Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Sport Contact II 2016 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 Sport Contact II
  • 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 Sport Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Year 20162016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01010150100713
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Winter compound
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 520 grams470 grams
Min Air Pressure 75 psi58 psi
Max Air Pressure 90 psi85 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)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
55-559 (26x2.20)
50-559 (26x1.90)
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental Sport Contact II 2016
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Sport Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Specified Weight 520 grams470 grams
Measured Weight 479 grams468 grams
Measured Width Casing 36 mm32 mm
Measured Height 34 mm32 mm
Tread Depth 0.5 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.2 mm5.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.85 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 Sport Contact IITop 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
18.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00543
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
18.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00567
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
20.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00618
28.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00854
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
23.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00713
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
30.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00902
36.4 Watts
CRR: 0.01091
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 Sport Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Puncture Resistance Tread 13 Points17 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 55 Points94 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 5 Points4 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Sport Contact IITop Contact Winter II
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Sport Contact II
  • Continental Top Contact Winter II
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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