Continental Bicycle Tires for Racing and Training
Jul 1, 2003
Hannover, Germany, Summer 2003. Continental offers a broad variety of tire models for racing and training purposes – tires that perform well even under grueling conditions. The CompetitionProtection 25 is mounted as the standard tire for the classic Paris-Roubaix cycling event. The company's rac-ing tire line will be supplemented next year with UltraSport, a tire with outstanding reliability enabling it to be ridden also in everyday applications.
The CompetitionProtection 25
CompetitionProtection 25 is a high-grade racing tire that per-forms especially well in contests in difficult riding conditions like those occurring in the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix race. With a width of 25 mm it delivers extra comfort on poor road surfaces. Featuring a particularly strong casing made of polyamide fabric, this tire is capable of withstanding the most brutal treatment. Its DuraSkin construction, which it shares with tires for the MTB sector, yields added durability. The 25 mm wide, low-rolling-resistance CompetitionProtection is a tire for highly demanding road racing conditions.
The new UltraSport
The UltraSport tire, Continental's newcomer for the next season, is recommended as a training tire for ultra-high requirements. Its high-grade, three-ply skinwall casing offers good handling and comfort, with optimum adhesion coming from its high-quality tread compound. The elaborate, three-ply construction provides extra protection from punctures.
The closed tread center of the attractive tire profile offers good straightline performance and guaranteed stability, even at high speeds. UltraSport can also be ordered with a colored tread or in a trendy black version. This sports tire from Continental is suit-able not only for training purposes, but is also ideal as an all-round tire for sporty bikes.
|CompetitionProtection 25||27 x 1|
|UltraSport||20 - 622||700 x 20 C||280 g clincher, 220 g foldable|
|23 - 622||700 x 23 C||380 g clincher, 240 g foldable|
|25 - 622||700 x 25 C||330 g|
|28 - 622||700 x 28 C||350 g|
|32 - 622||700 x 32 C||370 g|
|32 - 630||27 x 1 1/8||380 g|
Continental AG is a leading supplier of tires, brake systems, chassis components and industrial elastomers. Consolidated sales in 2002 amounted to 11.4 billion euros with a global work force of about 64,500 employees.