Continental GP4000s clincher tyre
The Continental Grand Prix series of racing clinchers is the top choice of serious race bike specialists all over the world, and has been for many years.
The Continental Grand Prix series of racing clinchers is the top choice of serious race bike specialists all over the world, and has been for many years. The latest incarnation is the Grand Prix 4000S. S stands for sport, special and “schwarz“ – the german term for black. The all black Grand Prix 4000 S catches the eye with its big silver labels. It matches every high-end racebike perfectly and can do more than just look good. The Black Chili Compound reduces rolling resistance by 26%, grip is increased by 30% and mileage is increased by 5%. Works well with the wide rims such as the Velocity A23 or the H Plus Son Archetype.
German magazine TOUR has featured a comprehensive road tyre test, covering many aspects of tyre performance, even including ‘real time’ wet grip where their human tester donned motorcycle leathers and pushed his specially adapted test bicycle to the limit on each different set of tyres. The complete test can be downloaded here. The Continental GP4000s was a clear winner by performing well in all areas. The test was won in 2007, 2008, 2009 (in 2010 the limited version GP 4000 RS was unbeatable). Not only the German magazines are cocksure! BICYCLING magazine from the USA announced: “This is not only the best Conti ever but all things considered, one of the best tires ever made.“
- 23 or 25c folding
- 205 or 230g