Continental Leader Pro UST Tubeless Tire

2/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 590 grams

Product Description

A hardcore XC performer tubeless version Lighter than the Vapor, but shares all of the GravityArc advantages when pushing it into the corners. Mix this with the Vapor in front, and you'll have all the cornering and straight line traction necessary in one lightweight package.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gtman54 a Cross Country Rider from

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2010

Strengths:    very light for a ust tire.low rolling resistance.very durable I use higher air pressure 46 lbs I weigh 195.

Weaknesses:    Tread only holds up for 4mos[2-3 times per week 10-14mile at a time] after that it gets pretty sketchy but can still ride for awhile longer.steep climbing does not work after the 4 mos.period.Also probably to hard a ride for most. I ride mostly in desert,sandy rocky.

Bottom Line:   
I would say go ahead and purchase if you can buy it cheap but don't expect tread to hold up very long.Tire well last for at least a year just looses its functionality as mtn bike tire!It is quite snappy for ust tire.

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Favorite Trail:   king of the mtn

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   sport systems

Similar Products Used:   continental explorer much better

Bike Setup:   19" S-Works M5 hardtail[2002]rox shox seat post

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by ABOlsen a Cross Country Rider from Denmark

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2010

Strengths:    None really. Sort of low rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    No grip. Expensive.

Bottom Line:   
This is by far one of the most horrible tires I have ever used. No grip what so ever. I call it down right dangerous! No matter the conditions and tyre pressure, it won't hook up

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Favorite Trail:   up's n' down's

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Local bike store

Similar Products Used:   Racing Ralph UST, Michelin XCR Dry II Tubeless.

Bike Setup:   Tomac Cortez Frame. XT group. Avid Juicy 7. Manitou R7. Hope pro 2 hubs w. Mavic 819 rims. Middleburn

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by davidlevin5557 a Weekend Warrior from New York, NY

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2008

Strengths:    Light weight

Weaknesses:    horrific traction

Bottom Line:   
I rode these several times, they inspire very little confidence in the rough downhill and have almost no grip on soft gravel in tighter uphill. They were actually a downgrade from my cheaper used up tubed tires. A complete disappointment. I'm already looking for new tires. If you go crosscountry on asphalt like turf you're fine. Anything else, not worth it.

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Favorite Trail:   Taho

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $40.00

Bike Setup:   Rocky Mountain ETSX70, Fox Vanilla, XT shifters,derailers

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by oldsalty a Cross Country Rider from utah

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2008

Strengths:    light..for UST, puncture resistant, corners well, bought two for one on sale

Weaknesses:    relatively slow on the flats for a tire of this type, harsh riding low volume tire

Bottom Line:   
comparing this to my favorite tire, hutchinson UST python light(630grams)the leader needs to be pumped up to about 38 psi rear to hold up my weight at 185lbs, that makes it very harsh riding, since this is a low profile tire and not a high volume tire Ihave to run it at that psi so as not to damage the rim.The python has much taller profile and I can run it at about 30 psi with better traction and less deflection...its cush.The leader seems to have its place for someone who waqys much less than I do, to me the main advantage of UST is being able to run lower tire pressures for improved traction ect.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $38.00

Similar Products Used:   many

Bike Setup:   Ibex trophy pro

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