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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just OK I used these tires for about a month a few years ago. I bought these tires when I was looking for a good compromise that would roll well on pavement or hardpack but would still have some substance in gravel or mud. These are heavy tires. They roll well enough on pavement and are OK on gravel. The extra weight does not provide flat protection. A thorn went right through while I was riding on the C&O Canal Towpath, a long ways from anywhere, and of course my spare tube was Schrader, rims Presta. Opps. I highly recommend the Continental Travel Contact tires over the Town and Country. Go for flat protection and less weight.
Date published: 2007-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good tires I ride very hard in the city. My commuter bike is a full- suspension MTB with these tires in the 2.1 width. I weigh about 200lbs, and take a fair amount of jumps off curbs, and roll down the occasional set of stairs. So I put these tires, and my bike through their paces. In all, I've very impressed with these tires. I wasn't expecting too much grip in corners or in wet conditions, but they perform better than my previous XC Michelin tires (light knobbies). I've had a few flats, but I think this is to be expected in city streets. They're a few years old now, and I cant see much wear, just discoloration.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not one of Conti's best tires I replaced my Conti Grand Canyons (no longer made) after about 14000 miles of usage with the Town & Country because they looked similar. The Grand Canyon was probably the heaviest bike tire Conti ever made. The T&C's were noticeable lighter. They have no puncture protection. The valleys in the tread offer little protection against thorns, wire or glass. I had 1 flat on the Grand Canyons from a roofing nail. I had probably 24 flats on the T&C's in 1000 miles.
Date published: 2009-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent compromise for everything except sand I also bought & wore out the Grand Canyon tires, had to switch to these Town & Country (both sizes). The 26x2.1's are on a (now vintage) Bridgestone MB2...I've no regrets w/these tires on any ground...nothing, not even the most knobby of mb tires, do well in sand. I've ridden in the Colorado Rockies above 10,000ft, on the Gulf Coast & in-between. Mostly off road, or paved to get to off road. Don't have much problem w/flats, I do use inserts...which help, but little helps w/thorns or long needled burrs...big deal, so ya get off and patch...that is all part of the adventure of cycling.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Compromises and trade-offs I mostly use this tire for commuting but want to be able to ride on trails occasionally. I have seen the "police preference" endorsement and am a little surprised at the number of flats I get. Granted, I commute in the City of Baltimore, through some of the crappiest, most debris-laden roads in the known universe, but I get far more flats than I did riding either Michelin transworld city or Tom Ritchey City Slickers. Even with tire liners. The tires seem to pick up glass and sharps in the recessed treads, and I guess they work their way through. On the other hand, they are a comfortable ride and do allow riding on trails with some confidence. I like the large size (2.1) for comfort over a cobblestone stretch on my commute. If they had the kevlar or vectran strip in them, they'd be a lot better for my kind of riding--more weight, but I'd put up with it. Like any compromise, they are a tradeoff--neither a great road tire nor off-roader, but they can do both. If you don't ride in the type of needle-strewn, glassy, staple-filled moonscape that I do, you may have a better experience with regard to the flats. I'd recommend the tire, but caveat emptor, and it's better for different riding areas than mine. Next I think I'll try Conti top contact or travel contact (w/ kevlar band)
Date published: 2008-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A compromise? I've used this tire for commuting for six or seven years now. I don't usually replace them until there is almost no tread left. I don't have problems with flat tires as others have indicated they have. My commute is about fourteen miles round trip five days a week and a set typically lasts a year or more. My commute is on some stretches of rural roads which are in very poor shape. The fat size allows me to run lower pressures which help absorb the bumps. I pre-rode the Sea Otter course on my commuter bike with a set of these tires a couple years ago and had no problem keeping up with the group. They handle the dirt surprisingly well. They have an amazing grip on the pavement. On a local road ride with a 2000', five mile, twisting, turning downhill, I dropped the entire pack of roadies I was riding with. A compromise? Sure, but if you have to compromise, you won't do any better than this. It's a great all around tire.
Date published: 2009-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tire Glad I took the advice of the staff member at REI. I ride a 13mi. loop from home that is about 10mi paved / 3mi. dirt/singletrack. This tire is not designed to be a road tire, neither is it designed to be a dirt tire. If you want one of those specific tires get one. If you want a real good compromise...this is it.
Date published: 2008-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good durable tire I bought these tires and they were recommended by a bike tech at another sportings good store. they have held up very well.
Date published: 2012-12-25
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