Continental Giro Tires - Tubular

2/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $44.95

Product Description

Continental Giro Tubular Tire is an ideal training tire. Made in Germany of the highest qualtiy materials and workmanship.

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by No Time Toulouse a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2016

Strengths:    Cheap, usually fairly well made, good ride, classic look, grippy

Weaknesses:    puncture-prone, fairly heavy, to terribly durable

Bottom Line:   
For a classic "cheap tubular", this may be the best deal. Sure, you can pay less for Vitt Rallys, but why would you? These tires are the perfect tire for a classic bike that doesn't get rode every day. The y have the classic look, classic ride, and they have been around for 40+ years. Why ANYBODY would consider racing on them is beyond me.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Norman Ehrentreich a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2009

Strengths:    none (unless you are tempted by the cheap price)

Weaknesses:    Too thin on the top, to flimsy all around

Bottom Line:   
This tire is a piece of junk. I went through one to two tires a week before realizing that this is not a particular streak of bad luck. The upper rubber compound is so thin that it gets punctured and cut by every tiny bit of debris on the road. I never had so many blow ups before. I had a couple of tires that lasted only 30 to 50 miles! Those few tires that make it past 300 miles will blow up from the side walls.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by rkohler a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2004

Strengths:    they inflate

Weaknesses:    lumpy, especially at the higher PSI (near 140)

Bottom Line:   
These tires pretty much suck. After gluing them up, I raced on them one time and had a horrible race because I was bouncing all over the place due to the lumps on both front and rear tires. I'm guessing this is because they were cheap tires and were manufactured as such, but they could have done a much better job. I'll probably just trash these and spend my money wisely for a better pair of tubulars.

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Favorite Ride:   wherever

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Similar Products Used:   tubulars

Bike Setup:   GT Edge TT setup

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Dave_Stohler a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2004

Strengths:    Few. It works pretty good as a spare

Weaknesses:    Lumpy, can't hold over 130 psi, lumpy, wears out fast, and lumpy.

Bottom Line:   
I noticed they replaced the old reviews, so let me be the first to tell you: This tire is cheap junk. If you want a well-made, long lasting and round tire, this ain't it! Conti makes these tires in Thailand, along with all the other junk tubulars. For maybe $5 more, a Tufo S22 is miles ahead. You can still find Sprinters for about $35 each at some places, which is a much better deal. Don't waste your money on thesetires-you can do much better.

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Most other training tubulars

Bike Setup:   Classic road bike

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