Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Contact II 2015 vs
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016

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Contents

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Part Number 01002620100713
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Winter compound
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 620 grams470 grams
Min Air Pressure 60 psi58 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi85 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)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
55-559 (26x2.20)
50-559 (26x1.90)
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Measured Weight 623 grams468 grams
Measured Width Casing 34 mm32 mm
Measured Height 31 mm32 mm
Tread Depth 1.8 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm5.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.95 mm0.85 mm



Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 20.3 Watts26.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 21.7 Watts27.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.3 Watts28.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.9 Watts30.8 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 39.4 Watts36.4 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.006090.00797
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006500.00809
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007280.00854
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008660.00923
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.011810.01091
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Puncture Resistance Tread 1117
Puncture Resistance Side 75
Puncture Factor Tread* 4694
Puncture Factor Side* 144
* 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 Winter II
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 54 / 5
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