Front and Rear Tubular Tyres
Dedicated front and rear specific tyres. It makes a lot of sense
- at the front you want maximum control, at the rear you want
serious traction, and at both ends you want great feedback and low
rolling resistance. Plus the front wheel is under less load, and so
the tyre can be made lighter without any downsides.
Conti's Attack/Force pairing was a revelation when it first came
on the scene, and they've proven themselves, and continued to
improve, ever since.
This latest version sees them embracing the trend towards larger
tyre volumes - the front is now 23mm and the rear 25mm (each 1mm
wider than the previous generation).
The tread patterns are optimised, different on front and rear,
to provide the maximum benefit, and the tyres use Continental's
Black Chili compound, which appears throughout their range, and
provides a fantastic level of grip without wearing out too
All in all a great pair of "do everything" tyres for training,
race days and more. They're not the lightest (but not unduly heavy)
and not the most puncture resistant (although in line with the
competition), but what they do offer is a level of grip. power
transfer and handling that's hard to beat.