Manufacturer: Continental Speed rating: M (81mph) Load rating: 59 (243kg) Rear tyre mileage: 2000 (approx.) RRP: £31.99
Boasting a decidedly sporty tread pattern, the ContiTwist is a modern looking tyre and one I have personally used over several years. Intriguingly, the front and rear tyres are designed so that, when fitted, the tread patterns are opposing. I can only assume that this has been done to help the rubber more effectively and efficiently disperse road water as and when conditions demand.
Whatever the weather though, I have always found these tyres consistently good in a variety of conditions. The tread profile does lend itself well to precise and effective cornering performance when you’re in a hurry. Thankfully, even in wet and generally slippery conditions they remain reasonably grippy and inspire a certain degree of confidence that you’re not going to come a cropper any time soon. These are a well-balanced option.