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Continental - Grand Prix 5000 TL Tire - Tubeless

Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL Tire - Tubeless

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    Tech Specs

    Black Chili
    700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
    Vectran breaker
    [700c x 25mm] 80 - 109, [700c x 28mm] 65 - 94, [700c x 32mm] 65 - 87
    Claimed Weight:
    [700c x 25mm] 300g, [700c x 28mm] 340g, [700c x 32mm] 380g
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling, triathlon
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Grand Prix 5000 TL Tire

    We're simply spoiled with using tubeless tires in all of our cycling disciplines and have come to enjoy the ability to run lower pressures for improved grip, comfort, and less rolling resistance. So, when we heard Continental was revamping its GP4000, a tire so universally loved as a competition-worthy tire in terms of weight, grip, and rolling resistance, but durable enough to fend off debris and with the ability to rack up some miles before it began to square off, we wondered if a tubeless version would launch. Thankfully, it did and the Grand Prix 5000 TL Tire gives you the ability to ride faster, with more comfort, and with increased puncture protection compared to its standard clincher version.

    As Conti's first tubeless road tire to market, it uses tubeless technology specifically designed for the demands of road cycling and made sure to make it easy to install and reliable on the road. A key component to this is its careful attention to the tubeless bead that's specifically developed to seal with its unique shape and stable fit on the rim. The seal is complete with the usage of sealant which has the added benefit of plugging up most puncture induced flats you might come across on your ride.

    This tubeless version continues to use Black Chili to balance the attributes it's after. The rubber compound is critical because it defines the tire's grip, rolling resistance, and longevity. 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.

    • Conti's first road tubeless tire
    • Compound reduces rolling resistance and increases grip
    • Active Comfort Technology lessens vibrations for a smooth ride
    • Vectran breaker technology reduces puncture risk
    • Lazer Grip etching improves cornering traction
    • Conti's GP5000 TL sets a new standard in road tubeless dominance

    Fast rolling and comfy tires!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    These are really fast and comfy tires! I have them in 32 mm mounted on Bontrager Aeolus 3V rims (25 mm inner rim width). I have used the Bontrager TLR rim strip and Milkit valves with Orange Seal sealant. These are my first set of tubeless tires, and reading all the stories about how hard these tires are to mount, I was a bit worried initially. I have used these tricks:

    1) unpack the tires and let them lie unfolded for a couple of days before I mounted them on;
    2) the day I mounted them I let them lie out in the sun for another hour;
    3) make sure the bead sits in the middle ridge and massage the already seated part of the tire as I seated the rest;
    4) soapy water on the beads to make them slide easily (TBH, this made them so slippery that they kept popping off the rim before I could seat the rest of the tire so I had to clean it back again...);
    5) final push with Pedro's tire levers.

    In the end, it took maybe 5 mins to mount it, not too much harder than some clincher tires I had used before. I haven't done a scientific test to see which of the steps above had the most impact but it was definitely not what I feared.

    On to the ride, these are simply great! I have previous experience with Continental GP 4000s, and these seem to be just flying on smooth tarmac. Bad roads don't feel that bad at all. I will see how long these tires last, but so far definitely highly recommended!

    Disappointed in Continental Support

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 25mm

    I bought and installed two 25mm this spring. I was very happy with them with respect to the low rolling resistance, ride comfort, cornering, and general feel. However... this week, after riding them for approximately 1500 miles, I noticed a cut/tear in the sidewall, which allowed the softer rubber interior material to bulge out (in the attached photo I understand it appears as though a tube is protruding thru the sidewall, but this tire has no tube in it). As it did not look safe, I reduced the pressure to 40# to get one more ride in before I could replace it, and it held, but it certainly does appear that a normal operating pressure of 80# would be very likely to cause a blowout. I wrote to Continental about it, with an attached photo, but I am also very disappointed that they never responded. If you look at reviews of this tire on youtube you will see the exact same cut/tear issue in the sidewall discussed. In the video I watched, he pressurized the tire to a point where the cut/tear blew, which in his case was 140psi. All that said, I purchased a new set to replace the one that showed the failed sidewall, as I do like the tires. I am mainly
    disappointed the Continental Support could not be bothered to respond to my message to them.

    Disappointed in Continental Support

    Same experience..The tire was not even 1,000 miles and I have a 1/4" slit parallel, near the rim. Tire performed well before this happened. Disappointed and probably won't buy this tire again.

    Same experience..The tire was not even 1,000 miles and I have a 1/4" slit parallel, near the rim. Tire performed well before this happened. Disappointed and probably won't buy this tire again.

    Tight fit but not crazy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Yes, these tires fit tight on the rim which is OK for a tubeless tire. Mine went on a Shimano C40 Dura-Ace wheelset. Take the valve stem out and put one side on the rim. Put the valve stem back in and put on some gloves. Work your way around and when you get to the last few inches roll the whole tire over with your palms and use your thumbs to flip the bead over the rim. I didn’t have much of an issue at all and didn’t use any levers.

    Great Tire!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 25mm

    After all the fit comments I was a little concerned when it came for my first tire change. My LBS set up the brand new wheels originally. Yippee! They fit on my Roval CLX 32 & CLX SCS 64 without a problem. Bare hands on the one tire and a simple lift with a tire lever on the other. They roll great!
    Running a 28mm tire at the rear and 25mm tire at the front for a near perfect match of the “Rule of 105” on my "do everything bike" a 2016 Specilized Diverge Pro.

    Great tires but it depends on the wheels

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great tires. They seal great and roll great... but first you got to get them on! I tried soap and left out in the sun to warm up and still couldn’t get them on a pair Giant SLR rims! I had to take them to my LBS and have two guys in the shop wrestle them on.

    Conti Grand Prix 5000 TL

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 25mm

    Love these tires! They roll smooth, they hug the asphalt when cornering, comfortable out on the road bottom line just a great tire! I have used other brands in the past but they just dont perform as well as these tires do! They can be tricky on the install because they are tight, but a bit of hand strength and soap ought to suffice.

    Impossible to mount on HED wheels

    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 25 mm

    I'm sure these tires are wonderful, I just could not mount them on my HED wheels. If that is the kind of trouble one has to go through just to mount them, I can't imagine having problems on the road.

    If you read some other reviews, you will see that most people have an absolute bear of a time mounting them. I spent over 10 hours mounting the first 25 mm one I got on some DT Swiss rims. Fortunately, you get better at it, but in my experience, you have to use the big Pedro's tire levers...everything else I've tried will snap or bend. Take it to your local bike shop and they should be able to get it.

    Love the ride, not hard to mount.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 25mm

    After reading the review on BicycleRollingResistance.com (TLDR: lowest rolling resistance of reasonable tires & great puncture resistance) i got a pair of the 25mm GP5000TL and mounted them on my Roval CLX50 wheels.

    The mounting wasn't to hard starting opposite the valve, working my way round while keeping the bead in the channel. The nice Conti tubeless bead made inflation pretty easy with some soapy water. The 25mm tires inflated to 27.5mm on the 21mm inner width rims. This is about perfect for the 29.5mm max rim width of the CLX50.

    I've been running 70-75 psi (me 170-175 lbs) and the ride is great. They feel quite fast & comfortable. Cornering is fantastic improvement (came from narrower rims/narrower tires) & they've been fairly durable. Only one puncture from a piece of stiff wire on my now somewhat worn rear tire that sealed but i heard the noise created by the wire hitting the pavement.

    Conti GT 5000 tubeless

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 28 mm

    Could not get them to seat on DT Swiss pr 1400 rims despite many attempts with a booster pump. So I just use with tubes. Grippy feel in the road a plus.

    Impossible to fit

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Size Bought: 25c

    This is probably not the fault of Continental, but rather the lack of road tubeless standards. I returned these and got the non-tubeless version instead - very supple ride with a light weight butyl tube.

    Conti Grand Prix 5000

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 25mm

    Had these mounted to a set of Enve SES 2.2s. The installation was seamless, used a bit of soap to get the last piece of rubber over the rim,I've mounted Regular GPs on my HED Ardennes CLs, so I'm accustomed to mounting them. Once on..ahhhh a joyous smooth ride and they hug the road nice and tight when cornering! I'm sold on Tubeless and on these GPs 5000 in particular!!


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 32

    This is a review for the 32mm tires. I mounted them tubeless on Mercury wheels with an internal width of about 20mm (I think). The tires measured out to be about 31.7mm at their widest. They look a bit skinny for what I was expecting for 32mm.

    I've gone tubeless for about 10 years and have mounted road, cross, mountain, and fat tires. I did ghetto tubeless and all sorts of systems. These were by far the most difficult tires to get to seat of any tires I've done. My recommendation is to mount them with tubes for a few rides if you're having trouble. Then get one bead to seat, use a compressor, and lots of soapy water. Other reviewers have expressed concern about unseating them if a flat occurs that won't seal but I've learned through many trials and error they will unseat and reseat with a tube with some effort.

    The good of the ride quality is they feel fast (I run about 55-60psi), have great grip, and transition in corners nicely. However they have a stiff sidewall and are not supple. I've run a set of Panaracer 35mm slicks and they are for sure supple, but they are very thin and I worry about flats (I've had punctures that have sealed). The Conti 5000s are much more robust and somehow I worry far less about flats.

    It's not easy to find a tubeless road tire in the 32-35mm range that's fast, supple, and durable. I'll run these until something better comes out or I get bored with them.

    Don't buy these if you have Mavic rims

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Tried mounting these on Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST's and there is no way they are going on without damage to the rim. Broke one tire lever, tried heating in the oven and the sun and these things will not go on. I have read many stories on line about the same experience. Wish I would have read more sooner. I bought these because the Yksions I have used are too puncture prone but at least they went on. Will have to try something else, pretty big disappointment!

    25mm: Rides great, SUCH A PAIN TO MOUNT

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Front and rear DT Swiss RR411, the rear being Asym.

    Both tires were difficult to mount to the rim and the rear was much worse. Once mounted, however, the front beads seated reasonably easy using a 160psi bottle and have remained locked in place.

    The rear is a different story - one side refuses to climb out of the center channel regardless of pressure or volume applied. I ended up running a tube in that wheel after several unsuccessful attempts using a variety of techniques and lubricants, including automotive tire mounting lube.

    The tires ride great; there is a definite ride quality improvement with the tubeless front, and both have plenty of traction to spare in both dry and wet conditions. This would have been a five star review if the rear wasn't so difficult to install and seat.

    32 mm mounted up nicely

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32 mm

    Was curious about some of the claims regarding mounting problems. Just put a set of 32s on some Stans Grail MK3 rims. Needed one lever on the last 10 inches on one side. Set the bead with my mini compressor. No soapy water or problems. Injected sealant thru valve. 20 minutes for both. No mess. No swearing.

    Couple of rides for about 70 miles. Tires feel great. Roll like my Schwalbe G One Speeds. In other words, fast and comfortable. Hoping these will last alittle longer than the Schwalbes. Also noticed minimal air loss between rides. Better than the Schwalbes.

    My Second Review=A+ Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I made two trips with these tires, one from New Brunswick, Canada, to Alexandria, VA. Then from Alexandria, VA, to Key West, FL. The first trip I wore the tires out within 1,000 miles or so, wrote a bad review before realizing I had them over inflated. The rear tire was bald, squared off and barely got me home. I think I had the rear around 85-90 psi on Belgium Plus rims, which have a limit of 80 psi but that was part of the learning. Second trip with new tires running 65 front 75 rear I've had no problems and now have thousands of miles on them. I had ZERO flats riding from Alexandria, Virginia, to Key West and still have had no flats. I met people running tubes who had more than 10 flats riding to Key West. Tubeless is the way to go for that kind of riding.

    Easy to mount with right approach

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

    I see a lot of complaints about fitting these tires, but I believe the complaints are due to people not using the right technique. This is my 2nd set of 5000TL's. I've found them easy to mount. Here's a video I created to show my technique (see the video URL)

    My rims are Campagnolo Eurus - they are notorious for being hard to fit with any tire.

    Other than fit, I can't speak highly enough: fast tires with low rolling resistance, great handling/road holding and long wearing. And at a great price.

    Hope this helps

    That's the easy part. Getting the bead to seat (at lest for me) was the challenge.

    5000TL on HED Ardennes Plus

      Both 25 and 28mm tires mounted on HED Ardennes Plus. In order to mount you must be sure to use the center channel and start at the point opposite the valve. I mounted them without levers using some nice grippy work gloves.

      Roll nice and smooth on the road.

      Excellent grip / road feel. Kinda heavy.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      I mounted these up on Friday and got some good miles over the weekend. Very happy overall.

      They are difficult to mount but not THAT bad. You just need to take some time and work smart- taking care to hold down one side of the tire while working carefully with a lever to spoon in the other. Hard but not crazy difficult. No soapy water required.

      I think ride quality is incredible but this is my first time on tubeless/ road so not a lot to compare to. But it’s just so good over the choppy stuff and chip coat. Not too firm, not bouncy or sluggish but just right. And the low RR is nuts! They just glide along.

      I was initially kinda worried about the casing/ sidewalls because there was a lot of talk about people flatting the regular 5k tire. After installing and getting a feel for these, I’m not worried at all - they’re solid. Curious to see how they do over some more miles.

      The best part though is the grip. I did some really fast, technical descending this weekend and these hook up really well - at least as good (I think better than) the 4K.

      So that kinda nails it for me. Price is right, ride feel is excellent, grip is there. Just need to see how they wear and hold up.

      300g for a 25 though. Ouch.

      Running 80psi f/r.

      Excellent grip / road feel. Kinda heavy.