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ContinentalGrand Prix 5000 Tire - Clincher

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Item # CON005O
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, 23mm, Black Chili
218g
7.69oz
Black, 25mm, Black Chili
224g
7.90oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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

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

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>Rating: 5

My "GO TO" clincher tire

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25 mm
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

I have been a Continental fan for years and have put thousands of miles on the previous 4000's and have now worn out several pairs of 5000's. I am not sure of mileage, I don't really keep track but I consider this a durable tire. I live in Eastern WA where tack weeds are prevalent and Continental GP tires have been better than any other tire I have used for puncture resistance. I do still have the occasional flat, especially when tread starts to wear but usually means it's time for a new tire. I train and race with this tire and feel it performs very well.

>Rating: 1

Impossible to Install

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
700C
Height
6` 3"
Weight
195 lbs

Tire was nearly impossible to install on my wheels. I had to force it on with with a tire lever and ended up puncturing two tubes in the process before I finally gave up. I have never had this issue before with Michelin tires or with the GP 4000 tire. The GP 4000 tires worked great for me but the tolerance is way too tight on these tires.

>Rating: 4

Tolerance is key to this one

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25c
Height
5` 10"
Weight
148 lbs

This is a very fast rolling tire with Spider-Man like tackiness. However... you must NOT over-inflate this tire for your weight and rim width. Higher pressure with this tire destroys it making it more prone to flatting, cuts and failures and also looses its tackiness and speed. I typically run no more than 90 to 93 psi on my 25c tires on wide carbon rims with tubes (I weigh 148lbs). In the old days, pumping tires up to 110-120 was thought to produce faster riding, this theory has completely changed. Bigger wider rims and tires with lower pressure are faster, better handling, less prone to flats and failures and last longer. The more you weigh the wider you should go with your tires and rims so that you can maintain a lower pressure on a larger volume setup and avoid pinch flats. By the way, I have never had a pinch flat on my setup and I ride over 7000 per year. This is currently my goto tire on all of our road bikes.

I also own these tires. However, got tips you provided.

>Rating: 5

So far so good

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25

Have been a long time Vittoria Corsa fan. Decided to give these a try and so far an really happy. Really smooth although maybe not quite as compliant as the old Corsa's. I'm sure they'll last longer.

>Rating:

Continental 5000 failure

Quality is just bad. 4000s was better.

Quality
>Rating:

Another

Terrible quality

Terrible
>Rating:

Another

Terrible quality

Terrible
>Rating:

Too many failures

Continental 5000s. I’m done with continental.

Continental
>Rating: 2

puncture by what looks like a staple

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

After one month of riding got puncture form a staple. Never seen that before...agree with other reviews, not as good as the 4000

>Rating:

Are these tubeless and if not do you have the Continental 5000 in tubeless at the same price?

>Rating: 2

Not as Good as The 4000s

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought
700 - 25
Height
6` 6"
Weight
195 lbs

I have these tires on two of three bikes that I own. They seemed OK at first but I have noticed a significant deterioration in the side walls of the tires. One additional thing that is puzzling if not downright disturbing is that you can see the metal weave inside the tire. Nothing has poked through that I can tell but this is still a bit unsettling. A recent ride produced a flat...no big deal...stopped and began the process......I could not NOT NOT get the tire bead to seat inside the rim while inflating (Zipp 202 carbon wheels....) finally got it seated and inflated the tire..... flat again within a few hundred feet a major tear on the tube right on the tire bead...... I have two of these left in my stash and I will try them .......but I may change to a different brand.....if things don't improve....I doubt they will.... very disappointing to say the least.

>Rating: 5

Great road tires

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I usually ride on Vittoria but have used these too...great tires, roll fast, grippy.

>Rating: 2

Disappointed

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25c
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

I’ve had these tires for 4 months. probably putting on 150 miles a week as my main training set. Usually on clean dry good roads. Sadly I noticed the tire tread falling off. This is the first set of 5000s i’ve had. I’ve always loved the 4000 series. I might go back to them.

I’ve

Wow, I've not seen that. I've been running these since they came out with them and have not had that experience. I average around 250k/wk and typically get at about 3,000 km out of a set. The roads I ride are a mix of decent, chip seal, and rough back roads, lot's of climbing and high speed descents. I've had small cuts, which are to be expected, but noting like what you are showing. I'm ~195# and generally pretty hard on tires.

I have never seen this. Been rolling on Conti GP 5000 and they are the standard for road tires. That does not look like normal road wear. I recommend these tires

When I haven’t had a catastrophic failure due to road conditions or a panic stop, my rear tire has ran 2500-2700 miles before showing normal wear that exposed the cords. My front tire now has about 3,000 on it, but unfortunately hit a substantial hole with it on my last ride. It was not showing any cords yet. I’m 6’2” and weigh 190 lbs and am a very aggressive descender on our local mountains. LOVE the grip of these tires ... probably a little over-confident for my own good. EDIT: I’m running tubeless on Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3’s ... and they are a PAIN to mount!!!

>Rating: 2

Disappointed

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25c
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

I’ve had these tires for 4 months. probably putting on 150 miles a week as my main training set. Usually on clean dry good roads. Sadly I noticed the tire tread falling off. This is the first set of 5000s i’ve had. I’ve always loved the 4000 series. I might go back to them.

I’ve

Dude looks terrible but that was a fluke... Ive been running these tires since inception and loooove them. No issues. I’d run a warranty claim on that and see what happens. Stay Motivated

That’s the way one of mine looked after a panic stop where I slid the tire. Mine actually went all the way through to the tube (at that time, tubeless now).

>Rating: 2

Disappointed

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25c
Height
5` 10"
Weight
185 lbs

I’ve had these tires for 4 months. probably putting on 150 miles a week as my main training set. Usually on clean dry good roads. Sadly I noticed the tire tread falling off. This is the first set of 5000s i’ve had. I’ve always loved the 4000 series. I might go back to them.

I’ve

Sorry to see and hear your experience with the contis but looking closely at the picture it looks like the wheel was locked up and the tire slid. I wouldn't expect any lightweight bike tire to survive that.

Looks like a massive skid mark or from riding a trainer??

>Rating: 4

Good tires

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

I’ve ridden just over 500 miles in these, including a 200 miler from Seattle to Portland. Very smooth and grippy tire, but they are prone to having little tidbits lodged in the tire, especially riding in the city. Ive had 1 flat so far. Would recommend

>Rating: 5

Sticky and Fast-Rolling Tires. No Flats!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x28c
Height
5` 9"
Weight
135 lbs

I have ridden just over 3500 miles on these GP5000's and have no complaints. They are light, fast rolling tires with a sticky feel. They mounted quite easily and have been low maintenance since install. I ride mostly on paved roads but often on rough surfaces, chip-seal, and dodgy shoulders sprinkled with debris. I have had NO FLATS with these tires. NONE! I'm probably just lucky but they have proven to be very durable. The rear tire has begun to square off, but that is to be expected. NOTE: Continental sizing has changed with the GP5000. I previously ran GP4000s in 28c width, which measured 31.5mm wide when set to pressure. The new GP5000 tires in 28c measure an actual 28mm wide when set to pressure. 700x28c were 237grams on my PT scale.

>Rating: 5

Love these tires so far

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25
Height
5` 10"
Weight
178 lbs

These tires are my first experience with Continentals. So far I am quite impressed and delighted with my purchase. With only about 150 miles on the tires, I am most impressed with the cornering and the the low roll resistance. Maybe I stuck with Hutchinsons too long but they always seemed fine. Relative to the Hutchinson Fusions I replaced, I feel like, I'm riding with a 5 MPH tailwind. Those little nano-fuzzies that wrap down the sidewall seem to do amazing things. Maybe I'm not cornering better but I sure feel more confident pushing the speed on corners. Some reviews mentioned they struggled with mounting. Not my experience. One tire went on with ease the other took a little more oomph but not a real issue. Can't address puncture resistance at this point but so far so good

>Rating: 1

Burn me 4 times, shame on me

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small

To quote the description: A clincher racing tire that you can train on. This statement is patently false. The tire rides well (once you can get the buggers on), dont get me wrong. But the 5000 bears no resemblance to the 4000 when it comes to durability. I was a loyal, loyal conti rider. But I’ve had 4 of these tires give out with cut flats and the tread coming down to threads, and for 3 of them I rode them for less than 3 weeks. If this happens once, bad luck. Twice, you’ve angered the tire gods. But three times, back to back...that is a bad tire. The fourth time this am is inspiration to write a 1 star review. Unless you expect training tires to be completely consumable, you should not ride these for training. Maybe for race day (whenever that happens again)...

To

Same here, no problem at all with the 4000. My 5000 front tire hit a small branch on the road, and got a cut on the sidewall. After reading your review, I think I will get a new set from another brand.

"New and improved!" usually just means "We found a way to make them cheaper!" Ever replaced a 20 yr old fridge with a brand new one lately? On the 20 yr old fridge if the light goes out you change a $2 bulb. On the new fridge if the lights go out it's a $200 "LED light kit" that requires a service call from a technician to change. But, hey, the new fridge is Energy Star rated! :) But tires / flats really are usually just dumb luck. I've had multiple flats in a row on a tire and then not gotten another flat for 1000 miles on the same tire. Who knows.

>Rating: 5

200 Miles - - so far so good

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 7"
Weight
160 lbs

I've always heard that one of the smartest and best enhancement to a bike is to get new tires. I now concur! I picked up 3-4 mph, depending on the road. Smooth, fast and grippy. It runs tight so fitting it into the rim will take a little bit of time and some sweat. Don't let the other reviews regarding the size scare you. It'll fit, just work with it.