Olympic - The tublar for Olympic athletes.
Continental's development target for this tire can be described easily: Faster! Lighter! Better!
The rolling resistance is further reduced without compromise; the last unnecessary gram of the tyre has been cut. This tyre is the pinnacle of Continental's tubular range, manufactured and hand sewn using carefully selected components at the German factory in Korbach. This makes the Olympic II the specialist in all track cycling disciplines.
This unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental German factory has revolutionized bicycle tyres. The resultant compound showed a new relationship between grip and rolling resistance. This "Elevated level", as it was previously known, was given the name "BlackChili". The latest polymers, nanoscale soot particles and optimized fillers all guarantee a unique performance, from downhill MTB tyres to the time trial tyres of the ProTour, they are second to none in their respective areas. BlackChili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26% and provides 30% more grip than activated silica compounds. Premium tyres with BlackChili Compound also impress with higher mileage and unlike many multi-compounds, provide a constant ride from the first to the last kilometer.