Nice ride, tight fit
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 32 x 700c
My road tires for past 7 years have been the Schwalbe One followed by the Pro One and most recently the Pro One TLE, various widths. In addition I ride Schwalbe G One Speed in various sizes. But for this summer I wanted a fast 32mm road tire for a set of 22x622 Fulcrum rims. The Schwalbe in this size is on their website but not available for sale.
So I purchased the 32mm GP 5000 TL. It's a very fast and comfortable tire. On 22mm internal width rims when initially inflated to 60 psi they measured 31mm. Over the next 48 hrs they expanded and stabilized at 32.5mm.
However be warned that the 5000 TL is hard to mount. I only succeeded by deploying the recently released Schwalbe levers which lock the beads in place as more bead is lifted over the rim. I don't think Continental has fine tuned their beads as well as has Schwalbe. For this reason I withheld the 5th star and still hope the Pro One TLE will appear in 32mm.