Continental Grand Prix 5000
One claim we can all believe is that the GP 4000 S II tire was a genuine class leader, a tire that consistently performed and out-performed when called upon. Now, after 14 years since the original GP 4000 was released, the legendary tire has been given a complete overhaul, including, but not limited to tubeless.
The new GP5000 is claimed by Continental to offer 12% better rolling resistance, 20% increased puncture resistance, has improved grip and comfort and the 25mm clincher version is 10g lighter. It claims its a lighter than its key rivals but not at the expense of comfort, grip and rolling resistance.
The GP5000 clincher tyre is constructed from three plies of 110 TPI material with a number of developments that contribute to the improved performance. The Black Chilli compound has been further refined to hit the perfect sweet spot of rolling resistance and grip. The Vectran Breaker, a puncture resistance belt inside the tyre, has been evolved to provide greater protection.
The GP5000 clincher tyre is being offered in 23, 25, 28 and 32mm width options, with the narrowest option coming in at 200g up to 290g for the widest. There are also two 650b options with a choice of 25 and 28mm widths.