Conti ultra sport 3

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Conti ultra sport 3

Postby Jamesh » 27 Aug 2020, 10:35am

Any opinions on this tyre?

I brought one of these tyres in an emergency and wondered if I should change the front too.

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Re: Conti ultra sport 3

Postby TrevA » 27 Aug 2020, 4:53pm

A friend of mine bought a new bike equipped with Conti Ultra Sport tyres. Instead of changing them straight away, he thought he would give them a go. He had 7 punctures in 3 weeks, though he was riding almost everyday. Swapped them for some Gatorskins and no more punctures.
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Re: Conti ultra sport 3

Postby robert17 » 27 Aug 2020, 6:37pm

I've been using Grand Prix GT and have no puncture with them to date! Cue hissing sound..... They go a little under the radar and can be great value. Ultra sport are good I hear but loads opt for the 4000/5000 tyres which are expensive and over the top for me.
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Re: Conti ultra sport 3

Postby gxaustin » 28 Aug 2020, 5:18pm

My bike was fitted with Ultra Sports when I bought it. I found they rode well, lasted over 5,000 miles and I only had one puncture in that time. Not bad for a cheap tyre.
I fitted Conti four season son my winter bike and the tread crazed and flaked off after two years and less than 2,000 miles. You could still see the tread, albeit faintly. I should add that this is not typical of Conti Four Seasons - I think I had duff ones.

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Re: Conti ultra sport 3

Postby sixtoes » 29 Aug 2020, 11:42am

I had some Ultra Sport IIs that came with my road bike. They felt very nice but punctured far too easily for my liking.

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Re: Conti ultra sport 3

Postby Samuel D » 29 Aug 2020, 8:32pm

They’re one of the fastest cheap tyres you can buy. But, as noted, the trade-off is negligible puncture resistance. That might still be a good compromise for some riders. It doesn’t work for me in a glass-strewn city.