Continental Vertical Pro Tire

The revolutionary innovation: the first Continental-downhill-tire with tubeless technology has a completely new tread design with superior performance. Specially designed shoulder blocks offer excellent handling in turns at high speed. The "Endless Edge" tread block design features five-cornered-blocks in variable orientation for grip and effortless, precise steering in all conditions and for all kinds of soils. The VerticalPro provides smooth rolling on hard pack and stable handling on gravel with extremely high limits. The tire is suitable for front and rear use. VerticalPro is also available in wire and Kevlar bead.

  • Vertical Pro 26 x 2.30 660 grams (wire) 590 grams (Kevlar)
  • Vertical Pro TL(tubeless) 26 x 2.30 960 grams (wire)

  • User Reviews (175)

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    Andy Billingsly   Weekend Warrior [Jun 23, 2012]
    Strength:

    Traction, low rolling resistance, excellent cornering

    Weakness:

    mud, wet rocks, wet roots

    I have about 350 miles on this tire on the rear and I have never had it break loose and the traction is great!

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    RATING
    5
    VALUE
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    5
    rothnic   Weekend Warrior [Jun 15, 2012]
    Strength:

    Sidewall durability, black chili rubber, grip

    Weakness:

    Volume, Mud

    Purchased these from Nashbar on sale, and are perfect for the rooty/rocky trails in Alabama/Tenn/Georgia area. The many small lugs provide excellent grip in these conditions, but can pack up in mud. The only thing keeping these from being perfect is the volume being a little low for the 2.3. However, unlike other reviews I have measured the width and from lug to lug they measure exactly 2.3 with dial calipers.

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Lee   All Mountain Rider [Apr 26, 2012]
    Strength:

    Good side wall protection, I could stab these tyres and they would still roll. Fast for a chunky tyre
    Looks the part

    Weakness:

    holds well on concrete and asphalt. But hang on, i purchased a MTB tyre???

    Crap really, I feel really unsafe on these donuts. like people before me have stated one minute all seems OK but then WAMMM they just seem to go out on you with no real warning.
    For the rest of you that think they are great so did I. They seem to offer a good package, but once you have hit the trail like a piece of cheese to a grader, you think what the!! after a few more time it's like get F@ck i'm not that incompetent

    Similar Products Used: Race King, Ardents
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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    elguapo   Cross Country Rider [Jul 13, 2011]
    Strength:

    It rolls

    Weakness:

    Lets loose like no other!

    Will come out from under you when you least expect it and it feels like you just hit a patch of ice. I now have a BROKEN LEG to prove it. Using tire on rear only. It had come out from under me a few times before, but this last time when I broke my leg I thought I would check to see what others say and sure enough there are reports of it letting lose! Appears to hook up most of the time but when it goes, it goes fast and hard...like no other tire I have experienced. Avoid this one at all costs! I love Continental tires and will buy more in the future but obviously not this one and wanted to make sure I got the warning out there.

    Similar Products Used: Specialized, Continental, WTB
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    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
    Chainy   Weekend Warrior [Jan 04, 2011]
    Strength:

    Pretty light weigtht, nice volume, reasonable rolling resistance, quite pinch-resistant for that weight.

    Weakness:

    Wears rather quickly, thorns love them, loud on tarmac (is that bad? yet rolls rather well)
    Handling on gravel and in foul weather rather iffy.

    Grip levels are quite high, but you won't feel the transition from grip to drift. Most tires start drifting slowly, this one will just let go and down you go. Makes for some iffy handling.

    Conti's Mountain King transitions ways smoother, grips even better and still rolls as good. (Yet it wears ways quicker)
    Schwalbe's Nobby Nic are quite comparable.

    Similar Products Used: Schwalbe Nobby N. & King Jim, Conti Mountain King
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    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    DesertRiderAZ   Cross Country Rider [Oct 26, 2009]
    Strength:

    Point and shoot. It goes where you point it, climbs incredibly well, sticks to hardpack dirt, rocks, and roots, glides through sand and gravel. There's a reason this tire has the highest rating out of any with 100+ MTBR reviews. This tire is extremely durable (lasting through years of hard weekend riding). Recently re-released with Black Chili rubber, which is supposed to provide even greater traction. Buy it while you can! And send Continental a message that you love it! Your local bike shop will probably have to order the tire in, as Continental's recent production run was so small it didn't make the catalog. SERIOUSLY, BUY IT.

    Weakness:

    The only time this tire ever loses traction is on wet rocks or roots. Hardly a failing, as virtually no tire provides good traction in that situation.

    The best tire I've ridden. The best tire my riding partners have ridden. Best for traction. Best for durability. Best for navigability.

    Special order it from your LBS. You won't look back.

    Similar Products Used: Panaracers, Specialized S-Works, IRC Mythos XC
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    schlim   Cross Country Rider [Oct 05, 2008]
    Strength:

    Amazing grip and cornering traction, decent air volume, only 580g (non-protection sidewall), excels in all conditions but mud. Accelerates nicely due to its low weight.

    Weakness:

    Packs up in mud, no biggie. Closer to a 2.2, but has decent air volume.

    These are quite simply the best tires I have ever run on my bike. My local trail conditions include loose over hardpack, loose babyhead rocks, hardpack dirt, and northwest roots. The Verticals have all the grip, traction, and cornering ability of a Panaracer Fire FR 2.4, but in a 2.3 and 300g lighter per tire. I have had no problems with sidewall cuts, even over sharp rocks at speed. The best thing about them is that I can lean the bike way over without feeling like they are going to break loose. I have only slid out once, and it was at low speed without weight over the front wheel. The Verticals are predictable, comfortable, and bite nicely when climbing.

    Similar Products Used: Panaracer Fire XC 2.1, Fire FR 2.4, Rampage 2.3, Hutchinson Barracuda MRC UST 2.1, Kenda Nevegal UST 2.1, IRC Serac XC 1.9, IRC Mythos XC 2.1, Ritchey Z-Max Evolution 2.3, WTB Nano Raptor 2.1
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    dirtjumpcook   Racer [Aug 28, 2008]
    Strength:

    good grip on the dirt, holds well, takes corners very well

    Weakness:

    narrow, gets clogged up with dirt easily, wears out pretty quickly

    don't buy it, for the same price you can get a much better Tyre

    Similar Products Used: maxxis high roller
    OVERALL
    RATING
    3
    VALUE
    RATING
    3
    r3trodisco   Weekend Warrior [Aug 25, 2008]
    Strength:

    eats uk mud does not clog and up hill grip better than high rollers this is not just a down hill tyer but a trail masterpiece offering lots of grip and brill corner traction

    Weakness:

    dont last long but who cares when there cheep and a little hevey for xc and trail but makes up for it wth grip

    brill value for money i love mine and for the price well worth a try very very good in extreem wet ang trail turning

    Similar Products Used: high rollers and tioga cubes
    OVERALL
    RATING
    4
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    bigfatadder   Downhiller [Jun 11, 2008]
    Strength:

    None

    Weakness:

    It is bad at everything

    Rubbish, throw it away and buy a different brand as Bontrager is terrible

    Similar Products Used: Many, many
    OVERALL
    RATING
    1
    VALUE
    RATING
    1
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