We are going to break down the continental Conti Sport Attack 4 tires. So really where this is going to sit within continental’s line is this is going to be somewhere between the race attack which is their 50-50 street and track tire and this is going to be a step up from the Sport Attack 2.
What is the difference between Sport Attack 3 and Sport Attack 2?
The Sport Attack 3 is going away Sport Attack 2 is sticking around Sport Attack 2 is not going to have the black chile component to this which we’ll get into in just a second that’s part of the secret sauce that continental has worked into the Conti Sport Attack fours now the price for this tire is going to come in between around 126 to 201 depending on which size you’re going with so a very affordable street sport tire now when i say street sport this is pretty much the most aggressive street tire before you start getting into some track components from continental this is going to be for those of you spending 90 of your time riding pretty aggressively on the street maybe you’re doing one track day a year but you still want to prioritize a little bit of longevity within your sport component that’s who is looking at the Conti Sport Attack 4.
There are a lot of continental tires out there I know that gets a bit confusing hopefully that helps to clarify within continental’s line exactly what you’re looking for now. If you are looking for a solid tire without breaking the bank for your sport riding needs this is definitely one to consider now.
What components did Continental put in their tires?
Continental much like all tire manufacturers keeps a lot of the components of what goes into their tires under wraps but what we can tell you is that what they’re calling their black chili compound really is designed to give you quick warm-up times and maximizing high grip in aggressive riding situations now what they’re also claiming is improved wet and dry grip here it’s not going to be the best-wet weather tire that we’ve ever seen but considering this is really truly aimed at sport aggressive riding you do get a nice mix of wet and dry performance now within that black chili compound there’s also a nice mix of carbon black and carbon black is added so that you get a better life out of the tire now.
Continental is claiming about a five percent increase in entire life when compared to the attack three while also claiming about 10 percent better grip from the compound itself the other thing that continental does really well is they have what’s known as their traction skin design for removing the tire from the mold so what that means is when you get the tire it’s got almost a matte finish to it you don’t have to worry about scrubbing the tire down so for most tire manufacturers once you have a new set of tires installed you gotta take about Hundred miles or so and really wear the tire in wear off that removing agent from taking the tire out of the mold because it does get slick you don’t have to worry about that with continental and as soon as you touch a set of these you’ll know exactly what i mean it’s really kind of like a tacky matte finish to the tires so you can pretty much put these on go out and start riding and it’s exactly what you’d be doing if you are looking at these tires you’d be putting them on a sport bike or a sport naked and you would be pushing the limits on the street again
What if I want something more track-oriented?
If you’re looking at something a little bit more track-oriented from continental that’s where you’d be stepping up to something like the race attack tire or if you want to look at something a step down from this maybe you want to save even more money you could take a look at the Sport Attack twos now there’s a lot of folks out there using continental.