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Continental - Grand Prix 5000 TL Tubeless Tire

Continental Grand Prix 5000 TL Tubeless Tire

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$61.72 Original price:$96.95
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    Tech Specs

    Compound:
    Black Chili
    Size:
    700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
    Type:
    tubeless
    Protection:
    Vectran breaker
    TPI:
    180
    PSI:
    [700c x 25mm] 80 - 109, [700c x 28mm] 65 - 94, [700c x 32mm] 65 - 87
    Bead:
    folding
    Claimed Weight:
    [700c x 25mm] 10.4oz (295g), [700c x 28mm] 11.1oz (315g), [700c x 32mm] 13.2oz (375g)
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling, triathlon
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    limited

    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
    • Only compatible with hooked rims

    Super tight

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These were my first set of tubeless road tires and man they were a booger to get on. Once I got them on they aired up on the first attempt and I have put about 150 miles on them with NO issues. I watched a few videos on how to install these tires and I am pretty experienced with tires and mt bike tubeless but be prepared these are not easy to get on - I finally had to resort to using a tire tool to get them on I took the valve core out and attached my pump popped right into place then let the air out used an injector for mess free finish- the 28c tires on my new HED wheels work great no regrets on the set up I will never go back

    Will not seat

    • Fit: Runs small

    These are my second set I have bought .. the first ones I got last year fit perfectly and were great.. these were tight to mount and will not seat. Tried on multiple wheel sets .I have been running road tubeless for 6 years these are awful.stay away.

    Hi Chris, I'm sorry that these tires didn't work out. Continental says these tires are not compatible with hookless rims. So that may be the issue. Enve specifically mentions that they are not compatible with their SES AR rim for example. I'll reach out directly to see if we can find you something that works!

    Conti GP 5000 TLs

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 28mm

    I’ve been using Conti GPs for 30 years now and have never been disappointed in their performance and quality! I’ve owned 18mm versions for time trialing and mostly 23mm versions for road riding and never had any issues or disappointments. I have had a flat or two along the way, but that’s part of cycling. Now I’ve switched to tubeless on all my bikes and am really glad to be able to continue using the GP TLs in 28mm on my gravel bike’s road wheel set. One thing I have to say is they are very difficult to mount on my Stan’s CB7 carbon wheels, but I guess if they go on with difficulty, they won’t come off accidentally either and they never have. But recently when I had to replace the rear tire, I was happy to find that if peeled off easily with a tire lever! Like a lot of my GPs, I wear them down until I start seeing cords, then change them. These are still very well built tires with good puncture protection and running them tubeless just helps even more. They’re expensive now, but they deliver in terms of performance and reliability!

    Very Nice Tubeless

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 700x25C

    I put this on a bontraeger pro5 wheel set and a pain to install. I had to get assistance extra hands to hold one side of the bib while I work the other side. Installation on a bontraeger pro37 was a breeze no problem.
    On the road it feels faster rolling and nicer ride coming from a tubed tire. Overall I am satisfied with this tire.

    2nd full season on GP5000TL

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

    Have over 5,000 miles on the GP5000TL tires. On my second set in that time, about to order my 3rd set due to rear tire tread peeling already. I have had a couple issues with the tread peeling off the carcass of the tire prematurely but other than that these tires are amazing. Fast rolling, comfortable, and other than the tread issues pretty durable. I've done multiple races from crits to 200mile road races and I have no complaints besides the tread durability. Everyone says they're tight, but they must not use the oven trick. Turn the oven on to 200 degrees, shut the oven off and let it cool a few minutes, place tires in oven and let them warm for about 10 minutes, mount tires as normal and they stretch much easier. I mount on Enve SES 4.5's, use orange seal sealant.

    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.

    durable and long lasting race tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Went tubeless with this and man these tires lasted me like 2500 plus miles....very puncture resistant tubeless tire GP 5000 TL's are....i hit something huge which is very rare and the the gash was larger than 1/4 inch so sealant could not seal it BUT that rare blowout can happen to anyone....but if you want a durable puncture resistant TL tire that last long and performs well this is the one you need!

    GP5000… but tubeless

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

    Been riding GP4000 or 5000 for years and always have been a great, fast rolling tire for me. Moving over to the tubeless version I was a little concerned based on the horror stories of tight fits but this is either very rim dependent or perhaps more of a problem on certain tire sizes. Either way, installation of 32mm’s on to my Vision SC40 wheels (19mm internal width) was easy enough. Went on by hand with no tools, seated first time with a hand pump (albeit with tubeless charge chamber). As always I lubed the bead with some dish soap, no other tricks required. Your mileage may vary, but for me the install was no problem.

    Tires measure a little small at about 31mm, but that is expected with relatively narrow internal rim width.

    Simply Awesome

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32mm x 700

    First set of Continentals. First set of road racing tires. Had them paired with a set of Reynolds AR41x (thanks Competitive Cyclist!) and the difference on them vs my gravel wheelset was night and day. I was able to mount both front/rear easily: getting almost all of both beads on completely by hand, just using a Crank Bros lever for the last 2-3" of bead. They sealed right up using a standard floor pump. Had very little seepage and have been easy to maintain.

    Rolling resistance was exponentially less and riding around on the roads they were at least 1-2mph faster with the same effort on every nearby segment. Given the compound and how plush the 32mm felt, I can't really complain about the longevity but the puncture resistance and performance of them have already made me a repeat buyer - ordering spares just to have extras on hand since they seem to be out of stock often. The rear wear indicator on mine was nearly gone after roughly 1000 miles, replaced due to a pretty decent sized glass shard going through it.

    Amazing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Yes, these tires are extremely hard to mount. You will need plastic (key word-plastic) tire levers so you don't damage your carbon rims. Otherwise it is impossible. However, once on I seated the 25mm in 2 seconds using an Air Shot. I add sealant after they are seated. Zero leak of sealant anywhere. Rolling is blazing fast and so comfortable I am a tubeless convert.

    BTW, I went from a GP5000 clincher with Michelin ultra-light tube to the GP5000 TL. Both in 25mm. There is 100% a big difference in speed and comfort. Prepare the mount correctly and you will be fine. Better hard to mount than this rolling off your rim.

    32mm were very easy to mount

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32mm x 700

    I just mounted my set of 32mm GP5000's tubeless on the Bontrager 19mm internal diameter aluminum rims from my 2021 Trek Checkpoint. First, I added two layers of Stan's rim tape. Then, I seated them with a Crank Brothers Speedier Tire Lever (the double-ended one with the knuckle grip). I inflated the tire with my standard floor pump to 60 pounds and they were seated. Now, with 1.5oz of Stan's sealant added through the valve they are holding air well.

    I'm wondering if others' mounting issues are because of different widths of this tire, or different rim shapes? Not all tubeless rims are created equal, and some older designs made seating the tires super difficult. My old Bontrager mountain bike wheels, for example, used these rubber pieces that covered the spoke bed instead of tubeless tape, and the tire breads would bind on them rather than sliding easily outward. Tubeless tape is intentionally non-stick on the outside so the bead can move out to the rim walls when you inflate them.

    Very difficult to mount.

    • Size Bought: 25mm

    I bought a pair of GP 5000 tl 25mm to mount on my Campy Shamal 2-way rims. These tires replaced a set of Hutchinsons that I could easily mount by hand.

    It took 3 days to mount these tires! After Soapy water and 3 broken tire levers, I ordered a bead jack from Amazon, and finally got the tires on.

    Inflation/seating went OK (Blackburn chamber pump), but the air leaks out in just a couple of hours. I’ve reseated a couple of times, but they still leak. It seems the tire bead profile is so thick and stiff that it’s not really fitting in the rim bead.

    Fast and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: 700x28

    I ride bone breaking, crappy pavement which is every bit as unpleasant as the pavé when I lived in Europe. These tires in 700x28 add considerable comfort and speed vs Victoria and other non-tubeless tires which I have tried. Even on stiff wheels like the Fulcrum Racing Zero Carbon DB, these tires make the bike more comfortable than my old Zipp 202s or my gravel bike (HED Emporia + Continental Terra Speed). Plus, traction and speed are among the best. I run these at 70/65 psi for rear/front and weigh about 183 lbs. I cannot comment on traction in the rain because that doesn’t seem to happen any more in Northern California....

    Fastest + Longest Wearing

      I ride these on my Campagnolo rims. The rims are notoriously difficult for mounting any tire. The 5000 TL tires are notorious for being a tight fit on any rim. But given the right technique (check out my video: warm-up the tire; use plenty of soap water) the fit is a non-issue.

      On the road, they have the lowest rolling resistance of any tire I’ve ridden. The cornering is aggressive in that they tend to dive into the corner, which is great if you like aggressive cornering, but otherwise can be disconcerting until you adjust.

      They are long-wearing, maintaining their shape to the very end. Plus, they’re puncture resistant. I’ve not had a single puncture in over 3,000 miles of riding across two sets of tires.

      For a high performance tubeless road tire, I can’t speak highly enough.

      I have Campy 2-way rims, Fulcrum 2-way rims, Velocity rims, DT Swiss rims and an old set of Mavic rims. Conti 5K tubeless are exceedingly difficult to mount on any. Difficult enough to suck the pleasure out of cycling for me. I've used the soap, warm water, tire tools, etc., etc.,etc., and I've managed to mount them, with an absurd amount of effort, only to pray I'd never have to mount, dismount, or repair in the field. I will not attempt to use these again, unless Continental revamps the design. I have some I'll sell ... cheap! I can mount Pirelli P Zero Race, Schwalbe Pro One, Goodyear Eagle F1, Vittoria G2 and Hutchinson on these same wheels, without tire tools. Some will mount with a floor pump as well.

      Hard to mount, but a great ride

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 700x32

      I needed a friend to help mount. Warmed in the sun and some soapy water made it possible for the two of us to mount them in 5-10 min. Very tight fit for sure.
      The ride is amazing. Smooth and fast. I ran 65 psi (180 lbs rider) on a route that I have ridden dozens of times and averaged 1-2 mph faster than the Michelin tube tires I had on my rims before going tubeless. Well worth the cost and difficulty of mounting these tires.

      Tubeless shouldn't be this difficult

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

      Bought these to replace worn GP 4000s clinchers, which I have ridden for many years without issue. My wheels are Rolf Vigor Polished. Mounting the GP 5000 TL to these rims was, simply, a bitch. I'm no rookie and this was the most frustrating mounting effort I've ever experienced. So difficult, in fact, it took two tire levers and over 30 minutes to mount both tires. Sure, they seated up easily with a frame pump and again after adding sealant. But now I dread the eventual flat tire, since getting these tires off and a tube in and re-mounted will be a major pain in the butt....somewhere on the roadside. So, for that reason - mounting difficulty - I do not recommned these tires, despite their ride comfort and durability. For the record, I bought these at a competitor for a lower price, but have also been a long time customer of CC and feel strongly that these tires are poorly designed.

      Agree completely. I had mine installed at the local bike shop and it took two mechanics using bead jacks 20 minutes to get the front tire on. No way I would ever get a tube in that tire if I have a flat out on the road. I carry a plug kit. If that doesn't fix it, then I will limp home on the flat tire. It shouldn't be this way. Love the tire - hate the nearly impossible install. (Mavic carbon fiber rims)

      Couldn't agree with you more. This BS about heating the tires, using soap, tire levers, etc. is a major load of crap. Good luck getting them on or off out on the road. The ride quality is no better than several other tires I've tried, either.

      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!

      I agree they are a very good tire but depending on the particular rim and tire tolerances some are an absolute bear to install. You might have been fortunate to get a couple tires that were on the 'loose' side. I have had some that almost made it on with hands and then there were some that needed a clamp to hold the bead on one side while practically breaking a tire lever in two for the final bit. That loud, audible ping lets you know just how tight these tires can be.

      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.

      I had a similar experience and was completely puzzled as to how that cut could have gotten there considering that I only ride on tarmac.

      I had a similar experience and was completely puzzled as to how that cut could have gotten there considering that I only ride on tarmac.

      I quit buying these tires when the 4000S II came out because I had three in a row develop these sidewall cuts. My tires were tubed, so it was an instant flat when I leaned into a turn. Good to know to avoid them.

      I quit buying these tires when the 4000S II came out because I had three in a row develop these sidewall cuts. My tires were tubed, so it was an instant flat when I leaned into a turn.  Good to know to avoid them.