Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Contact II 2015 vs
Continental Sport Contact II 2016

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Continental Contact II
  • Continental Sport Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Contact IISport Contact II
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 01002620101015
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound
Bead WireWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 620 grams520 grams
Min Air Pressure 60 psi75 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi90 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-559 (26x1.60)
32-559 (26x1.25)
28-406 (20x1.10)
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Sport Contact II 2016
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Sport Contact II 2016
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Sport Contact II 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Contact IISport Contact II
Specified Weight 620 grams520 grams
Measured Weight 623 grams479 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm (un-round)36 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 31 mm (un-round)34 mm (un-round)
Tread Depth 1.8 mm0.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm4.2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 60 psi / 4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Contact IISport Contact II
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Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
21.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00650
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00728
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
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All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Contact IISport Contact II
Total Puncture Score Tread 65 Points76 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 4.2 mm4.2 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Contact IISport Contact II
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Contact II
  • Continental Sport Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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