Continental Competition Tubular Tyre

  • 28x22mm
  • £74.99
  • Out of Stock
  • 28x25mm
  • £69.99
  • Out of Stock

    Detailed Description for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre

    Continental Competition Tubular is the most reliable of all the tyres in the professional peloton and has proven itself time and time again on the world race circuit, often accompanying prominent cyclists on their way to victory. It features continental's Black Chili rubber compound providing extremely low rolling resistance and amazing grip while Vectran Breaker belt under the tread protects against punctures.

    Buyers Guide for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre

    Black Chili Compound:

    Black Chili Compound was introduced in 2007 and offers great gains in grip, rolling resistance and durability of Continental tyres. It is a new tread mixture, the result of the research from Continental's polymer and raw material laboratories in Hanover, Germany. Continental AG refined newly developed synthetic rubbers with proven natural rubber with powerful profile blends. These are 'nano' sized soot particles, who's surface properties are optimized for use in bicycle tyres. These smaller particles enable the tyre tread to deform around surface objects more quickly, improving grip. They also form a tighter bond with each other improving compound strength for longer tread life. The way in which these particles interact with each other also lowers rolling resistance. Compared to the previous leading Continental tyre compound, the Activated Silica (ASC) tyres, Black Chilli offers a 26% lower rolling resistance, a 30% increase in adhesion quality, and a 5% increase in tread life.

    Vectran Breaker:

    Vectran Breaker is a puncture protection belt fitted under the tread. It is made from melted Vectra Liquid Crystal Polymer and is the only LCP fibre in the world, made using a spinning process. Vectran is lightweight, extremely durable, resistant to water and five times stronger than steel. Continental tyres which include one or sometimes two layers of Vectran under the tread are some of the toughest and lightweight bicycle tyres available. With a layer (breaker) of Vectran under the tread, the tyre is protected from punctures more efficiently than with a Nylon double breaker. This is because a single Vectran layer is lighter, more flexible and stronger than the two nylon layers.

    Sizing Guide for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre

    Technical Information for Continental Competition Tubular Tyre

    Imperial Size Weight (grams) Recommended Inflation Maximum Inflation
    700x22 260 110PSI 170PSI
    700x25 280 110PSI 170PSI


    Continental Competition Tubular Tyre - Top-Of-The-Range Racing Tubular proven in the pro peleton and a choice of champions

  • Brand : Continental
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  • Code :MS12011