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Continental - Grand Prix 5000 Tire - Clincher

Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tire - Clincher

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    Tech Specs

    Compound:
    Black Chili
    Size:
    700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
    Type:
    Clincher
    Protection:
    Vectran breaker
    TPI:
    330
    PSI:
    [700c x 23mm] 110-120, [700c x 25mm] 95-120, [700c x 28mm] 95-115, [700c x 32mm] 85-100
    Bead:
    Folding
    Claimed Weight:
    [700c x 23mm] 7.2oz (205g), [700c x 25mm] 7.8oz (220g), [700c x 28mm] 8.8oz (250g), [700c x 32mm] 10.4oz (295g)
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling, triathlon
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    limited

    Grand Prix 5000 Tire

    The all-new Grand Prix 5000 Tire from Continental is a worthy successor to its Grand Prix 4000 S II, a tire that stood atop its road clincher tire range for a dozen or so years and a favorite among cyclists worldwide. What made the GP4000 so universally loved was that it was truly a competition-worthy tire in terms of weight, grip, and rolling resistance, but unlike typical racing rubber, the tire was actually durable enough to fend off debris so you could train on it daily, while also lasting quite a while so you could rack up some miles before the threads began to show.

    We'll start with its rubber compound as it continues to use Black Chili balance. The rubber compound is critical because it defines the tire's grip, rolling resistance, and longevity. Typically, you can't alter one without it affecting the other which is exactly where Black Chili shines. Using the latest knowledge of polymers and raw material research, Conti uses special synthetic rubbers along with proven natural rubber, creating a high-performance mixture. To it, it adds super-tiny carbon black particles, optimized in shape and surface properties.

    The complex compound technology is so exclusive that Conti only manufactures tires using Black Chili compound in its Korbach, Germany plant. The tiny size of Black Chili particles allows them to mold to variable road surfaces more readily. It gives the tire greater ability to conform to imperfections in the road surface for excellent grip in demanding situations, such as high-speed cornering, while also reducing rolling resistance. Since the Black Chili particles are so small, more particles fit into the contact patch of the tire, reducing wear and increasing longevity.

    • A clincher racing tire that you can train on
    • Black Chili compound reduces rolling resistance, increases grip
    • Active Comfort Technology lessens vibrations for a smoother ride
    • Vectran breaker technology reduces puncture risk
    • Lazer Grip etching improves cornering traction
    • Conti's GP5000 ushers in a new era of road clincher tire dominance

    Good fast tires

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 700x25

    These tires mounted easily with bare hands.
    On the first ride I felt like I was flying. They must have a low rolling resistance. I rode these in the Mountains of North Carolina on vacation. They handled the fast descents well and I could corner with confidence. After about 500 miles of use I have to say these are some very good tires and am very pleased and impressed with them.

    Solid training and racing tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've put about 2000km on these with no issues. The grip is crazy in the corners in both the wet and dry conditions. Would highly recommend.

    5000s - 4000s you are not

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I trained and raced on 4000s for years and never had issues with quality or performance. This is now my 4th set of 5000s and I'm done. Two had side wall blowouts, and the other two developed bulges right down the center of the tread.

    A previous review points out that you should not over inflate the tires. Maybe that is my issue as I've been running 100 psi. So if these quality failures are due to over inflating then I suppose that is on me...but I'm still skeptical of the quality at this point.

    I also agree with another review that the 5000s are extremely difficult to get install...at least on my Hed rims. Makes changing a flat a huge pain in the saddle...particularly if you have a group waiting on you.

    I believe that all gear people are prone to brand loyalty to a fault, and I'm a perfect example of that. Fool me once...shame on you. Fool me 4 times...well it's time to go with a different brand.

    I also almost could not get 5000 tire on my HED alum. rim. The 5000 is also not the same size as a 4000s when mounted. It is not as wide or tall in the 700-23 size. It looks more like a 700-21

    My "GO TO" clincher tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 700x25 mm

    I have been a Continental fan for years and have put thousands of miles on the previous 4000's and have now worn out several pairs of 5000's. I am not sure of mileage, I don't really keep track but I consider this a durable tire. I live in Eastern WA where tack weeds are prevalent and Continental GP tires have been better than any other tire I have used for puncture resistance. I do still have the occasional flat, especially when tread starts to wear but usually means it's time for a new tire. I train and race with this tire and feel it performs very well.

    Impossible to Install

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 700C

    Tire was nearly impossible to install on my wheels. I had to force it on with with a tire lever and ended up puncturing two tubes in the process before I finally gave up. I have never had this issue before with Michelin tires or with the GP 4000 tire. The GP 4000 tires worked great for me but the tolerance is way too tight on these tires.

    Tolerance is key to this one

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 700x25c

    This is a very fast rolling tire with Spider-Man like tackiness. However... you must NOT over-inflate this tire for your weight and rim width. Higher pressure with this tire destroys it making it more prone to flatting, cuts and failures and also looses its tackiness and speed. I typically run no more than 90 to 93 psi on my 25c tires on wide carbon rims with tubes (I weigh 148lbs). In the old days, pumping tires up to 110-120 was thought to produce faster riding, this theory has completely changed. Bigger wider rims and tires with lower pressure are faster, better handling, less prone to flats and failures and last longer. The more you weigh the wider you should go with your tires and rims so that you can maintain a lower pressure on a larger volume setup and avoid pinch flats. By the way, I have never had a pinch flat on my setup and I ride over 7000 per year. This is currently my goto tire on all of our road bikes.

    I also own these tires. However, got tips you provided.

    Same with me. I've put in about 2000 miles YTD since I got these tires and haven't had any issues. Very grateful of that, but I'm also not sure if all the reviews come from people who are incorrectly installing them...

    So far so good

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 700x25

    Have been a long time Vittoria Corsa fan.
    Decided to give these a try and so far an really happy.
    Really smooth although maybe not quite as compliant as the old Corsa's.

    I'm sure they'll last longer.

    Continental 5000 failure

      Quality is just bad. 4000s was better.

      Continental 5000 failure

      This is exact same thing that happened to my tires I am giving the pirelli tires a try

      This is exact same thing that happened to my tires I am giving the pirelli tires a try

      Another

        Terrible quality

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          Terrible quality

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          Too many failures

            Continental 5000s. I’m done with continental.

            Too many failures

            puncture by what looks like a staple

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size
            • Size Bought: 700cc

            After one month of riding got puncture form a staple. Never seen that before...agree with other reviews, not as good as the 4000

            Not as Good as The 4000s

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Size Bought: 700 - 25

            I have these tires on two of three bikes that I own. They seemed OK at first but I have noticed a significant deterioration in the side walls of the tires. One additional thing that is puzzling if not downright disturbing is that you can see the metal weave inside the tire. Nothing has poked through that I can tell but this is still a bit unsettling. A recent ride produced a flat...no big deal...stopped and began the process......I could not NOT NOT get the tire bead to seat inside the rim while inflating (Zipp 202 carbon wheels....) finally got it seated and inflated the tire..... flat again within a few hundred feet a major tear on the tube right on the tire bead......

            I have two of these left in my stash and I will try them .......but I may change to a different brand.....if things don't improve....I doubt they will.... very disappointing to say the least.

            Great road tires

            • Familiarity: I've used it several times

            I usually ride on Vittoria but have used these too...great tires, roll fast, grippy.

            Disappointed

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size
            • Size Bought: 700x25c

            I’ve had these tires for 4 months. probably putting on 150 miles a week as my main training set. Usually on clean dry good roads. Sadly I noticed the tire tread falling off. This is the first set of 5000s i’ve had. I’ve always loved the 4000 series. I might go back to them.

            Disappointed

            Wow, I've not seen that. I've been running these since they came out with them and have not had that experience. I average around 250k/wk and typically get at about 3,000 km out of a set. The roads I ride are a mix of decent, chip seal, and rough back roads, lot's of climbing and high speed descents. I've had small cuts, which are to be expected, but noting like what you are showing. I'm ~195# and generally pretty hard on tires.

            Wow, I've not seen that.  I've been running these since they came out with them and have not had that experience.  I average around 250k/wk and typically get at about 3,000 km out of a set.  The roads I ride are a mix of decent, chip seal, and rough back roads, lot's of climbing and high speed descents.  I've had small cuts, which are to be expected, but noting like what you are showing.  I'm ~195# and generally pretty hard on tires.

            I have never seen this. Been rolling on Conti GP 5000 and they are the standard for road tires. That does not look like normal road wear.

            I recommend these tires

            I have never seen this. Been rolling on Conti GP 5000 and they are the standard for road tires. That does not look like normal road wear.

I recommend these tires

            When I haven’t had a catastrophic failure due to road conditions or a panic stop, my rear tire has ran 2500-2700 miles before showing normal wear that exposed the cords. My front tire now has about 3,000 on it, but unfortunately hit a substantial hole with it on my last ride. It was not showing any cords yet. I’m 6’2” and weigh 190 lbs and am a very aggressive descender on our local mountains. LOVE the grip of these tires ... probably a little over-confident for my own good.

            EDIT: I’m running tubeless on Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3’s ... and they are a PAIN to mount!!!

            When I haven’t had a catastrophic failure due to road conditions or a panic stop, my rear tire has ran 2500-2700 miles before showing normal wear that exposed the cords. My front tire now has about 3,000 on it, but unfortunately hit a substantial hole with it on my last ride. It was not showing any cords yet. I’m 6’2” and weigh 190 lbs and am a very aggressive descender on our local mountains. LOVE the grip of these tires ... probably a little over-confident for my own good. 

EDIT:  I’m running tubeless on Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3’s ... and they are a PAIN to mount!!!

            Disappointed

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size
            • Size Bought: 700x25c

            I’ve had these tires for 4 months. probably putting on 150 miles a week as my main training set. Usually on clean dry good roads. Sadly I noticed the tire tread falling off. This is the first set of 5000s i’ve had. I’ve always loved the 4000 series. I might go back to them.

            Disappointed

            Dude looks terrible but that was a fluke... Ive been running these tires since inception and loooove them. No issues. I’d run a warranty claim on that and see what happens. Stay Motivated

            Dude looks terrible but that was a fluke... Ive been running these tires since inception and loooove them. No issues.  I’d run a warranty claim on that and see what happens. Stay Motivated

            That’s the way one of mine looked after a panic stop where I slid the tire. Mine actually went all the way through to the tube (at that time, tubeless now).

            That’s the way one of mine looked after a panic stop where I slid the tire. Mine actually went all the way through to the tube (at that time, tubeless now).

            Disappointed

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size
            • Size Bought: 700x25c

            I’ve had these tires for 4 months. probably putting on 150 miles a week as my main training set. Usually on clean dry good roads. Sadly I noticed the tire tread falling off. This is the first set of 5000s i’ve had. I’ve always loved the 4000 series. I might go back to them.

            Disappointed

            Sorry to see and hear your experience with the contis but looking closely at the picture it looks like the wheel was locked up and the tire slid. I wouldn't expect any lightweight bike tire to survive that.

            Sorry to see and hear your experience with the contis but looking closely at the picture it looks like the wheel was locked up and the tire slid. I wouldn't expect any lightweight bike tire to survive that.

            Looks like a massive skid mark or from riding a trainer??

            Looks like a massive skid mark or from riding a trainer??

            Good tires

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size

            I’ve ridden just over 500 miles in these, including a 200 miler from Seattle to Portland. Very smooth and grippy tire, but they are prone to having little tidbits lodged in the tire, especially riding in the city. Ive had 1 flat so far. Would recommend

            Sticky and Fast-Rolling Tires. No Flats!

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size
            • Size Bought: 700x28c

            I have ridden just over 3500 miles on these GP5000's and have no complaints. They are light, fast rolling tires with a sticky feel. They mounted quite easily and have been low maintenance since install. I ride mostly on paved roads but often on rough surfaces, chip-seal, and dodgy shoulders sprinkled with debris. I have had NO FLATS with these tires. NONE! I'm probably just lucky but they have proven to be very durable. The rear tire has begun to square off, but that is to be expected.
            NOTE: Continental sizing has changed with the GP5000. I previously ran GP4000s in 28c width, which measured 31.5mm wide when set to pressure. The new GP5000 tires in 28c measure an actual 28mm wide when set to pressure.
            700x28c were 237grams on my PT scale.