Vectran is a synthetically manufactured high-tech fibre from a natural model. It has an enormous tear resistance at a very low weight: Exactly the right properties to process into a premium Continental bicycle tyre as a puncture protection insert.
BlackChili Compound is a unique tread rubber mixture that improves rolling resistance by 26 % and provides 30 % more grip than activated silica compounds. Premium tyres with BlackChili Compound also impress with a high mileage and provide a constant ride from the first to the last kilometre.
Different demands are made on a front tyre than on its rear counterpart. The narrower front tyre provides reduced wind resistance and better handling. An adhesion-optimised tread mixture supplies the necessary grip especially for wet cornering. The wide rear tyre offers better traction thanks to a larger contact area and at the same time more comfort. Thanks to the fast rolling, optimised tread mixture and the larger contact area on the rear tyre, wear is reduced.