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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonLee View Post
    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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    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
    Last edited by Garfield Cat; 08-21-12 at 06:29 AM.

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