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Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II Tire - Clincher

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Item # CON000B

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Description

Like the outgoing GP4000 S, Continental's Grand Prix 4000 S II Clincher Tire continues to use Black Chili, but now has Vectran technology to boost puncture protection. Vectran is a multi-fibered thermoplastic yarn that is made from a liquid crystal polymer.

Claimed to be stronger than steel, this offers additional resistance to penetration from road debris while being ultralight. Combined with Continental's Black Chili rubber compound, super-tiny carbon black particles incorporated into the rubber formula, the GP4000 S II is versatile enough for race wheels or training wheels.

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. Since the Black Chili particles are so small, more particles fit into the contact patch of the tire, reducing tire wear and increasing tire longevity.

The Black Chili particles are also literally more flexible, which reduces the rolling resistance of the GP 4000 S II. The Continental GP 4000 S II is available in 700x23 and one color; Black/black.

Tech Specs

Type:
clincher
Material:
Black Chili compound
Size:
700 x 23 c
Bead:
folding
Foldable:
yes
Recommended Use:
cycling

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5 5

This tire can take a beating...

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my most recent tire experiments. I bought them in 700x25 sizing. Mounted on my 23mm rim, they measure about 28mm wide. Previous tires this year include Vittoria Rubino Pro III Slicks, Michelin Pro4 Service Course, Veloflex Open Corsa, and Vredestein Fortezza Senso All Weather.

Things I like:
- They're durable and can take a beating but feel every bit as "fast" as slick tires
- Reflex material is a nice bonus on "black tires" -- shine a line on them and they're very visible in the dark
- Comes in colors
- Comes in even wider 700x28 size (I don't know how wide these measure)

I don't hear much road noise when riding on these, and there's no "buzz" even when riding at higher pressures. I can see why people say this is probably the "best" tire you can get without putting in too much thought or fuss.

My only experience was with the previous GP4000S, and I was unfortunate enough to have suffered the "poor sidewall" problem. I've had the GP4000 SII for about 1,000 miles now in the last 3 months and they've done a superb job for all-around riding in California dry and wet conditions.

A testament to these tires taking a beating -- I rode on a fully-deflated tire for 26-miles, stuffed only with leaves to get me to the finish line (stuck in the middle of nowhere at 8PM, no cellphone service, with no tubes left). The tire was worse for wear and had a lot of bruising, but there weren't any cuts or fraying, and my rear wheel was still fine despite that abuse.

I'm plenty happy with the 700x25 tire but would like to see just how the 700x28 tires fare.

This tire can take a beating...
Responded on

That's awesome! I've never thought of stuffing a tire with leaves to get home. Way to work with what you've got!

4 5

My go-to tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've had these tires for about 1,000 mi now, and I'll be getting the same thing when it comes time to replace. Outstanding dry grip and minimal rolling resistance. Have yet to be caught with a flat.

My only gripe is that grip in the wet is marginal. If you anticipate frequently riding during/after rain, I'd suggest a different tire.

5 5

Great tire!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Can't understand the mid rank review of this tire. I have been running these for about a year and they are excellent in wear; grip; mixed road conditions; and super quick! The contact patch is great and the tires seem to be wearing uniformly and not so quick to boot. Not sure why others really dislike these because I am sold unless the next set proves me wrong.

5 5

Dead solid

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Have these on all my bikes, and trust them to last a long time and grip quite well. I climb hills to go down them quickly, and demand reliability of handling and puncture resistance in my tires. These do the job quite nicely.

4 5

Conti 4000 S 2

Great handeling tire. Corner well, and descend with confidence. i do rotate the tires to get a longer life out of both. to me they roll fast as well.

Responded on

Moving the rear tire that has been flattened out to the front will decrease the handling. Wear the rear tire out then move the front tire to the rear and put a new tire on the front.

3 5

Jury Still Out.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Have just over 200 miles on these tires and they are definitely better cornering, especially descending. But these tires feel sluggish to me and seem slower on acceleration and on ascents (based on a comparison of timed segments with Strava). Put the old 4000s back on just to see. I would say these are somewhere between Gatorskins and the old 4000s

Responded on

Hey after having a few more months would you recommend getting these or switching to a different brand? I like me 4000S (not the new version) but I can't find the old guys any more

5 5

baby got back - tire in a 25mm....

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As ridden, 25mm in the rear makes for eggcellent cornering :) As seen in last weeks ride from Mt Baldy in CA :) Super plush going up, and super fun cruising down ;)

Responded on

That looks familiar, is that GMR??

Responded on

You are correct :)

1 5

Expensive cheesy tires ...

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

Tried these out to see if they're any better than the 4000s but they're not . Only lasted a month & the sidewall already has a tear in it . The 4000s way better than these . You can feel these tires are are thin especially on the sidewalls . Switched back to 4000s .

Responded on

Did you check your own review? You say the 4000s are better than the 4000s... so you're going back to the 4000s??? I think you were smoking something.

Responded on

Yea smokin some pot right now ...

Responded on

I think Karp is a result of the indictment on our education system.........

When will you offer the 700X28 size?

Posted on

When will you offer the 700X28 size?

Responded on

At this time we do not have an order in for that size. Maybe check back in a month or so to see if we have placed an order for that size. If you would like to explore similar tire options in that size feel free to chat with a Gearhead online or call us at 1-800-409-4502

Unanswered Question

Will competitive cyclist be offering this...

Posted on

Will competitive cyclist be offering this product in colors?
Wondering if there is an availability issue?

Will competitive cyclist be offering this...
4 5

Conti 4000 S 2

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I road the conti 4000 S with the 25's over 4000 miles this summer great tire no flats. I switched to the new conti 4000 S 2 in the 23's looking for faster sprints due to weight. I was surprised how fast rolling they felt. They are much more slippery going over the metal bridges when wet. They wear more like the Pro 4's and seem very comparable. Think I'm going to try the 25's next. I would reccomend them as a great tire just be causious on the bridges when wet.

5 5

Like the 4000-S - but a wee bit better

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

Fancy new boxes and some minimal weight reductions - ie: 400S was 219gm, and these SII's are 214gm (23mm) and respectively 224gm for the wider 25mm version. After >10 thousand miles worth of my 4000-S's being literally trouble free ;) , I am jumping in to try these new ones! My 'old' 4000-S turned in a respectable wear of about 1500 miles for the rear and 2000-2500 for the front's - solid. I know that these will get the same ;)

Like the 4000-S - but a wee bit better
1 5

Terrible

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Horrible feel. Felt like I was riding a cheap tire from a department store. Grip is terrible in the wet too. Went down hard when tires gave out in a corner. Didn't even feel like I was pushing it. Check out Vittoria Evo Corsa, Veloflex Corsa, or Schwalbe Ultremo.

Responded on

I'll add slightly less overtly harsh criticism but the same basic thoughts for the original Conti 4000s that everyone loves so much. I simply don't understand it. Compared to the first two tires you mention, the Vittoria Open Corsas and Veloflex Master/Corsa, the Contis seem to have much less feel, suppleness, and cornering prowess. To me, those two tires are in another category, far closer to a true tubular in road feel and performance. Simply put, the Conti just feel clunky and unsophisticated next to the Veloflex and Vittoria. Actually, even the Michelin Pro 4 has better overall feel on the road. On the other hand, everyone just seems to love the Conti, perhaps because it's all they know. Aside from a bit more wear, I see no advantage at all.

- kh

2 5

Side wall

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

I just can't stand that the sidewalls fray. If I pay $70 for a tire I sure don't want to cut stings off the sidewalls after a few weeks. Looks tacky