Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Sport Contact II 2016 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 Sport 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 Sport Contact IITop Contact II
Year 20162015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Continental
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01010150100441
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 520 grams600 grams
Min Air Pressure 75 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi88 psi
Made In IndiaGermany
Available Sizes 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)
47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Continental Top Contact II 2015
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Continental Top Contact II 2015
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Continental Top Contact II 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Sport Contact IITop Contact II
Measured Weight 479 grams584 grams
Measured Width Casing 36 mm37 mm
Measured Height 34 mm35 mm
Tread Depth 0.5 mm2.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm4.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm1.05 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Sport Contact IITop Contact II
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 18.1 Watts21.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 18.9 Watts22.1 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 20.6 Watts24.2 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 23.8 Watts28.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 30.1 Watts35.6 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.005430.00629
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.005670.00662
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.006180.00725
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.007130.00851
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.009020.01067
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Sport Contact IITop Contact II
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points16 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points6 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 55 Points70 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 5 Points6 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Sport Contact IITop Contact II
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Sport Contact II
  • Continental Top Contact II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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