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Description

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. As one of the world's largest tire manufactures, Continental has a host of technologies and compounds it can lean on giving it the ability to build the highest quality tires, hell the majority of the pro peloton rolls on them, and while we weren’t quite sure how Conti is able to create a road tire that's significantly faster, more comfortable, and less prone to flat than its previous version, somehow it did.

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.

Another returning element from the GP4000 is its Vectran technology right under the tread to boost puncture protection. Vectran is a synthetically manufactured liquid-crystalline polymer fiber that's not unlike spider silk, that gram for gram is stronger than steel. To create it, Conti spins the melted liquid polymer Vectra and processes it further into a multi-strand thread where it enjoys tremendous tear resistance at a very low weight, an ideal puncture protection breaker for a high-performance road tire as it's lighter, more flexible (the key to not affecting rolling resistance), and better protects against cuts than a comparable nylon breaker.

What is brand new on this tire is its Active Comfort Technology. Continental doesn't go into great detail here other than mentioning that it's embedded in the tire construction and helps to absorb vibrations thus leading to a smoother ride. The other new bit of technology is Lazer Grip where it uses a laser to etch a micro profile that extends over the tire’s shoulder for next-level cornering confidence.

  • A clincher racing tire that you can train on
  • Black Chili compound reduces rolling resistance and increases grip and mileage
  • 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
Tech SpecsWeight
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
Recommended Use
road cycling, triathlon
Manufacturer Warranty
limited
Weight

Actual Weight

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Grams

Oz

Black,23mm, Black Chili
218g
7.69oz
Black,25mm, Black Chili
224g
7.90oz
Black,28mm, Black Chili
n/a
n/a
Black,32mm, Black Chili
n/a
n/a

Claimed Weight

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[700c x 23mm] 205g, [700c x 25mm] 220g, [700c x 28mm] 250g, [700c x 32mm] 295g

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've ridden the conti 4000 series for quite a long time now. I've tried some other tires but have always come back, they are/were a great tire. I've only put a few hundred miles on the new 5000's and so far I do feel a difference, although very small. Very smooth ride for a clincher, as always, but super nice on the new version. Protection has been excellent but we'll see what a summer of riding brings. I'd expect them to be great, I expect a lot from conti now, they've set the bar high.

Avg. ride time: 2h 41m per week
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The best got better

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

These are a nicer more supple road feel compared to the 4000's II's with more cut resistance. Ive logged about 400 miles here in NH so far this spring. The roads have debris everywhere. On my 4000 II's I would have had a couple small cuts or nicks here and there. Nothing of concern but I would find something. I just inspected both tires closely this morning on the new 5000's. After inspection I cannot find a single cut or nick after appx 500 miles. Better ride feel with more cut resistance is pretty cool. Not to mention they are slightly lighter to the previous gen tire. Really great tire as expected. I hope the long term wear is as good as the 4000's but obviously after 400 miles I cannot speak to that. Judging by the short term cut resistance I would expect them to wear at least as long, if not better as a 4000 II long term.

Active comfort actually works

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've always admittedly been mostly a Conti tire rider on 4 seasons and 4000's. When the 5000 came out with the 'active comfort' claims I scoffed at a potentially gimmicky do-nothing technology. It works!!! The difference is immediately noticeable as you get that supple cotton tire feel. Logged over a 1000 miles on a set of 25's and bumped up to the 28's since they've become available just to try them. Even MORE comfortable! Still rolls crazy fast. Can't praise Conti enough for these. Can't wait to try the TL.

Avg. ride time: 28m per week
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Bead failure

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I just put these on a week ago. My previous Michelin power competition clinchers lasted about 3500 miles. I ride enve 6/7 wheels.



Less than 60 miles later and I had a bead failure where the tire came out of my rims and caught in my brakes. Pretty nasty fall. But the bike and my body is ok.



I would caution anyone looking at these to take a second look at other tires. Maybe it was a defective tire, but I won’t be running these again.

Bead failure

Hi Justin, I would contact ENVE about this issue. They recently issued a product warning that some open tubulars are not safe to run on their carbon wheels because beads are tearing. I run ENVE 3.4 and the sharp edges on the wheels have been tearing the beads on the Vittoria Corsa tires I’ve been running. ENVE blames the tires manufacturers but I do think the ENVE wheel edges are quite sharp. I’ve switched to the more robust Schwalbe One tires and I’ve had no issues so far.

Avg. ride time: 1h 6m per week
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Great tires

    I use these for training and racing. Perform well.