Bunch riding etiquette - simple steps to avoid a bad ride experience

Check out our rider safety video which was initally produced as part of our role as official safety partner of Prudential RideLondon, but is relevant for anyone riding any mass participation cycle event.

Look Think Communicate & have a great time!

#getthegrip

 

2019 Product Catalogue Download

 2019 is a very exciting year for fans of Continental bicycle tyres. Not only do we present our first road tubeless model - Grand Prix 5000 TL, but we also offer our Tubeless Easy Shieldwall range of MTB tyres and the stylish BlackChili commuter - Grand Prix Urban 700x35c.

Our EBike friendly NONSTOP Mobility concept continues to be our focus in the urban-commute segment - with three families of tyres to suit all budgets and rider expectations : CONTACT Plus, CONTACT & RIDE.

It is now far easier to find the tyre to match your needs. With the market entry of the CONTACT Plus, we have set the example for high performing, puncture protection with even better riding comfort. * 30% better puncture protection than the nearest competitor.  

The 2019 King series of MTB tyres now includes tubeless easy ShieldWall options at the £34.95 - £39.95 price points across four models with new 2.6 & 2.8 B+ options due during the year. 


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Are wider road tyres really faster than their narrower counterparts?

Yes, here's why

For a long time, a 20mm tyre with 160psi or more was considered the fastest tyre, regardless of how uncomfortable or unsafe it was to ride on such a tyre/pressure combination. What very few people realised at the time, was that a wider tyre would roll equally well at a lower pressure. For example, a 23mm tyre will roll with the same rolling resistance (under the same load) at 120 psi as the aforementioned 20mm tyre at 160psi! (based on the same model of tyre).

 

Going wider, a 25mm tyre will only need to be inflated to around 90 psi to get the same rolling co-efficient score! Daring to go further, a 28mm tyre at 80 psi shows a similar co-efficient to the narrower tyres.

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Read more: Wider tyres go faster?

Why are tubs still popular in the peloton?

With superfast, reliable clinchers and tubeless tyres available on the market, why are the professionals still racing on tubular (glue on) tyres? Words by Shelley Childs

Read more: Tubulars in the peleton

How do Continental make bicycle tyres?

Cycling Weekly goes to Korbach to take a look behind the scenes at Continental’s hi-tech tyre factory. Words by Henry Robertshaw (2016 article)

 

Read more: Korbach factory - behind the scenes

Ever wondered 'how to'?

The new YouTube channel from our colleagues in Germany gives detailed instructions on how to fit, remove, repair, seal and inflate our road, city & MTB tyres. There are a multitude of specific video demonstrations to choose from, in both English and German.

As an introduction, we're showing how to remove, inspect and repair a road bike clincher, essential knowledge for when you are out on the road. 

Read more: Roadside inspection and repairs

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