Continental Sprinter Tires - Tubular

3.65/5 (20 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.99

Product Description

Light enough for racing and durable enough for training, the Continental Sprinter Tubular Road Bike Tire features four layers of polyamide casing to protect against punctures.

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

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2016

Strengths:    Great ride, handling, decent durability, reasonably light.

Weaknesses:    Expensive, always goes on very tight, wears quickly.

Bottom Line:   
I've used Conti Sprinters off and on for 20+ years. Good tire that can be used for both training as well as racing, but at a price. I must have 6 of these in my basement (still have 1 wheelset with nothing but Sprinters on it); they ride better than anything short of a Vittoria latex-tube tire. However, after 5-6 years, the base tape starts to separate at the edges, and common latex doesn't seem to adhere well to the casing.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Josh Rubin a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2016

Strengths:    Build quality, straight and consistent. Fairly easy to mount on a HED disc, using Tufo tape.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Mine is a 650c version, and its a newer tire with Black Chili compound. Build quality seems much higher than previously reviewed tires. No issues mounting, able to stretch it onto wheel by hand. First time I've tried the Tufo tape, very easy compared to glue. Time will tell if it holds up.

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Price Paid:    $62.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by watertight

Date Reviewed: September 2, 2014

Strengths:    Not sure, don't last long enough to tell.

Weaknesses:    This is the lumpiest tubular I've ever seen. Bought two based on reviews and had big enough lumps to feel them while riding. I've had 2 sprinters and a comp and all are lumpy. Switched to these from Tufos just to try something new and am very sorry I did, massive waste of money. The last 10 or so Tufos I've mounted were very consistently round so assumed that was normal but the Contis proved that to be the exception. Dry mount these first to make sure they aren't junk, send em back if they have lumps.

Bottom Line:   
Lumpiest tubulars I've ever seen, by far.

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Similar Products Used:   Tufo Elite Ride, S33, etc

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marct001

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2013

Strengths:    Excellent German quality overall and well made. Tough tread, casing and anti-puncture belting. Do not generally puncture, especially when used with a latex inner tube, which are highly puncture resistant and faster. Tyre is supple, fast and puncture resistant with latex. Good in wet. Tough base tape also, that does not wear through like some brands now. Corners well. Good value

Weaknesses:    Hard to mount when new, must be stretched a great deal, around rim. Quality control a little dubious, case is not always sewn up straight, particularly around valve, making straight mounting difficult. No latex inner tube, butyl must be replaced with latex to realise true potential of this otherwise excellent tough tyre. Butyl tube is very poor quality also, compared with best these days. Butyl tube reduces the value and quality of this great tyre.

Bottom Line:   
I like the German quality and the toughness of these fine tyres. They ride well, last well and are puncture resistant and fast especially when used with latex inner tube. But to realise these benefits it is necessary to change the butyl tube, which can be done but is tedious. The butyl tube is quite poor quality compared with the best around these days. Being hidden inside the sewn up casing it is not hard to wonder if this is intentional.

Sprinters would score well on rolling resistant and puncture resistant tests if latex tubes were installed. They feel as good as the fastest around, with latex.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Red

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2013

Strengths:    grip, cornering, price

Weaknesses:    comfort

Bottom Line:   
Great value for money. I use the tire on my front wheel, as it is fantastic in corners. They grip and roll very nicely - I like the black chilli compound of the contis. No issues on wet roads either. The only downside is the comfort as the don't have a inner latex tube.
After purchasing you should stretch the tire on a spare rim for some weeks, then they mount a lot easier.
I can't see a big difference to the Conti 4000 which costs significantly more ...

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