Decided to go for a new look and feel regarding rubber on my Surly LHT. Was running 700 X 35 tan sidewall Paselas (for two years) and felt they were a bit big and slow so thought I'd go with 32s in black for a change. Bought and mounted Conti Contacts today. Instead of 32 they measure 29 (Paselas are always true to size or better) and the ride is on the hard side. Have always loved Continentals, have Grand Prix Four Seasons on my Lemond Zurich which I will never change unless they completely wear out. Also have "brownwall" 27" Sports on another bike.
I feel like I've been shortchanged by Continental. These Contacts (made in India) are dogs. I might be able to use them on a future build but they're coming off the Surly tomorrow. Goodbye $$$$$$$$