Continental Gravity Tire

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  • User Reviews (38)

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    Sebastian   [Aug 15, 2012]
    Strength:

    It's a pretty fast wheel, seems like it can take a beating over any rocks and roots. excellent climbing traction as well

    Weakness:

    a bit spastic on turns, but if you stick it you got it!

    i was running low on doe and was jonesin to ride. (it was time for some new tread) i picked up a set of these for 64 bucks, and i am proud to say i made a great choice. the turning on the wheel is a little spastic, but i think thats just going to make me a better rider. i rode about 20 miles when i first broke em in and i was climbing like i never have before. it was impressive. hitting berms was intense but it'll get smoother within time. they did slip a couple of times but i was running them at 40 psi. i weigh 155, i think next time i'll run em at 35.
    as for breaking i don't have a strong opinion on yet. it's been a while since i rode and i was feeling a bit under the weather. if the case is that the wheel doesn't break that well, i would think a mountain king on the front would be good, an other factor could be preparation to break. (one just has to know when and when not to) any way... i'd say this is a dope xc tire. if you like berms and ride in a cocktail of trail conditions, this is a dope budget tire for it.

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    4
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    4
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    T_woot   Cross Country Rider [Jan 26, 2009]
    Strength:

    it rolls

    Weakness:

    Tire sucks, doesn't grip in the mud, or of rocks, not impressed with climbing ability wet and dry. Doesn't corner worth crap at high speeds and washes out easily, skidding is unpredictable and stopping power lacks

    Get something else and invest your 20 on a different tire

    Similar Products Used: WTB stuff, Kenda Nevegals
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    1
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    1
    orange030   Cross Country Rider [Oct 05, 2008]
    Strength:

    Decent grip and rolls pretty well. Ridden for 600 miles and not much tread wear. Okay if you want a cheap tyre you are happy replacing before tread wears out.

    Weakness:

    Just blew out the side wall on rear tyre with no warning. On closer inspection much of tyre wall is perished on seam connecting it to steel bead. Would not trust another gravity tyre to be reliable..

    Decent performance when tyre worked but not long lasting enough and there seems to be quality/reliability problem.

    Similar Products Used: Specialized pro and maxxis high roller
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    1
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    2
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    mmartinez15   Weekend Warrior [Jul 16, 2008]
    Strength:

    durable, tank like, excellent for rocky applications

    Weakness:

    son of a u-no-what to take tire off rim, heavy as hell, not so great cornering on hardpack

    very heavy tire, took them off after only 2 mos, good tire for very rocky terrain but thats not what i ride, changed to crossmax

    Similar Products Used: kenda blue groove, hutchison python, maxxis crossmark
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    3
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    3
    tuanscott   Cross Country Rider [Jul 15, 2008]
    Strength:

    Good grip, good cornering, relatively light, durable

    Weakness:

    Doesn't shed mud, relatively heavy, not actually a true 2.3"

    I have the wire bead version. I saw them on sale and they were just two cheap to pass up. A year later, I'm still running them and they've got plenty of life left. I have yet to get a flat of any kind, despite running them at 30psi.

    These work very well in dry conditions; they corner well, they grip on a variety of terrain whether climbing or descending. In the wet they do not shed mud, so be warned. As long as you stick to dry conditions they ride well. I run them at about 30psi and they're nice and cushy. I'm something of a lightweight (150lbs), though, so they may not work for you.

    They're light for their size, but still fairly heavy if you're going to be racing XC (which I do, albeit not very well). They're not a true 2.3"; more like a 2.15-2.2". That works for and against them, in my opinion.

    Five chili's for value since I got them for dirt cheap; five chili's overall because they're very good. If they shed 150g they'd be amazing, but then they probably wouldn't be so durable.

    Similar Products Used: Kenda, IRC, Panaracer
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    5
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    5
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    Jon BonJovie   Racer [Jan 29, 2007]
    Strength:

    Well, not a lot of strengths. It climbs ok, does like to slip out when you don't want it to. Gets clogged really easily with mud so it will want to dump you in the muddy turns going down twisty singletracks.

    Weakness:

    Flats out if i drop it under 40psi. Side walls seem kinda iffy, doesn't like to corner at all. Wants to drift all over the place. Lots and lots of flats at 35 psi, even with dh latex tubes.

    Dont buy this tire. It really sucks. Flats out all the time, wants to drift every where. When you hit the brakes hard it just slides out. Don't buy it.

    Similar Products Used: Wtb, kenda, Panaracer,
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    1
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    1
    jason   Cross Country Rider [Mar 08, 2006]
    Strength:

    Rolls well, corners predictably in most conditions due to the rounded nature of the tread, wears well, reasonably light even for the wire version.

    Weakness:

    a little small for 2.3

    I have the wire versions on my single speed, which is my ratted commuter bike that gets no love and only old parts. However I love these tires and are looking to switch to the kevlar version for my other bike.

    Similar Products Used: mutano raptors, mythos, smoke, dart, etc...
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    5
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    3
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    Sean Riley   Cross Country Rider [Oct 14, 2005]
    Strength:

    This is for a pair of Pro's Kevlar.
    They grip great in the dry. The supported lugs dig in well on corners without squirming. Very good balanced control on hard braking on steep stuff.

    Weakness:

    They get caked in mud and become like slick tyres, and they don't shrug-off the mud quickly so the back spins out. The front could do with being more front specific. Expensive

    Good tyres in the dry with exceptional grip when you brake on steep descents. The lugs are well supported and tend to not squirm about. They corner well.
    In the wet the tyre on the front will slide out on corners as it needs to be more front specific. And they collect mud like a magnet and wont get rid of it. The back can spin out easily too.

    Similar Products Used: Panaracer Fire XC, Smoke & Dart, Conti Explorer, Traction Pro, Vertical and Survival, IRC Notos
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    3
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    3
    Matthew   Weekend Warrior [Feb 03, 2006]
    Strength:

    Long-wearing tire that tracks great in dry conditions.

    Weakness:

    Narrow for a 2.3 tire.

    These are great tires for both front and rear use in dry conditions. I've had a lot of problems with premature tire damage (knobs ripping off) in the rocky conditions here in CO and UT. But these tires have been the welcome exception and, although expensive, have been a great investment.

    Similar Products Used: WTB, Ritchey, IRC, etc.
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    RATING
    5
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    5
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    Alec Pym   Weekend Warrior [Jan 21, 2006]
    Strength:

    Great hardpack,loom ,good on roots, hooks up and corners well.
    Light.
    Great down the hill but also digs in and climbs well.

    Weakness:

    Mud.
    a little thin for a 2.3

    Great year round tire as long as you dont ride clay type mud as they pack out in these conditions..

    I have loads of tires but these ones are on the bike and stay on the bike,
    run em at 35/40 psi no pinch flats no trouble, and they give me confidence in the narley rooty down hill bits when my ass is to a point.

    All in all over 4 years of trying loads of rubber these are my favourite all montain tyre.

    Similar Products Used: Loads.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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