Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental E.Contact 2015 vs
Continental Top Contact Winter 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 E.Contact
  • Continental Top Contact Winter II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model E.ContactTop 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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Manufacturer Part Number 01006870100713
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Winter compound
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 800 grams470 grams
Min Air Pressure 56 psi58 psi
Max Air Pressure 87 psi85 psi
Made In IndiaGermany
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
47-559 (26x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
55-559 (26x2.20)
50-559 (26x1.90)
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental E.Contact 2015
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental E.Contact 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 E.ContactTop Contact Winter II
Specified Weight 800 grams470 grams
Measured Weight 840 grams468 grams
Measured Width Casing 35 mm32 mm
Measured Height 35 mm32 mm
Tread Depth 2 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 6.6 mm5.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.85 mm0.85 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model E.ContactTop Contact Winter 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
27.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00830
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
33.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01001
28.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00854
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
39.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01181
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
51.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01532
36.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01091
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 E.ContactTop Contact Winter II
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points17 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 8 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 106 Points94 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 15 Points4 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model E.ContactTop Contact Winter II
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental E.Contact
  • Continental Top Contact Winter II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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