Continental Flow Tire

Continental Flow Tire 

DESCRIPTION

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

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 25, 2010]
Jimmay
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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

Similar Products Used:

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

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Sep 05, 2008]
albertclew
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Very light and cheap. Very low rolling resistance.

Weakness:

No traction on logs, roots, or rocks

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!

Similar Products Used:

Continental Survival Pro, IRC Trail Bear, WTB Mutano Raptor Race

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[May 26, 2008]
Tim Fondren
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Weight, value, durability, multi purpose tire

Weakness:

None at this time

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.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer smoke and dart, maxxis ignitor, continental traffic, various specialized brand tires

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 08, 2007]
Robin Tankard
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

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

Weakness:

Bit sketchy on loose ground, not so puncture resistant.

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.

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer XC Fire pro, Panaracer Cinder

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 05, 2008]
Jon
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Weight, good roll resistance, shed mud great

Weakness:

For me...none

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.

Similar Products Used:

WTB Velocipraptors, Hookworms

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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