When you are out riding, either on the open road or on the trail the last thing you need is a breakdown. Whether it is the cables, saddle or tires you depend on components to get you home. So when you want and need the best from your bike tires, get Continental bike tires. Innovative and durable, plus priced affordably, these tires are a great deal for any cyclist.

The German-based Continental company has been making some of the finest bicycle tires for almost 140 years. In their founding days, the company made top quality bike and carriage tires, and since, Continental has expanded to include an automotive division. Their tires are equipped to handle the most arduous conditions and still deliver optimal performance. What could be more grueling than the Tour de France? This 3500 kilometer road race is the measure of a cyclist's dedication and skill - it is also a measure of a tire's worth. Continental not only rides with the best, they deliver results. Mark Cavendish, the best sprinter the bike world has seen in the past 40 years, rides Continentals. In 2009's Tour, Mark won six stages, including the final day's Champs Elysees stage. The tires don't make the man, but they certainly helped him race to victory.

For world class tires, you would expect to pay world class prices; for example basketball shoes endorsed by a pro player can cost you much more than you might suspect. No matter what your skill level is, Continental gives you pro quality but not pro prices. You could pay $150 for another leading brand, or you could save your money, get on the trail, and start breaking your own records. The choice is yours. You don't have to spend a fortune to get quality. With Continental, the difference is that you get what you pay for and a whole lot more.

Don't expect to pay all that much for quality tires from Continental? This depends in part on the type of biking you do. The City Ride Bike Tire, for instance, which Continental calls its "hybrid tire for recreational riding," has a flatter profile for larger contact area on asphalt and a lower rolling resistance. Perfect for a commuter, and perfect for a tighter budget, these list for about $24. You can save even more at some online retailers. A comparable tire for a mountain biker is the Eplorer. This tire, which is $20, has EndlessEdge tread for loose and muddy terrain and is ideal for cross-country and even marathon use.

You can easily have the best tires on your bike for under $50. But what if you need more than recreational quality (which is still exceedingly high with Continental)? Whether you need tires that can handle multi-day events or you need the tubulars for the best performance and traction, Continental again offers superior value. Their Podium Tubular Bike Tire, for instance, is a specially designed racing tire with a slim profile and durable tread. This is perfect for races against the clock, and it costs $60, which can be half of what other manufacturers charge.

No matter what type of riding you do, Continental has a tire that will ride right along with you and help you boost your performance.

At Bicycle Everything we carry quality Conti tires, and that would include the popular Continental Grand Prix 4000. We pride ourselves on quality products and courtesous and knowledgeable customer service. Stop by today and see for yourself.