Continental Competition 19 Tires - Tubular

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[Apr 29, 2013]
Ray Frederick

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Have gone through 2 sets in two seasons. They have never once presented a problem. They seem to hold the corners very well and are a very good tire in wet conditions. Have to say they seem to be an excellent choice.

Weakness:

None.

Will buy them again and again until they prove to me otherwise.

[Apr 17, 2011]
Pak Phil
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

None

Weakness:

Unreliable. Manufacturing defect prone.

The rumors are true. I'm out on a brand new 19mm at recommended pressure. I flat 15km into it. Upon futher inspection at home the fail was at the valve.

[Jul 19, 2010]
starstevenson
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

for the first 28 minutes each tire handled the turns great. The black cloth looks sharp near the rim. Lightweight (are they too light weight??)

Weakness:

At this point, very poor customer service even when requested by my LBS (local bike shop) which is a MAJOR seller of Conti tires with a HUGE internet presence. The bike shop first opened in Cambria California and I presume sells a lot of units!

on only my 2nd race of just 30 minutes on a very clean corporate crit course that we race ever Tuesday night, I lost all air in my rear tire in a mater of seconds going 28mph in a 90 degree turn, no thorns, glass, cuts, punctures, no issues with mounting. No issues with teflon tape etc. The rear just suddenly stopped holding air, and could not even be pumped up. The LBS that had mounted the tire check the expensive tire over, replaced the valve core and even tried the recommended Victoria "Pit Stop" latex tire sealant that is recommended for use with high end tubulars, no luck. In the end they figured it was probably a factory reject with the valve stem being torn at the tube under the cloth. THEN, on my very next race on the same clean course on only the 3rd time these tires had touched pavement, my front started going soft and within one 1 mile lap lost all pressure with me sitting 2nd wheel on the final lap. I had won a usacycling weekend crit the weekend before!! When I took this second tire in to the shop, they were at a loss to keep pressure in it and so again the put Victoria "Pit Stop" in as a last ditch effort, only this time WOW their were very tiny air bubbles coming out of foot long sections between the threads in the new and untouched sidewalls!!! Conti, first refused the LBS's request to look them over and perhaps offer a warranty replacement and now at my own email request they offered to at least look them over. I can't wait for them to see them, see that even the smallest little tread they come with is new and intact and yet a serious hazard.

Similar Products Used:

Never used tubulars before but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the lightweight and durablity and pricepoint of the Kenda Kaliente and Kenda Kriterium tires!!! Can't say enough about them. Well under 200 grams with Iron Cloak flat protection, you can train thought the winter and race on them as well.

[Aug 19, 2007]
spokejunky
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Ride smooth when they're not failing.

Weakness:

Can't hold air, puncture proof is a major misnomer, no contact back from the company when I complained.

These tires would be great if they could stop from puncturing or failing at the valve stem. I've gone through four Competition tires in three months. All were mounted at the bike shop and all were only ridden in races at the suggested psi. I bought these since I ride Conti clinchers on my second set of wheels. Had no problem, but when it came time to ride tubulars. Wow, absolute failure in reliability.

Similar Products Used:

Hutchinson, Vittoria, Ritchey.

[Mar 22, 2007]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

silky smooth
puncture proof
nice looking ( black with gold side logos )

Weakness:

not the lightest
expensive but it's race tire

it's very smooth and reliable tubulars tire. the best so far. it rolls nicely and pretty tought oo against some rough roads.

Similar Products Used:

continental sprinter

[Oct 15, 2004]
the bull
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

well built nice tread hight psi

Weakness:

wear fast but what do you expect for a racing tire

very well buil tire I have a set of these on my spinergeys They are nice.

Similar Products Used:

lots of clinchers

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