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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specs
Brand ContinentalCST
Model Top Contact IIE-Series Reach
Year 20152015
Supplied By Supplied by ContinentalSupplied by Continental
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100441
TPI 3/180-
Compound
Bead FoldingWire
ETRTO 37-62237-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 3737
Specified Weight 600 grams734 grams
Min Air Pressure 50 psi50 psi
Max Air Pressure 88 psi75 psi
Made In GermanyChina
Available Sizes 47-622 (28x1.75)
42-622 (28x1.60)
37-622 (28x1.40)
50-559 (26x2.00)
37-622 (28x1.40)
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
CST E-Series Reach 2015
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
CST E-Series Reach 2015
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Continental Top Contact II 2015
CST E-Series Reach 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.8 bar)
Model Top Contact IIE-Series Reach
Specified Weight 600 grams734 grams
Measured Weight 584 grams734 grams
Measured Width Casing 37 mm37 mm
Measured Height 35 mm34 mm
Tread Depth 2.5 mm1.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 4.4 mm4.4 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.05 mm1.8 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Top Contact IIE-Series Reach
Inner Tube Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)Conti Tour 28 (170 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 90 psi / 6 bar 21.0 WattsNo Data
Rolling Resistance 75 psi / 5 bar 22.1 Watts19.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 60 psi / 4 bar 24.2 Watts21.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi / 3 bar 28.4 Watts26.6 Watts
Rolling Resistance 30 psi / 2 bar 35.6 Watts36.2 Watts
CRR 90 psi / 6 bar 0.00629No Data
CRR 75 psi / 5 bar 0.006620.00570
CRR 60 psi / 4 bar 0.007250.00656
CRR 45 psi / 3 bar 0.008510.00797
CRR 30 psi / 2 bar 0.010670.01085
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results

Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Top Contact IIE-Series Reach
Puncture Resistance Tread 16 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Factor Tread* 70 Points44 Points
Puncture Factor Side* 6 Points11 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 Top Contact IIE-Series Reach
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Top Contact II
  • CST E-Series Reach
Performance compared to all other touring bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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