Continental Sprinter 250 Tires - Tubular

3.88/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $53.00

Product Description

For racing and fast training.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by niteschaos a Road Racer from atl

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2003

Strengths:    Lightest tread/tube combo I've ridden. Very low rolling resistance. CONFIDENCE INSPRIRING IN THE WORST TURNS. I found myself not even using the breaks for some turns and just leaning in harder. These tires took it well!

Weaknesses:    Hey, they are tubulars and I was afraid to take them on bad roads due to the hassle of repairing a tubular. But that's part of the design, a tradeoff for their low mass.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted a tubular with excellent wet grip, durability, and low rolling resistance in that order. I found that with the Conti Sprinters. Can be found on Ebay for around 35 bucks a peice.

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Favorite Ride:   Tuesday Marietta Crit

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   I rode some Vittora Tubulars a few month back and these felt better in the wet.

Bike Setup:   Felt F75 with Mavic CXP21 rims or Reflex rims when running tubs.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by eronat a Recreational Rider from Westborough, MA, USA

Date Reviewed: October 8, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Contiental Sprinter 250 went flat without riding. It has unacceptable quality for my unscientific sample size. I had better luck with the cheaper model.

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Favorite Ride:   Continental Sprinter 250

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Warwick, RI

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rick Williams a Recreational Rider from Newburgh, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2002

Strengths:    Good solid long lasting tire

Weaknesses:    I've talked to some people who have had quality control issues.

Bottom Line:   
I've been riding Sprinter-250's for several years now with very good luck. I have never gotten less that 5000 miles on one and my current set has 8000 rear and 4000 miles (front).

The tire has excellent traction and holds corners very well even in the rain.

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Favorite Ride:   Any Road

Price Paid:    $48.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Various over the years

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by CH a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2002

Strengths:    Ride quality and durability.

Weaknesses:    Getting pricey these days.

Bottom Line:   
I have used these tires a lot, and the ride quality is great. Good comfortable ride. Wears well, and a good race tire.

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Favorite Ride:   any ride is a luxury

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Wolber SP1, Vittoria CG, Clement

Bike Setup:   Custom steel with Dura Ace.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bob a Recreational Rider from Shawnee Mission , Kansas

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2002

Strengths:    No flats

Weaknesses:    The liner

Bottom Line:   
I have ridden a set of sprinters across Iowa (RAGBRAI) twice and the local MS 150
twice plus all the training. No flats. They do nick and cut but, no flats.
I have so many miles on them that the rears are becoming square, but i'll wait till
July & RAGBRAI to mount new ones. Since they are light and reasonably comfortable I'm pleased.

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Favorite Ride:   RAGBRAI

Price Paid:    $43.00

Purchased At:   Lichton''s

Similar Products Used:   numerous

Bike Setup:   Mandaric

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