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ContinentalGrand Prix 5000 Clincher Tire

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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.

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.

  • A clincher racing tire that you can train on
  • Black Chili compound reduces rolling resistance, increases grip
  • 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 Specs
CompoundBlack Chili
Size700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
TypeClincher
ProtectionVectran breaker
TPI330
PSI[700c x 23mm] 110-120, [700c x 25mm] 95-120, [700c x 28mm] 95-115, [700c x 32mm] 85-100
BeadFolding
Recommended Useroad cycling, triathlon
Manufacturer Warrantylimited
Weight

Actual Weight

Black, 25mm, Black Chili
224g
7.90oz
Black, 32mm, Black Chili
289g
10.19oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[700c x 23mm] 7.2oz (205g), [700c x 25mm] 7.8oz (220g), [700c x 28mm] 8.8oz (250g), [700c x 32mm] 10.4oz
205g), [700c x 25mm] 7.8oz (220g), [700c x 28mm] 8.8oz (250g), [700c x 32mm] 10.4oz (295g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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>Rating: 1

Horrible Tire

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

I have ridden various Continental road tires for over 25 years and they have been fantastic tires. Within one week of riding on the Grand Prix 5000 I had a sidewall blowout. Furthermore the tires were virtually impossible to install as they were so tight and Definetly impossible to get off the rim. I literally had to cut the tire off the rim. Maybe it's my wheels but so many people are having the same issue. Time to find new tires.

>Rating: 1

Not GP 5000. Should be GP 500.0 (miles)

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

as in you only get 500 miles from a tire...at the most Honestly I loved the GP 4000. I bought so many over the years. Incredibly reliable and long lasting. Very few flats and always got me home. My experience with the 5000 has been horrendous. Numerous flats and unrepairable punctures that need to be booted then thrown away after i make it home. If I didn't know better I would say that Conti purposely downgraded the GP 5000 to make sure we all buy more tires since they suck so bad. Honestly if I was the engineer who designed this i would be ashamed since it is a GIANT step backward. I will never buy another one. I have moved to a lower priced Conti with more advertised durability for one bike(but more weight) and have bought a set of Vittorias for the other bike. Conti has made the mistake of being short term greedy not long term greedy with this product design. I will tell just as many people I know how bad the 5000 is as I told how good the 4000 was. And...no nothing different...same bikes, same riding conditions, and same locations.

>Rating: 5

Continental 5000 superior performance

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
25 mm
Height
6` 0"
Weight
215 lbs

I weigh 215 I do a lot of riding on highways and shoulders of the highway. I’ve had maybe three flats over the course of 3 pairs of these tires. I love these because they’re lighter than Gatorskins and I ride hard when I’m out there.

>Rating: 3

Continental GP 5000 Clincher 25mm Tires

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25
Height
5` 6"
Weight
125 lbs

They are a very smooth riding tire. They are not quite 25mm with an old rim with 17mm inner width. They are little over 25mm with 19mm inner width and about 27mm with 21mm inner width. They have average life for a lightweight tire. But they share a problem with gp4000's. They have a small ID and are hard to install on Shimano, Mavic, or Rolf Rims. Like the GP4000's they are absolutely impossible to stretch onto Ritchey rims. The guy at the LBS laughed at me when I said I couldn't install it on that rim. He couldn't get it on either. So they are incompatible for some rims.

>Rating: 3

Less Tread for More Money

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

Like many, I used GP 4000s II tires for years. Compared to those, these tires have less tread and cost more. There are no significant technological improvements either, unlike when the Black Chili compound was first introduced. There are more sizes (30mm, 32mm) than the previous version and the graphics are more understated. For wheels that are non-tubeless, I still use GP 4000s II tires and will replace them with the tube-type comparable Schwalbe or Michelin model.

>Rating: 5

Continental GP 5000 Clincher 25mm Tires

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
25mm
Height
5` 4"
Weight
125 lbs

I switched from Continental GP 4000S Clincher 23mm Tires to Continental GP 5000 Clincher 25mm Tires and I love these tires. No problem fitting on my Enve 3.4 Clincher Wheel Set or with clearance on my Pinarello F10. They ride softer, smoother and seem faster.

>Rating: 3

Be prepared to tell group: "go on guys "

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
25
Height
6` 4"
Weight
183 lbs

Agree with several reviewers - GP 5000 and HED Ardennes Plus wheels is a very, very rocky marriage.....

>Rating: 2

Love them but impossible to remove

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

I've been a long time ( 5+ year ) conti GP rider and love them. Unfortunately, after being stuck out on the road for the third time I finally made the decision to switch brands. I almost never have issues with the tires - they perform well and are very reliable, but if they do flat, I can't change em. The bead is so tight that I have had to cut them off and use pliers on my last 2 sets. It could be the combination of wheels ( HED Ardennes ) and tires, but I never had this problem with the 4000s. I think it may be because these are now "tubeless ready". If you do buy them, I recommend you do a dry run and make sure you can break the bead on yours before you have to do it in the wild.

I love the ride with these tires, but I’ve experienced the same issue trying to remove and remount these tires. The problem is significantly worse with tubeless ready wheels. While still quite tight with my old DuraAce wheels, it is easier to change

Never heard of such a thing! I have the 4000 and 5000 version and have never had an issue with removal.

>Rating: 5

Best Road Tires

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

GP 4000’s are fast, durable and grip well. These are the best road tires out. Convince me otherwise.

You are right! The 5000's are alright. Grippy? Yes. Easy to put on/off? So-so. Prone to punctures - particularly the sidewalls? Absolutely. I miss my 4000s. I had two sets over 6 years and had 2 flats total. I bought the 5000s to replace my 4s and have had 3 flats in one season. Disappointing.

The Conti GP line has been fantastic for 20ish years and are the only clinchers I’ve been purchasing/riding. The 5Ks don’t share the virtues of previous gens and I’m not sure the Conti engineers intended them to belong to the GP family. Speaking of family, I removed these asap and put them on my dad’s bike (he doesn’t ride—and neither do I like him—much). I find myself primarily on Vittorias for the first time since junior racing, they’re terrific, and I love the nostalgia factor.

>Rating: 4

Continental GP 5000 Clincher Tire

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
25mm
Height
5` 4"
Weight
125 lbs

I replaced my Continental GP 4000 Clincher 23mm Tires with the newer Continental GP 5000 Clincher 25mm Tires with the idea of a softer and faster ride. My first impression is the tires feel quick but are a harder ride at the same 100 PSI. I will try different pressures within the recommended min/max range. I would like to acknowledge Kendall in customer service for sorting out my order. Many thanks, Daniel

>Rating: 5

Sram battery

Excellent product. Good packing. Fast shipping

>Rating: 5

A solid all-around performer

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700 x 25
Height
5` 9"
Weight
154 lbs

From this cyclist's perspective this tire is pretty darn good. I have nearly 4000 miles on my first one, a 25mm clincher. Despite meeting with the usual road debris, broken pavement, rain, etc., in northeast Ohio, no issues. These roll just fine at 95-99 psi. Sure, you might get a puncture occasionally on the best of tires, but haven't yet with this one.

>Rating: 5

Great tires

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 11"
Weight
200 lbs

I have ridden these tires for over 1,000 miles with no flats and they are faster than the gatorskins i used before. I had purchased another brand as they were rated as faster. They were until they went flat after six miles. Flat again in 20 miles, Flat again at 32 miles. All on Florida Ironman.

>Rating: 5

Continental 5000

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700c x 23
Height
5` 7"
Weight
185 lbs

I love these tires! They are fast! I am on my second set of them as a recreational rider averaging about 50 miles a week. The first set lasted me 2 1/2 seasons.

>Rating: 1

NOT 25mm

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought
25mm
Height
6` 6"
Weight
189 lbs

I have run continental for years. I have conti 25mm, these were a replacement. i put it on and before i even inflated i thought "they look small" turns out these are about 23.5mm according to my caliper. my old continental 25mm on the front measures 25mm. the box says 25mm, the tire says 25mm. Not 25mm. BS

>Rating: 5

No issues.

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

I have been using Conti’s for the last 5 years. I have about 1000 miles on the new 5000’s and love them so far. No issues mounting them or flatting. 4000 was a great tire and I have high hopes for the 5000. They’ve been in the rain a few times and done well.

>Rating: 5

This thing is bulletproof

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

I'm not sure where the others are coming from with their issues of punctures, but I've found these to be bulletproof in regards to glass. I've had some chance encounters with glass recently that I was sure was going to flat me, but I still was inflated after rolling through the broken glass. After the ride I inspected the tires, and although there were some substantial cuts in the outer rubber layer itself, it never made it through the under layer to the tube. One of the cuts was so long and deep I still cannot believe the tube didn't get punctured, and that the tube didn't start to "balloon" out the cut. I do run these at only 90 PSI (and I run the 25s) so maybe that's got something to do with it. But for me, these are bulletproof, comfortable and sticky, and I get around 2500 miles with them.

>Rating: 4

Good service for the past year

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25

I've been using the Conti GP5000 for over a year now, with good service, durability, and performance. I have 2,700 miles on these and still have some tread remaining on the rear, based on the wear indicators. This is comparable to the GP4000S II that I had been using. No issues with punctures or tread/sidewall failures. They are a bit snug to install but not any worse than other tires.

>Rating: 2

Disappointing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
700x25
Height
6` 0"
Weight
200 lbs

If you don't like dealing with flats, avoid these things. I've run all iterations of Conti's GP tire for years (decades actually). In fact, they have been my almost-exclusive go-to tire for road cycling. The GP 4000 was almost perfect for my needs. Good performance, decent longevity, and very good puncture resistance. So, of course, they got rid of it. These GP 5000 tires seem like a big step backwards in the puncture-resistance department. In 6 months time, I've already had twice as many flats on a GP 5000 rear tire than I had in 5 years combined on a GP 4000. Same wheels, same bikes, same pressures, same roads ridden. I know that flats are often a function of "luck" but this is too much of an aberration to ignore. To me, they do not exhibit any more "performance" or comfort vs. the GP 4000 so I'm getting nothing in return...except for more flats. I guess it's finally time to see what other options are out there and leave Conti in the rear view. Oh, and yeah, the GP 5000 are a bit harder to mount than the older varieties, even on old-school (non TL compatible) rims like an Open Pro.

It’s just bad luck. I’ve ridden almost 4K miles this season on the GP 5000s without a single flat, but I might get three flats on my next three rides. There’s very little difference between the GP4000 and GP5000, they’re both great tires, but they’re both susceptible to flats, owing to their very light weight construction. I haven’t had any issues mounting the tires on Campy Zonda rims.

>Rating: 4

Good, not perfect tires

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700X28 & 700X32

I like most everything about these tires, which I've used a lot on several different bikes. They're priced right, when on sale. They install nicely. They roll and perform great. What I *don't* like about them is that I've experienced more punctures on them than any other tire I ride on, somewhere between 3-5 flats. Would the exact same conditions that brought down my GP5000's also bring down any, most other tires? Maybe! You can never be sure. Still, it's hard for me to shake the psychology that sets in when you get so many punctures on any one brand/make.