Touring Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Top Contact II 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 Top 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 Top 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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01004410100713
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Winter compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 600 grams470 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi58 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi85 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
55-559 (26x2.20)
50-559 (26x1.90)
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
Continental Top Contact Winter II 2016
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Continental Top 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 Top Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Specified Weight 600 grams470 grams
Measured Weight 584 grams468 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm32 mm
Measured Height 35 mm32 mm
Tread Depth 2.5 mm2.3 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm5.5 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 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 Top 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
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
75 PSI / 5 Bar
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
28.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00854
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3 Bar
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
Rolling Resistance
30 PSI / 2 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
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 Top Contact IITop Contact Winter II
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points17 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 70 Points94 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 6 Points4 Points
* Puncture Factor = Puncture Resistance * Total Tire Thickness.
Puncture Factor provides a more realistic puncture resistance score for touring tires.

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Top Contact IITop Contact Winter II
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Top 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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