Continental Grand Prix 5000 Road Bike Tyre
Pros & Cons
Pros & Cons
- The new Black Chili Compound has even lower rolling resistance.
- The supple 330 TPI carcass gives you improved high-speed cornering stability.
- The laser profile on the edge of the tyre gives you optimal grip on asphalt.
- The Vectran anti-puncture strip provides extra protection against punctures.
- The 'Active Comfort Layer' has a shock-absorbing effect and dampens the vibrations from the road surface, without negatively affecting rolling resistance.
- Tyre lever required to mount the last bit of the tyre onto the rim.
- The Grand Prix 5000 is less durable than its predecessor, the Grand Prix 4000S II.
Equipped with the latest technologies.
The Grand Prix 5000 is equipped with Continental’s latest technologies. An updated version of Continental’s Black Chilli Compound results in a perfect balance between rolling resistance and traction. With the ‘Lazer Grip technology’, the Grand Prix’s tread shoulders have been roughened. This provides the GP 5000 with excellent traction in turns. This laser profile also improves air flow around the tyre for a more aerodynamic shape.
More stability and comfort.
On top of that, the GP 5000 has an improved carcass. The new 330tpi, 3-layer build is more rigid than its predecessor. This provides the GP 5000 with improved stability in turns and at high speeds. The tyre is also equipped with an Active Comfort layer. As its name suggests, Active Comfort ensures high riding comfort. The Active Comfort layer has shock-absorbing properties and reduces vibrations caused by the road surface without impacting rolling resistance. Because of this, the Grand Prix 5000 provides a comfortable ride with optimal rolling resistance.
Improved puncture protection.
Lastly, this Continental tyre has an updated version of Continental’s Vectran anti-puncture strip. This extra inner layer offers extra protection against punctures. Continental claims this strip reduces chances of getting a puncture by 20 percent compared to its predecessor. In this way, Continental contributes greatly to the Grand Prix tyres’ sustainability. With the Grand Prix 5000, Continental introduces the new champion.
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TechnologyBlack Chili Compound
Continental's designers went back to the drawing board to further perfect the Black Chili Compound of the Grand Prix 4000 SII. And they succeeded! Various test results show that the Continental GP5000 scores higher on rolling resistance, durability and wear resistance.
Continental has treated the edges of the Grand Prix 5000 with a laser. The laser profile has optimal adherence to the road for better grip during turns. You can feel the difference at high speed and wet conditions!
A shock-absorbing layer has been applied under the skin. This Active Comfort-layer dampens vibrations from the road surface. The increased comfort allows you to stay in an aeordynamic position for longer and gives you an unparalleled cycling experience.
The Vectran Breaker-layer is an anti-puncture protection layer under the tread. This strip prevents sharp stones, twigs and shards of glass from entering your casing and reaching the tube. This anti-puncture strip provides you with great protection against punctures.
• Available in 23, 25, 28 and 32 mm for 700C
• 330tpi, 3-layered construction
• 10 grams lighter than the Grand Prix 4000S II
• 23-622, 700 x 23c: 200 grams
• 25-622, 700 x 25c: 225 grams
• 28-622, 700 x 28c: 240 grams
• 32-622, 700 x 32c: 290 grams
The weight stated by the manufacturer might differ from the actual weight. The difference is usually small and caused by variations in the production process.
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The new gold standard? Continental Grand Prix 5000 road bike tyres [Review]
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One of the best tyres out there
Nice balance between low rolling resistance and grip in most conditions. Too early to judge puncture protection. The gum wall finish looks good on my carbon wheels. The tyres were easy to fit. They have come up a little narrower than some other brands I have used on these wheels
Easy to fit
Good rolling resistance
Ski wall looks good on my bike
Come up a little narrower than others I have used
great experience with Mantel
very competitive price for a top quality road tyre which is difficult to source in the large size at the moment, you will pay significantly more on other websites, delivery was fast, very pleased with purchase
delivery was fast and free
excellent road tyre
good grip in wet conditionss
Probably the smoothest rolling tyre there is
Have Gp5000 on 4 bikes
Rolling is very smooth
Not a well wearing as Gp4000
Side walls can be vulnerable to ripping
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|Material||Rubber / Butyl|
|Suitable for tubeless?||No||No||No||No|
|Pro(s) of the tyre||Fast / Much grip||Fast / Much grip||Puncture resistant / Wear resistant||Wear resistant / Much grip|
|Tyre Width||23 mm / 0.90 inch / 25 mm / 1.00 inch / 28 mm / 1.10 inch / 30 mm / 1.20 inch / 32 mm / 1.25 inch||23 mm / 0.90 inch / 25 mm / 1.00 inch / 28 mm / 1.10 inch / 30 mm / 1.20 inch / 32 mm / 1.25 inch||23 mm / 0.90 inch / 25 mm / 1.00 inch / 28 mm / 1.10 inch / 32 mm / 1.25 inch||23 mm / 0.90 inch / 25 mm / 1.00 inch / 28 mm / 1.10 inch / 30 mm / 1.20 inch|
|From 33.30||34.99||From 34.10||23.90|
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|Rubber / Butyl|
Suitable for tubeless?
|Fast / Much grip|
|3 x 110|
|Spring / Summer / Autumn|
|Dry and warm / Cold and wet|
|No inner tube|