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Conti Ultra 2000(8 posts)

Conti Ultra 2000Tireseeker
Sep 22, 2001 7:44 AM
I've had some baaaaad luck with GP3000's. The sidewalls would suddenly fail and then I'm stuck. luckily I haven't crashed!!

Are the conti Ultra 2000's better in this regard?
The sidewalls look similar to the GP's so I wonder if people have the same problems with all conti's.

Any insight is much appreciated.
re: Conti Ultra 2000slbenz
Sep 22, 2001 1:31 PM
I put about 1500 miles on my Continental Ultra 3000 without any problems. I currently am using the Ultra 2000 with about 400 miles of use on them. The Ultra 2000 has a harder rubber compound than the Ultra 3000 for longer wear. Haven't seen or heard from anyone of my riding buddies that use Continentals with the sidewall problems this board speaks of so frequently.
re: Conti Ultra 2000Lone Gunman
Sep 22, 2001 4:00 PM
I have had Conti 2K and 3K and have gotten 2200 miles out of each. I stop there to not push my luck if the rear gets thin. Not sure how true this is, but have heard that the tires with color side walls are thicker than the gumwall. I have never had a problem with 3 sets of Conti tires. 3000's can be had for $33.50 each, shipped from Labicicletta.
re: Conti Ultra 2000Tig
Sep 22, 2001 5:15 PM
I like them more than the other Conti's since they are fairly light (foldable version) without the wear and cut problems the 3000's have given me. A big piece of glass ended my rear 2000 two weeks ago, but it already had about 1200 miles on it. The traction isn't as good as the 3000's but they are a better value for every day riding and training.

I received two Vittoria Rubino Pro's from Colorado Cyclist this week and so far I like how they ride a little better. I put them through some deep water during the last 20 minutes of today's rainy ride and they performed well. Onlu time will tell about how durable they are on Texas' beer bottle strew roads!
re: Conti Ultra 2000badabill
Sep 22, 2001 5:30 PM
Thought I had found a great cheap training tire in the ultra, but I ended up cutting 2 sidwalls. Dont know what I hit the first time but the second was just small rock. Went to the specialised Team (supergo $14.99) and so far so good. I will say I am pretty hard on tires, ride a lot of rough roads with a lot of glass.
re: Conti Ultra 2000Elefantino
Sep 22, 2001 6:13 PM
Had similar bad experiences with Ultra sidewalls. A buddy turned me on to Forte Kevlars by Performance, which are dirt cheap (I bought a bunch of them when they were $14.97 each online; I think they're $19.99 now) roll well, don't flat (knock on wood) and wear like iron.
My son just got Hutchison (sp?) Carbon Comp Gold folders from Performance for $25 bucks (half price); no word yet on how good they are, other than the online reviews being positive.
re: Conti Ultra 2000Siclmn
Sep 22, 2001 7:05 PM
For years I have been riding with people who have had the 3000 sidewall blow out or cut problems. I have always had the 2000 foldable and never a problem.
Conti Ultra 2000 goodchar
Sep 23, 2001 4:07 PM
They have worked very well road and off-road for myself, I tend to abuse them. great commuter tire.