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.
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....
Don't waste your hard earned dough buying these... THESE TIRE SUCKS!!!! Period...
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
a Cross Country Rider
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
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.
Similar Products Used: Panaracer, Specialized, Kenda, Bontrager
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...
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!
Bike Setup: Kona Kula Primo w/ SRAM XO/XTR set-up, fox fork, Magura Martas, stan's ZTR Olympic wheels
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...
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.
Similar Products Used: maxxis flyweights, conti explorers, hutchinson pythons too many others to list
Bike Setup: nrs, xt, skareb, carbon this + that
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
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.
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?
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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 »