Brompton Continental Contact Urban Long Term Update

- Advertisement -

We were reminded this week that we owe an update on the 16-inch Brompton Continental Contact Urban tire. These tires were created by Continental specifically for use on the Brompton folding bike.


A year ago (April 5, 2020) we installed a pair of Brompton Continental Contact Urban tires and inner tubes. Now it’s March 2021, and here is our review of them.

Since then, these Continental tires and the Brompton they were installed on has done (according to Strava), 1,400 miles / 864 Kilometers.

This has included some long rides around London and the Home Counties. We’ve also ridden over broken glass with them (that we didn’t see, but did hear crunch).

In this video, we show you how these tires looked when they were new compared to old (after a year of riding almost 1000 miles).

About Brompton Continental Contact Urban tires

Continental’s legendary Contact tires are designed for city riding, packed with puncture protection technology, a reflective side wall and light rolling resistance the Contact makes cycling in urban environments fast and effortless. The introduction of the Contact Urban for Brompton riders makes navigating through the city, easy.

The tire is made up of three layers, Continental’s pure grip compound provides great grip on on the road even in the wet, and beneath is the SafetyPro Breaker, a cross-woven fiber betthing that is both robust and flexible for maximum puncture protection without adding weight.

The tire is specifically designed for use with Brompton wheels and Brompton Electric.


  • Reflective side wall.
  • E25 e-bike rating for speeds up to 25km/h.
  • Suitable for all Brompton bicycles and Brompton Electric.
  • Puncture protection, in tests by Continental provides more puncture resistance versus competitor Brompton tires.
  • Low rolling resistance.
  • Weight: 275g.

Weight compared to other Brompton tires:

  • Continental weighs 275 g.
  • Marathon weighs 420 g.
  • Marathon Plus weighs 480 g.
  • Marathon Racer weighs 300 g.
  • Folding Kojak weighs 185 g.
  • Wired Kojak weighs 175g.

Tire pressure compared to other Brompton tires:

  • Continental 65-116 psi (4.5-8 bar).
  • Marathon 65-110 psi (4.5-7.5 bar).
  • Marathon Plus 65-110 psi (4.5-7.5 bar).
  • Marathon Racer 65- 110 psi (4.5-7.5 bar).
  • Schwalbe One tan wall 65-100 psi (4.5- 100 bar).
  • Folding Kojak 70-115 psi (5-8 bar).
  • Wired Kojak 70-115 psi (5-8 bar).

Thank you and please join us for new upcoming videos by Brilliant Bikes

Thank you for joining us and watching our video. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please let us know in the comment section below.

To find out more about Brilliant Bikes, visit:

- Advertisement -
Brilliant Bikes
We are creating a better place ... where we help you get to work or to the shops or just get out for a ride in a fun, healthy and environmentally responsible way - and with the right equipment so that you are pretty sure it's not going to be a one way trip. We started vittually in 2009, selling bicycle tools, spare parts and accessories using the Internet. In 2013 we opened our first shop in Chobham, Surrey, England so we now provide full mechanical service on all types of bikes (service, repair, upgrades and custom builds) as well as sales of new bikes from Brompton, Frog (children's bikes), Orbea (mountain, road and hybrid / comfort) and Pashley (British built classic bicycles). To us, cycling doesn't mean you have to race at elite level (though is there any reason not to?) - why not just take your bike next time you go to the Post Office or local shops? But maybe you need to do something, to make your bike better for that ride - repairing something or adding lights to keep you safer - for example? We hope you will find what you need here to help you keep cycling or re-kindle the love affair with your bike.

Leave a Reply



Sponsored Links


Our Xootr Kick Scooters Today, Here, Now

Jorge and I rode our Xootr kick scooters today on the Los Angeles River Trail, out of Riverfront Park in Maywood, south almost to...

Japanese Citizenship & Permanent Residency

Today I will be talking about getting Japanese citizenship and permanent residency for living in Japan long term. What are the advantages, disadvantages, and costs...

Adult Scooter Accessories That You Need

We are huge fans of adult kick scooters for urban commuting. Adult kick scooters are the most convenient way to travel around your city,...

Biktrix Kutty X Folding Fat-Tire Ebike Review

THE BIKTRIX KUTTY X is a folding fat-tire ebike. With a Lamborghini bright yellow frame. That will be more than capable of getting you...

10 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo For the First Time

Everyone knows at least one person who has tried traveling solo to an unfamiliar place. Whether you want to drive to a place you have...
Andy Thousand
%d bloggers like this: