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Continental Ultra Sport 700 x 23mm Folding Tyre
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Continental Ultra Sport 700 x 23mm Folding Tyre

This item was discontinued 13th May 2021.

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Code:: TYC18013
Continental Ultra II Sport Black Folding Tyre. 700c
The UltraSport adds a new dimension to our road tyre range, offering our usual high quality make up yet at this entry level price.The folding bead folding option is a good choice as a lightweight, inexpensive racing tyre which gives great value for money.
  • High performance trainer / entry level race tyre
  • Long service life due to deeper tread
  • Confidence inspiring ride marked by excellent handling, especially on rough road surfaces
  • 700 x 23 and 700 x 25mm sizes


Mr Osman Bought the 28mm as winter training tyres. They don't seem to pick up flints or cuts in the tread like other tyres I have used. They roll surprisingly fast on flat and rolling terrain. Coming in at 325g on my scales, the 28s feel a bit heavy on the climbs though.
JOHN Great choice for everyday riding. Above average puncture resistance and at this price . . . no brainer.
Hung Excellent tire, very impressed with puncture resistance too.
paul Extremely good value and capable tyre. I use for commuting with no issues. 😁👍
Mr Stevens I find the basic Ultra Sport an A1 tyre. Have never seen the need to spend more
Gus Great inexpensive trainer tire. Cant beat the price.
Chris H Good all round tyre at a good price.. This is my second set.
Mr Sixsmith Awesome price for some perfect training tyres for my son's road bike. 25mm is a nice smooth ride and easy to replace at the price point. Puncture resistance has been good to date as we have old ones that are on the bike already from Merlin Cycles.
Mr MONTAGHINI Continental's entry tire is excellent for training and even for endurance competitions where you don't use your speed very much. The tire roll is very good because it is a brand entry tire. Excellent cost benefit.
Mr Phelan Great value and hard wearing,
Mr Dixon No issues , tight fit on rim.
Primo Masella I know these tyres are cheaper than other Continentals - but they're great for an upgrade from stock tyres and brilliant value - will definitely buy again from Merlin
Mr Phipps A fantastic tyre for the money. Since purchasing these tyres I have ridden over 500 miles during furlough. Excellent grip and performance. Nuff said really.
Mr Fontamillas love the grip and good replacement for other expensive model with good quality
Mrs Standring great price for good product. Easy to fit and a a steady ride
Stevie mac Great tyre, rolls well.
Mr T Smith Done 50km on them so far, feel great! You do have to strong arm them a bit to get them on but that's what you get with wired tyres. Fitted them to a set of Vision Team 30 Comp Clincher wheels and they look great.
Bryan I needed to replace a worn Conti ultra sport and tried a more expensive tyre. However, I found the ride to be uncomfortable and moved back to these. Great value comfortable tyre ...used for training and weekend rides.
Mr f Purchased these for an audax bike in 28mm size. Only ridden about 200mls on them so far but very impressed. I didn't want to pay car tyre prices for bike tyres yet these are as good as the expensive GP4000Sii and Schwalbe Ones that I have used on my road bike. This is a performance tyre at a sensible price, as it should be. Shame I hadn't discovered them years ago.
Mr Santos Great Tyres. Good rolling sensation.
M Wilson Good tyres. Only done 20 miles so far but seem like they were a good choice/value for money
Mr Sheridan This tyre replaced a wire bead Continental Ultra sport which came with my bike and lasted 4000+ miles. I've tried Conti GP 5000 tyres, but found them very harsh over rough, ground which led to fatigue over long rides. For a third of the price, this tyre is more comfortable with similar puncture resistance. Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
Mr Piper Another brilliant Continental tire that out performs others that cost 3 times as much. Even continental admit this tire is an anomaly and shouldn't work as well as it does.
Mr Harris Fantastic tire probably the best upgrade I`ve done to my road bike so much more comfort while riding and grip is awesome too bargain prices
Mr Delaney Good quality for the price. Fitted onto rims without too much bother. Would purchase again.
Mr Rushton Good budget option, do the job fine.
Peter T Great value for money tires, although not the lightest but has good grips on the road tarmac
Mr Mungo the Magnificent. Replacement rear, like for like, it’s a great tyre!
Jason For the price these really are great tyres. Plenty of grip and not too sluggish. I use them on my Winter bike and my daughters bike and not a single puncture in thousands of miles on rough Welsh roads
AdamB A great tyre at a great price. Seems to be a bit of a no-brainer! Light, good grip, nice round profile. Only downside is it is an absolute nightmare to fit! It's a super tight tyre bead, I'm nervous about my first flat...
Mr Wood For the price these are fantastic. I've done 2 large rides on them and they feel great.
Mike Nice tyres, very few punctures over 1000s miles (famous last words!) and good value. I've worn out a few sets of these over the years but see no reason to buy anything else. Great service from Merlin as always, thanks!
Mr Laun good durability and feeling a lot more secure on the bends with a fresh set of these
Mr Dunn Looks great on my charcoal coloured cube. Fits the mavic rims well and you can't go wrong with continentals. Grips well too early to comment on wear.
Stuart Used before. Good at half price. Handle and wear well.
Mr Jones Great tire for the money really better than the stock kenders i had.... these dampen the road quite alot also a lot more grippy in the wet would recommend and buy again
Mr Cooper Replaced stock tires with these, cheap and roll well so no complaints!
tim walsh great price , great tyre , supple sidewall makes for comfy ride even at relatively high pressures (90-100psi 25mm version) , good dry grip ( wet not tested but softness of rubber suggests the grip should be good - cant comment on longevity as only got them - tight fitting also so have some good tyre levers at the ready but bang on once fitted.
Mr Sloan Reliable tyres from a long established manufacturer at a great price.
Sean Reeves Staying more on tarmac durning the lockdown so purchased these for my gravel bike. More than impressed. Normal lightning fast dispatch from Merlin
Mr Cichacz These tires are amazing. While they are at the low end of the spectrum for racing and performance, they are perfect for training or casual riding. Plus with their price point they are amazing. If you just need a tire to go ride on the weekend or train, these are perfect.
Mr Rider I’ve been riding GP4000’s for over ten years, and I just used these the past few days. Not only do they seem to roll as fast, but they corner better anything I’ve ever had. Great tires
Wade Popped a couple of these on my cyclocross bike as I'm now using it as a commuter. A noticeable improvement on acceleration and top speed as compared to the old tyres, and at the price, really good value. Knowing there are other tyres with more puncture protection makes me a bit nervous when you hear the crunch or ping of debris, but no punctures to date!
Mr Nicholls Good grippy tyres at a great price.
Mr Ricoux Excellent product, no issues so far :)
JYUN Workhorse tires, would last for just about a year on my commuting and training bike. The degradation of the rubber feels a bit quicker than other tires could be the only down point.
Julio Reliable, excellent quality-price-durability ratio. Can make up to 5000-6000 kms, just have to cross them after 3000 kms. Very few or no punctures. As always, depends on where you ride, if there´s debris or roads are clean. Excellent product, but fear this reference from Continental will soon be gone, as I´ve found it hard this time to find stock in 25mm width.
Mr Freihat Ótimo custo beneficio para treinos.
Mr shuker I have used a pair of these tyres for 9months and have had only one puncture and I ride everyday and have done over 8,000 miles on them, really good value for the money.
Mr OConnors Have ridden these tires for about 6 months. replacing rear after 2000 miles. Very decent tire for the money.
Fao Very nice tyres. I dont see any reasons to buy more expensive tyres.
Outlaw Hobbs Don't dismiss these tyres just because they are relatively inexpensive. Perhaps not suitable for a daily commute but for a typical club weekend rider these are great . Grippy, comfortable (especially in 28c) and despite not having any fancy layers I've not had any punctures
mark Great price and super quick delivery from Merlin. Really rate these tyres, I have them on other bikes too, they give a confidence of grip, roll great and, seem to have a good resistance to punctures. Very similar in feel to the GP4000S, but lots cheaper.
Mr rodriguez Magnificas corazas con un rendimiento excelente para dias soleados rutas planas
Mr Macalister These are great quality tyres and very comfortable to ride on
Mr Moore Good wearing with plenty of grip at a reasonable price.
David Great speedy Merlin service as usual. Tyres seem good quality & value, only time will tell.
Peter BW Probably the best value tyre on the planet. Nearly as fast as the GP4000 at a fraction of the price. Quite puncture proof too.
John Used these tyres for years.Very good all rounder and excellent value.
Kelvin probably the most value-for-money tyres. Can't go wrong with these
Duane For the price I can’t complain. Rolling resistance is fine and seem durable. I got these primarily for commuting and wet riding. Seen some reviews that they are tighter than a usual tire and hard to put on. I had no issue and didn’t need any sort of special tools to do install.
Mr Pearson Cheap, easy to fit and feel like they have a nice thick puncture protection (hopefully I won't get to test that anytime soon)!
Mr Hannah As good as gator skins and a lot cheaper
Ed Good utility tyre
Savage I have used these on my winter bike for the last 18 months. I think they are excellent value for money giving some of the benefits of Grand Prix 4000s at a cheaper price. I use the 28mm which give a comfortable ride and they seem to be quite resistant to puncture. The best review I can give is to say that when my last pair wore out after giving long service, these were my obvious choice for a replacement.
daifuku 耐久性やグリップ力などが高く、練習用タイヤとしては最高のタイヤだと思います。
ciclismopr Very good price at Merlin for a quality brand name. Good experience on these tyres before.
Sergio There is on need for explanation. Pretty well known tyres. Best option value-money. They perform really well.
Mr Labrou very good rolling resistance-lightweight
Juan Jose Cruz Very good rubber for training and economics I recommend
Mr Ardalan This is a very reasonable training tire with good puncture protection for the price.
ginjiro 通勤用ロードに使用。ウルトラスポーツ2か、ミシュランのリチオン2のどちらかを使用しているが、こちらのほうが軽快に感じる。
Mr Madden These tyres were an inexpensive option and of reasonable quality. However, putting them on was a challenge and almost impossible without the use of levers.
Mr Honda 耐久性ばつぐん
Paulo Roberto otimo produto! alta quarlidade e otimo custo beneficio
Mr Dickerson Bought these tyres for my winter bike, Great price and great tyres so far. As always prompt delivery from Merlin.
Mr Psihis Excellent
P Good value for the money. I don't think there is anything better available in the market for this price.
Mr Lourenço Dias Excellent! cost effective. I recommend it.
Mr cossey Great tyre hard wearing and roll well perfect training tyre
Mr teixeira pneus excelentes para treino, com um preço muito bom
Mr UEMURA good
Mr Morales Las mejores gomas del mercado en lo que respecta a la relación calidad/precio. Se sienten muy bien con mi peso de 105Kilos a 120psi.
Daniel Just ever-so-solid training tires that provide a predictable ride and sure footing. I don't usually try to push them, but they've handled the odd surprise hard turns (in the dry) with aplomb. Not sure I'm ready to try hard maneuvers in the rain with these, but aside from that, they' just all-around good.
Vedur 4000s tech for less. Get them
MS Have stuck to these tyres for years and bought folding version for longer trip. Good price for Continental.
David Wanted some 28mm tires, already using the 25s and love them. Great brand, no problems so far.
David Fantastic tires, very low rolling resistance and great grip on the road.
douglas Amazing price, amazing delivery. These tyres came on my bike, great puncture resistance, great life, and roll and grip well in all conditions.
Martyn Great value tyres, good grip and low noise - can't complain for cheap commuter rubber.
Dr Smith Good tyres for the everyday ride
Mr Bertholdi This tire is differential has a great cost benefit, has adapted very well to the climate in Brazil, with excellent adherence to bad floors and low wear over time. Does not dry with the high temperatures in Brazil
Mr Wilkins Nice tires little on the heavy side but good grip and the 28mm size feels good. Good tires for the price!
Charlotte Arrived quickly and have made a real difference to my road riding for the price. Very sturdy and grip feels good. Good value overall.
Christopher Another product that's been around for years. Started back into racing on these years ago and they're still going strong. Says something when years later I use them to keep fit on. (Every little extra helps!!).
stephen Great tyre at a fantastic price.Why spend £40 on a tyre to ride on the sort of roads we have.
Ravenhash Value for money, awesome grip on dry and wet roads
Mark Great tyre, nice comfortable ride on 700c x28
robkoga A good cost benefit tire.
Mr Karaman Every year I bought it from merlin for my training. As you know it is a little bit soft to use in the race. But considering its price it is really good training tire.
Pablo Good performance. Don't pay much more for other expensive tyres. Not worth it
Mr Inakawa Good product for this price. Price of gp4000 is twice as much, but its performance is not so different
Gary Bought these to replace the stock Vittoria Zaffiro IIs on my road bike. 28mm version. Did a 50 km first ride in heavy rain (spring time ) in Sydney, Australia. Had much more grip in the wet than I was expecting and would be an excellent commuter or training tire.
Mr Johnson Feels good on any material wheels. Exceptionally good on my 88mm carbon wheels
Lai Meng Excellent price for both my road bikes. Excellent wear and value.
Mr Sarac Decent tire for training and commuting. Comfortable and provides adequate grip
Mr Henderson So far so good. Only been on a couple of rides but I like them a lot.
Jay aka WinderRider Used the Ultra ll for yrs. BEST tire value bar none. Long wear... excellent grip and not easily flatted.
Mr Coolican Great road tyre. Fast with low rolling resistance and certainly can be used in races.
Mig Ferreira Great training tyre. Doesn't roll like the GP4000, but resists punctures just as well and half the price.
DIEGO These tires will give you a good bang for your buck and a reasonable performance. My previous pair of ultra sports lasted me around 6.000 Kms (3.700 miles) without one single puncture. Maybe I was really lucky, but I will give them another try.
Mr Wingrove Great tyre, it`s durable and rolls well. Tried others but favour these Continentals. Can`t go wrong for the price. They cope well on our poorly maintained British roads.
Sir Arellano Cheap but very good everyday tire.
Steven Great tyres. Difficult to find in my neck of the woods. I've used these tyres before and always found them very durable and flat resistant. I am using a Fulcrum 5LG wheelset and found it really tough getting them mounted. It could be that they are new and when and if I get a flat, the process should be easier. Let's hope so.
Mr. PMJpolicajt Absolute great tyres for this price. I had 4000S II before and couldnt observe any difference except a little more weight. For winter training just perfect. I think it can be use in races as well without issues.
Mr Clements Assured grip and the 25mm offer extra comfort over the 23mm. The folding bead is noticeably lighter than the steel bead. Excellent commuter tyre
ben Fast and great puncture resistance :- well worth the money all year round tyre esp winter
Jules Great value. First 100 miles on wet / mucky country roads went well- no issues / no punctures. Also my first set of folding tyres - easy to install .
Mr CLARK Great tyres, been using these for years, very grippy and ideal for Summer use. Some say they puncture easy but I find any tyre can puncture given the same conditions, these are cheap and I would rather buy 2-3 sets of these than one pricey tyre. I run them in Winter too but some might prefer a thicker tyre.
Michal The 28c model adds and lot of comfort to the ride, without losing speed. Absolutely recommended for the price.
Mr Gillespie Bought to replace my Michelin pro 4's. They are a much more confident riding tyre both cornering and braking though they feel a little sluggish on the climbs in comparison. 4000GP`s would probably be a more direct comparison. For the price they are very hard to fault and I'm very happy the the excellent service from Merlin's.
Mr Lightburn Fitted to rear of my no. 2 road bike. Run 4000SII on no. 1. Feel comfortable enough but unable to judge durability yet.
Mr Swarbrick A dependable entry level folding tyre to have in my bag should I need it whilst riding. Good price and quickly delivered.
CUontheroad, Adams Always my first choice when you want a good lasting tire. I will keep my eye out for more sales on this one. Thanks for the deals MCL.
Murf First time I have tried these tires and they seem very good so far, only done about 300km but they feel nice on the road.
Mihai Really not expensive tyre... even if other say that it wears way to quickly I guess that at thie price you can easily afford to replace them once in a while. Do recommend.
John Great tyre for the money, rolling resistance and weight a big improvement on the Lugano I had fitted. Quick delivery.
Mr Napolillo Tire is very nice. With the correct tire levers it is not to hard to get on the rim. Pay attention to direction of spin of tire when mounting so you do not have to do it more than once.
Paul Skinner Very good tires for off season riding or commuting. Durable and very flat resistant. I have the 25 mm Ultra Sports on my Jake the Snake cyclo cross bike and take them over gravel roads and trails with no problems. Great tires and great value for the money. Highly recommend them.
fred.e Purchased for my friends trainer bike, nice feel - cheap price but quality tyre
Mr Oglesby I have used these tyres before and they have been puncture resistant. Good value for money.
Alex No Problem in fitting to the rim and inner tube. Bought a Campagnolo Scirocco Wheelset and fitted perfectly. Fitting was neither too loose nor too tight. Tyres seem to have the right grip.
BROOKS Great value for money tyre, good grip and good wear life.
Mr harrop-Peel 3 rides in, great so far, I live in Dubai and good with sand etc
Dr Herman Great basic training tyres. Probably good for commuting too, but that is not what I am using them for.
James Frew We have used Continentals for years. We see riders grinding to quick halt with a pinch or other flat while we spin by their repair efforts. Buy great tyres and don't compromise. At Merlin fab prices and great service why would you say no!
Mr Shields Second set of these. Great all rounder and priced well.
Miss Jewell Light, fast and good looking tyre, that has certainly made the bike that touch faster...Decent on the hill climbs too! And at a fantastic price with Merlin once again!!
Mr Julian My favourite tyre. Confident handling in most conditions
Mr Lam Simple functional tyres that r Good for training and just be careful with what u r going to run over tho. Don't go too wild it's a low cost tyre after all. so far so good, but shall be cautious as with riding bikes in general.....
Mr MCNAUGHTON Excellent price for a well recognised quality product and very fast and efficient delivery within 2 days which is one of the reasons why I'm always happy to deal with Merlin Cycles - as always very satisfying!
Mr Baker Bought these to replace tyres on my boardman comp. Great tyre, rolls effortlessly, lasts quite well, about 1700 miles on the rear. These are great tyres and as usual merlin cycles cannot be beaten for price or service.
Mr Pattillo Quality product & first class service
Mr Bertholdi Excellent for trainning, and good price...
Mr Haley Excellent value and great service
Mr bugeja Light & fast, great value bought three, dispatched quickly. Very happy to do biz with Merlin again.
Mr Bertholdi Good for trainning on roads..
Mr carter Only used once for a 100 mile slippery Sportive road ride they kept me upright with no puntures, so good so far.
Gran Jose Nice tyres -and ok price. Have been running the same pair of specialised armadilllos for the last two years with no punctures- guess what happened the first day I fitted these?! Mind you the offending article looked suspiciously like a small strand of trimmed gear cable- Oops....
Mr McEntee Ordered this product on friday and it was delivered next day, saturday, absolutely amazing! The price was also cheaper than your competitors and the continental tyres are marvellous value for money. Well done Merlin Cycles.
Mr Doyle Great value tyres and great service from Merlin. The tyres were a bit tight to get on, however, this may just be my rims.
Steve Hudson Great all round training tyre with good rolling resistance. Very good puncture protection, even on broken inner city roads. Great service and price as always from Merlin, a highly recommended product.
Ian P. Quailty good value training tyres.
Mr Otsuka good product with a very good price. i use this tires every day in my road bike and i dont have anything to complain.
Mr Stacey Great tyre