Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Contact II 2015 vs
Continental Top Contact II 2015

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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 Top Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Contact IITop Contact II
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalSupplied by Continental
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01002620100441
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 620 grams600 grams
Min Air Pressure 60 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi88 psi
Made In IndiaGermany
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
32-622 (28x1.25)
28-622 (28x1.10)
47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact II 2015
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact II 2015
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact II 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Contact IITop Contact II
Specified Weight 620 grams600 grams
Measured Weight 623 grams584 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm37 mm
Measured Height 31 mm35 mm
Tread Depth 1.8 mm2.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm4.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.95 mm1.05 mm
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 IITop Contact II
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
90 PSI / 6 Bar
20.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00609
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
21.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00650
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00728
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
39.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01181
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
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 IITop Contact II
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 46 Points70 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 14 Points6 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Contact IITop Contact II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Contact II
  • Continental Top Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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