   karma, python, etc.

Bike Setup:   Kona Kula Primo w/ SRAM XO/XTR set-up, fox fork, Magura Martas, stan's ZTR Olympic wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jason Scott a Cross Country Rider from Overland Park, KS, USA

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2007

Strengths:    Light weight, decent traction

Weaknesses:    NOT compatible with Stan's No Tubes, decent traction...

Bottom Line:   
I bought these because they would JUST tip the scales on my bike to under 20 lbs (over the Hutchison Mosquito tires I previously used). I run tubeless rims, so run Stan's No Tubes. Using the standard amount of Stan's, these things don't hold air very well. A dip in the bathtub shows thousands of tiny air bubbles leaking through the sidewalls. I guess that's the cost of super-thin sidewalls. You have to air them up every day if you don't use tubes. Granted, these tires are FAST. They accelerate great. Even climbing hills, I rarely lose traction. My biggest complaint is in the cornering department. On twisty trails, I consistently find myself losing ground to heavier tires with more bite. I switched back to the mosquito tires, and my lap times immediately dropped. I'll probably never switch back to them.

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Favorite Trail:   Clinton Lake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Don't remember

Similar Products Used:   Hutchy Mosquito Airlight

Bike Setup:   Trek 9.9, SID race carbon, 20 lbs.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin a Racer from Winnipeg, MB Canada

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2006

Strengths:    Fast, low rolling resistance, decent overall traction and good cornering, very low weight

Weaknesses:    obviously prone to pinch flats

Bottom Line:   
great race tires in most conditions - extreme wet or rock excluded. very fast acceleration and full side knobs make them a good turning tire. best race tire i have ever used.

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Favorite Trail:   RedWing

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   30

Similar Products Used:   maxxis flyweights, conti explorers, hutchinson pythons too many others to list

Bike Setup:   nrs, xt, skareb, carbon this + that

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Wietse Willemse a Racer from Tilburg, Netherlands

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2006

Strengths:    Very light, low rolling resistence and therefore very fast

Weaknesses:    Flats due to snake bites in rocky areas, wears fast

Bottom Line:   
For XC competition on fast courses theses tires are great. When you use them in rocky terrain they constantly flat due to snakebites and I weigh only 60kg and do not ride that aggressive. Using a thicker tube and more pressure in the tires does help, but makes riding too harsh and uncontrolable imho.

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Favorite Trail:   Dorst

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Peerke´s Bike & Coffee

Similar Products Used:   Conti explorer protection

Bike Setup:   Custom scandium hardtail, Shimano XT, Hayes HFX-9 brakes, Mavic XC717 wheels, Skareb Super fork

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Continental Twister Supersonic-Anyone using them Tubeless?

Hi There Guys, Just wondering if anyone is using the Continental Twister Supersonic as a tubeless tire with stans kit? If so, do they leak much from the sidewalls? Any other suggestions for a light weight tire that can be used as tubeless but has some descent grip? Thanks!Read More »

Continental Supersonic Twister Pros (whatever they are called!)

I just picked up a set of these new tires for my bike and I don't know how I feel about them yet. I was riding Hutchinson Pythons before and I hated them for their traction in anything soft and for cornering. I was looking for something a little grippier in softer conditions, corners, and slick cond ... Read More »

Continental Twister Supersonic

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phyton faster than twister supersonic?

on semi-hardpack trails? On hardpack does volume = more speed?Read More »

is a python faster than a twister supersonic?

on smooth, "dirt" type sigletrack? One stage looser than hardpack.Read More »

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