Continental Celebrates 150 Years with Limited Edition Gravel Tires
Continental, a renowned tire manufacturer from Germany, is marking its 150th anniversary with a special limited edition run of Terra Trail gravel tires. These tires, known as the “Conti yellow” by the company, feature a striking combination of orange rubber and tanwalls. While some may argue that the color is more orange than yellow, Continental stands by their designation.
The Terra Trail gravel tires are manufactured in Germany and offer the same high-quality performance as the standard black tires with cream skin sidewalls. They boast a 3-layer 180tpi ProTection construction and are available in a single size of 700x40mm. The tires weigh approximately 450g, with the cream wall version being slightly lighter than the black or transparent brown wall versions.
Collaboration with OPEN for Limited Edition Gravel Bikes
To showcase the special edition Terra Trail tires, Continental has partnered with OPEN, a renowned bike manufacturer. Together, they have created a limited run of 150 carbon U.P. gravel bikes featuring the distinctive orange tires. Each bike is hand-painted and custom-built, making it a truly unique collector’s item.
The limited edition OPEN U.P. gravel bikes come equipped with a Shimano GRX 800 1×11 mechanical groupset, alloy cockpit, and wheels from Bike-Component’s product lineup. They also feature a Crankbrothers Highline gravel dropper seatpost. With a weight of 8.9kg (M), these bikes offer a lightweight and high-performance riding experience.
Each UP frameset in the series is individually badged, numbered, and issued with a certificate of authenticity. The frameset’s gray, black, and orange color scheme complements the aesthetics of the Continental 150th Anniversary gravel tires, creating a cohesive and visually appealing package.
Availability and Pricing
The anniversary edition gravel bikes are available for purchase exclusively through Bike-Components.de. Interested buyers can choose their preferred size and select the “Inform-Me” option to manage demand. The bikes are priced at 5083€ and are expected to be delivered within a week of ordering.
Due to the limited production run of only 150 bikes, these anniversary editions are expected to sell out quickly. Therefore, it is advisable to act promptly to secure one of these highly sought-after collector’s items.
Continental’s 150th anniversary limited edition Terra Trail gravel tires and the accompanying OPEN U.P. gravel bikes offer a unique opportunity for gravel enthusiasts and collectors alike. The striking orange color of the tires, combined with the high-performance features of Continental’s renowned tire technology, makes these products a standout in the gravel biking world.
With only 150 bikes available, each individually numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, these limited edition gravel bikes are sure to become coveted items among cycling enthusiasts. The collaboration between Continental and OPEN has resulted in a visually stunning and high-performing bike that celebrates Continental’s rich history and commitment to quality.
Are the limited edition Continental Terra Trail gravel tires only available with the purchase of a bike?
Yes, the limited edition Continental Terra Trail gravel tires are exclusively available for purchase with the limited edition OPEN U.P. gravel bikes. Continental has chosen this partnership as the perfect platform to showcase the unique tires.
Can I purchase the limited edition OPEN U.P. gravel bike without the Continental Terra Trail tires?
No, the limited edition OPEN U.P. gravel bikes are specifically built and designed to be paired with the Continental Terra Trail gravel tires. The bikes and tires are sold as a package, offering a complete and cohesive riding experience.
Where can I buy the limited edition Continental 150th Anniversary gravel bike?
The limited edition Continental 150th Anniversary gravel bike can be purchased exclusively through Bike-Components.de. Simply visit their website, select your preferred size, and choose the “Inform-Me” option to manage demand and secure your bike.
How many limited edition Continental 150th Anniversary gravel bikes are available?
There are only 150 limited edition Continental 150th Anniversary gravel bikes available worldwide. Each bike is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity, making it a truly unique collector’s item.