Continental Contact Urban

A few days ago a set of Continental Contact Urban in 42-406 size arrived, went yesterday into the Milan and today I’ve rode a 109km tour on still slightly wet roads at around 1°C.

Wet grip of the Contact Urban seems to be on par with the Schwalbe Marathon GT365, but the Contact Urban is noticeably quicker and more importantly, isn’t as loud as the GT365. No surprises when going quick around corners or braking hard even from 80km/h+! The Contact Urban simply sticks to the tarmac no matter what.

Among all the tire models I’ve tested so far in the velomobile, only the Marathon GT365, the Marathon Winter and the Contact Urban offer exceptionally good wet grip at cold temperatures (<10°C), but only the Contact Urban isn't really slow.

Looks like, I found my new standard tire for the cold and wet season and as long as there is no snow, the GT365 will probably never go back into the velomobile.

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