BlackChili: Tyres with BlackChili Compound reach an unprecedented level of performance. Compared to the previous best Activated Silica Compound, BlackChili tyres have 26% less rolling resistance, a 30 % more traction, and a 5 % increase in mileage. BlackChili technology never stands still as it is continuously developed and tailored to the individual applications of new Continental tyres as they continue to be produced out of the Korbach factory. On the road, speed and grip advantages are very noticeable. The complex compound technology is so sensitive that tyres with BlackChili Compound can only be produced exclusively in Continental’s German Korbach factory.
Vectran™ Breaker: Vectran™ is spun from Vectra liquid crystal polymer, which results in a thread that is thermoplastic and has multifilaments. This semicrystalline material is harder than aramid, has five times higher tensile strength than steel and in addition, is also lighter than comparable nylon thread. Vectran™ maintains these attributes even in the most adverse weather conditions.
Please be aware that a 650c inner tube, tyre, or wheel is smaller than a more conventional road 700c inner tube, tyre, or wheel. Most road bikes come fitted with 700c wheels as standard (including inner tubes and tyres) and not 650c. A 650c inner tube or tyre WILL NOT fit a 700c wheel. Based on ETRTO (European Tire and Rim Technical Organisation) dimensions, 650C wheels are smaller than 700C wheels by about eight percent.
Wheel size: 700C 650C Diff (mm) Diff %
Bead seat diameter (mm): 622 571 -51 -8%
Overall diameter (mm): 667 616 -51 -8%
Overall radius (mm): 353 334 -26 -8%
Tyre circumference (mm): 2095 1936 -160 -8%
• A proven tyre with a facelift, new colours, new design, tried and tested technology
• Vectran™ breaker for unsurpassed puncture protection
• More cut resistance than aramid
• 3 ply construction
• Tread wear indicator
• Use: Road
• TPI: 330
• Max PSi: 160
• Tyre Bead: Folding
• Size: 650x23C
• Weight: 205g