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Old 08-18-12, 06:29 PM   #1
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Continental Bike tires

I been hearing from people that Continental tires are made from Germany. The one I brought recently says Made in India. Did I just buy a fake or counterfeit tire??
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Old 08-18-12, 06:59 PM   #2
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I been hearing from people that Continental tires are made from Germany. The one I brought recently says Made in India. Did I just buy a fake or counterfeit tire??
Don't you think that a counterfeit would have used the applicable "made in" location?
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I believe Continental makes some of their tires in Germany, and outsources others, depending on the particular model. If you search their website, you will see certain tires with a "Handmade in Germany" badge on the page. Presumably, the ones that don't have this badge are made elsewhere. So, no, it's probably not a counterfeit you have.
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Some are made in Germany. The OEM tires from my bike are Continental made in Taiwan. I just bought a Continental made in India tire which I'm returning...the tire width is way off, like 7mm off.
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i see. i installed it on my bike and it fit well. my rim are 26x1.5 and brought the 26x1.6 conti sports contact tire.
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If you go with the Continental Grand Prix 4000-S, its made in Germany.
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Old 08-19-12, 04:56 PM   #7
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They're a German company. The tires are made wherever they need them to be made within the context of their business model. If they'd been counterfeit, I guarantee you they would not have said "Made in India" on them.
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Continental is a very big company and it has a web site for corporate information. I searched it and under "tires" and "Asia", I found this

http://www.conti-online.com/generato.../asien_en.html

They also have a contact email feature too:
http://www.conti-online.com/generato...ontact_en.html

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They're a German company. The tires are made wherever they need them to be made within the context of their business model. If they'd been counterfeit, I guarantee you they would not have said "Made in India" on them.
Why not use the same mfg. ethics / theory, when it comes to 'German' cars.
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If you go with the Continental Grand Prix 4000-S, its made in Germany.
I wonder what mfg was of the (now) discontinued 'Grand Prix.'
Having the horse-shoe shaped treads.
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I needed something decent for cheap so I bought a pair Ultra Sports and noticed they're made in China. A month or so later I pulled some GP 4000 S's off another bike and noticed the "made in Germany" stamp. I guess they've either sold out, or they outsource the cheapies.
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Don't you think that a counterfeit would have used the applicable "made in" location?
Seems like OP didn't think this one thru
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I think only the better quality tires are made in Germany — like my GP4000s.
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My continental studded tires are made in Finland; are they counterfeit, ?
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