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 Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher. S stands for sport, special and “schwarz“ – the german term for black. The all black Continental Grand Prix 5000 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 RAILS, ENVE SES, Pacenti SL23 or the H Plus Son Archetype.
Strada says – the tyre market is huge with personal preferences playing a part but it is difficult to go wrong with the Continental GP5000 tyre. Numerous consumer reviews and magazine tests rate it for performance, low rolling resistance and even aerodynamics! It is confidence inspiring mid bend and lasts well. Available in 23, 25c or 28c widths. Perfect for summer riding and reasonably clean roads.
German magazine TOUR has features 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 2014 test can be viewed 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 so convinced! BICYCLING magazine from the USA announced: “This is not only the best Conti ever but all things considered, one of the best tyres ever made.“