Continental Top Contact Tyres review£34.99

Tough, yet light touring rubber

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Coonti's venerable Top Touring was replaced with the Top Contact, which retains its predecessor’s tarmac-friendly centre rolling strip and dirtpath-gripping shoulder tread.

Puncture protection now comes from a Vectran breaker strip (a kind of polyester – used in space suits!) and it’s very effective: in this test, only the Marathon Plus is tougher. 

Despite this it’s light for a touring tyre and it rolls well – better than some training tyres. There’s a reflective strip on the sidewalls and the price includes a free innertube. 

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