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Offline Kevin Bennett

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What's with Continental's measurement problem
« on: July 05, 2007, 06:59:10 PM »
I bought some Vertical Protections on the advice of the LBS.  I was looking to get 2.1s, and bought the 2.3s, because when mounted they barely make 2.1?  My Hutchinson's said they were 2.3 and when mounted were....low and behold 2.3!  I noticed a HUGE difference in acceleration.  Can the change in tire make THAT big of a difference?
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Re: What's with Continental's measurement problem
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007, 08:09:37 PM »
It's not just the width of the tire it is the tread as well.  The width of the tire (ie 2.3 ect..)  Is the measurement at the largest part of the tire not the tread.  I used to have hutchinson baracudda's and piranna's on my bike (a 2.3 and 2.0 respectively)  NOw I have the maxxis Ignitors both 2.3 and I am rolling faster and getting better traction in the turns.  Hope that helps a little.
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Re: What's with Continental's measurement problem
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 09:07:36 PM »
Look in the spec section and you can get the actual measured values for tires you are interested in.
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Re: What's with Continental's measurement problem
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 10:20:37 PM »
i love my cont pro verts - they were sure footed this weekend in wet conditions and as far as i could tell, they roll great.

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Re: What's with Continental's measurement problem
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007, 10:28:05 PM »
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Re: What's with Continental's measurement problem
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 10:46:16 PM »
I think the whole Continental width thing is an optical illusion. They are a round profile tire versus some of the other more square shouldered tires. At first glance the 2.0 piranahs I took off the bike seemed larger than my 2.1 explorers but when comparing the true side wall width the Conti's are wider. The nice thing about the round profile is that they roll edge to edge very smoothly with no suprises.

 

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