Continental Grand Sport Race rolls for 7,500 miles!

A Continental Grand Sport Race lasted 7,500 miles on my rear wheel.

A Continental Grand Sport Race lasted 7,500 miles on my rear wheel.


What’s my favorite tire? After just replacing my Continental Grand Sport Race (700×28 folding) with 7,500 miles, the answer is obvious!

I put this tire on my rear wheel in November 2014. It stayed there all that time. I’ve gotten 5,400 miles from a Continental GatorSkin.

During that time I had about two flats. This tire is built to last, made in China.

The tire sells for about $35. That works out to about $1 every 214 miles. That means a century ride costs me $1 in total tire wear.

2 Responses to “Continental Grand Sport Race rolls for 7,500 miles!”

  1. xbr976 Says:

    That’s pretty astounding; however I’d like to see a chart showing tire longevity on one axis and rider weight on another. At 200 lbs. 3,000 miles is about the best I can do with a 28 rear Gatorskin (no flats last tire though).

  2. Tong Says:

    Impressive mileage! How do these tires perform in terms of ride quality, speed, and responsiveness, compared to a more race-oriented tire?

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