Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
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My rear tire has the 3 levels of suck.
Have a 26x2.3 Continental Gravity, only had it on for one day and I am not impressed with it so far. I miss my now deceased 2.2 HotS.
It pinchflats really easy. Off a curb with 45 psi in it and it pinch flatted.
Second Level Lack of Grip.
Despite the aggressive looking tread pattern, it won't accelerate well on the pavement or on the dirt. Under alot of pedalling power there were moments where the tire just spun, the rear started to washout on a turn that I used to stick with the Hot S I had on it.
This tire is not 2.3 inches wide, it's more like 2.1 the 2.0 XLS which I don't have anymore was wider than this tire.