Continental Vapor Tire

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    6294andrew   Weekend Warrior [Nov 20, 2011]
    Strength:

    good all round, clears most mud, rolls well, fairly puncher resistant,

    Weakness:

    a bit heavy

    good tyre, but expensive, i'd buy again!

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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    momomo68   Cross Country Rider [Mar 19, 2011]
    Strength:

    Alright on hard pack, as rear tire.

    Weakness:

    Short tread, low grip, low tread life, rocks can cut to wires, horrible wet traction, near impossible to get on/off

    DON'T BUY THESE TIRES! There are better knobbies for sand/mud/rocks and there are better slicks and hybrids for hardpack - DO NOT BUY! The two products listed above are SO much better!

    Similar Products Used: Bontrager knobbies, WTB Velociraptor 2.1s
    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Hugh_J   Cross Country Rider [Jun 03, 2010]
    Strength:

    looks Ok-is

    Weakness:

    Destroyed in 2 days and 60 kms - central part utterly doomed :)...
    http://haralamb.blogspot.com/2010/05/anvelope-continental-vapor.html

    will never buy Conti again...hardly wait to get my hands on some money and get rid of'em.

    Similar Products Used: Schwalbe SmartSam (much better)
    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    Markus Hain   Cross Country Rider [Oct 04, 2005]
    Strength:

    Good for road use

    Weakness:

    I've had countless flats from pinches etc. Use Stans No Tubes conversion. Front feels loose and no grip. Bounces around on rocks, hard to keep a line. Also the rubber tears quickly when hitting rocks harder than necessary

    Don't buy unless you are planning to ride on the raod

    Similar Products Used: Maxxis Larsen TT
    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Ezra   Cross Country Rider [Apr 16, 2006]
    Strength:

    I didn't have more flats than normal. Fairly lightweight, seemed to roll pretty easy on flat stable terrain and long non-technical ascents. They did get better after I rode on them for a while.

    Weakness:

    Washes out all of a sudden goes from gripping in corners to sliding on elbows and knees with no warning at all.

    I didn't like them, I had traction trouble even on tacky days

    Similar Products Used: WTB Mutano, Panaracer Fire XC, Intense
    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Adam Hunter   Weekend Warrior [Sep 01, 2007]
    Strength:

    Grips, low rolling resistance, wears well, fairly cheap (£14 GBP)

    Weakness:

    Not a 2.1" tyre

    I like this tyre, I use it on the rear with a Conti Vertical up front. Grips well and has never let me down. I found the wear rate to be alot better than specialized tyres and the Conti's have less rolling resistance.

    I'll be buying this tyre again...

    Similar Products Used: Various Specialized tyres
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Mark Hammond   Cross Country Rider [Oct 10, 2005]
    Strength:

    Low rolling resistance, Good grip on most surfaces, Good climbing, descending and cornering, not one puncture yet after two years.

    Weakness:

    Mud. Particularly deep mud.

    I've used them for two years and they are more than a match for any of the tyres I've mentioned above. I've used them for general use and racing/enduro, from the Surrey hills to Afan Argoed in Wales.

    However, I've used them in a few english winters and have found that they are not great in mud, but still rideable.

    Similar Products Used: Conti explorer/escape, Panarcer fire XC's/Cinders, Michelin Comps.
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Joe   Cross Country Rider [Feb 20, 2006]
    Strength:

    Tough sidewalls in the Protection version

    Weakness:

    Sketchy, breaks away unpredictably

    These are the first tyres I ever been able to powerslide, meaning I accelerated out of a corner only to have the back end slide out left and then back to the right on dead flat ground! I'd love to say it's because I'm so powerful but...

    Climbing they're hopeless and on rock as previously mentioned they're just dangerous.

    Similar Products Used: More than I can remember, looking for the ultimate tyre!
    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    David Bennett   Cross Country Rider [Jun 10, 2007]
    Strength:

    None

    Weakness:

    every thing

    dont buy them tread wears fast

    Similar Products Used: just about anything you can think of
    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Peter St-Amour   Cross Country Rider [Feb 01, 2006]
    Strength:

    Reasonably light, quality

    Weakness:

    Are they called Vapor because the grip disappears?

    Not a winter tyre, that much I know. I've mine on the front and on many occasions they've suddenly given up gripping when cornering. This happens particularly on softer ground. The lack of side knobs and rounded profile is probably the cause of this. Seem to have a softer compound than most older Continental tyes and they've got a good volume to them. However for anything soft under-wheel get a tyre with more prominent side knobs if grips your thing.

    Similar Products Used: Panaracer Dart, Fire, Trailblaster, IRC Mud Mad, Ritchey Z-Max
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
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