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ContinentalGrand Sport Race Tires - Clincher

Sale 36% OffCurrent price:$29.99 Original price:$46.95

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Item # CON002Y
Description

Why We Like The Grand Sport Race Tires

Continental's Grand Sport Race Tires are a study in balance. Their NyTech breaker mimics KEVLAR's resistance to punctures but with a weight and rolling resistance that stay closer to the low levels we expect from racing tires. The Pure Grip Compound in their tread strikes a similar compromise, straddling the intersection of training durability, racing grip, and a price point that lets you run the tire for both applications without guilt. These features, combined with a 180 TPI casing, bring the Grand Sport Races to within 25 claimed grams per tire of the Peloton favorite Conti 4000 S II while nearly cutting the price in half.

  • Versatile road tire for responsive handling and secure grip
  • PureGrip compound enhances lasting performance and durability
  • NyTech puncture protection lowers resistance and reduces weight
  • Handmade in Germany with exceptional quality

Tech Specs
CompoundPure Grip
Size700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
ProtectionNyTech Breaker
TPI180
PSI[23mm] 110 - 120 PSI, [25mm] 95 - 120 PSI, [28mm] 80 - 115 PSI, [32mm] 65 - 102 PSI
Beadfolding
Recommended Useroad race, training
Manufacturer Warrantylimited
Weight

Actual Weight

Black, 700x23
257g
9.07oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[23mm] 8.1oz (230g), [25mm] 8.8oz (250g), [28mm] 9.5oz (270g), [32mm] 12.3oz
230g), [25mm] 8.8oz (250g), [28mm] 9.5oz (270g), [32mm] 12.3oz (350g

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

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Great tires

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

Had them in 25c. They are smooth, sticky and pretty much bulletproof. I rode well over 4,000 miles on my last pair and only had two punctures. In both cases casing was punctured and debris was kicked out. In one case I didn’t realize I had a flat until the next day. Measure up a little bigger, maybe a 26c which helps with smoothness. Only negative I have for them is they were difficult to change the first time I got a flat, but with so few it’s almost a nonissue. I don’t know how they compare to 5000s but it’s almost not worth finding out since you’re probably in diminishing returns territory between the two tires (at least for most riders). Switched back to Rubino Pro 3s and I regret it and will be going back after they wear out.

>Rating: 3

Tires roll great but not too durable.

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

These tires roll nicely, and are pretty light weight, specially for the price. But I wouldn't recommend them for commuting (roads) as they're not too durable, and go smooth rather quickly. I think I put maybe 250miles on mine before the thread was fully gone, and the tires started disintegrating, to the point I got two flats in a 5 mile ride. In my experience, they roll great, and I'll probably buy them again for long weekend rides, just not for my daily commute on pretty well maintained roads, but with plenty debris accumulated on the bike lane.

>Rating: 4

Good tire

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is a good all around tire. It is heavy duty, lasts awhile, and installs/removes easily enough. Down sides: it is a bit heavy and slower rolling.

>Rating: 5

Nice rubber

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These are great tires with a solid compound. Being from Utah roads can be very harsh especially with all the road work during the summer. I have found these tires to be very solid and grippy for those road conditions.

>Rating: 5

Consistent performance`

28mm version provides enough cushion for less-than ideal roads, and still rolls well and has adequate grip. Hard to beat at the price.

>Rating: 4

They're Contis, what can you say?

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I ordered a pair of the GS race tires a couple of weeks ago and, much like any other Continental road tires I've run, they've been great. Easy to mound, fast enough, good grip, and, if the promises of riding buddies hold true, a little more longevity than the GP 4000 S II's that I typically run. As an XC mtb racer, whose road whip is more of a training bike, I figured that at this price, it would make an excellent winter tire choice. Love 'em so far!

>Rating: 5

Nice rubber

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These tires are really great. I have run Continental tires on all my bikes for the past few years and I think that they make some of the most durable and high quality rubber.

>Rating: 4

Set it and forget it.

This is my go to road tire of choice. While not the lightest bell at the ball, it certainly is the most consistent. Be it rain, dirt, hot pavement, etc. These tires wear well, are puncture resistant and I am always amazed the miles I am able to get out of a pair,.

>Rating: 5

pretty stoked.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I bought these for my fixed speed and am very happy with the results. I went with the 28mm and the size of the tire seems to absorb the bad Utah roads much better than my previous setup (25mm).

>Rating:

Do these tires have a roll direction

>Rating:

I wanted to ask if it would be possible to put a 700 x28 on a 29er mtn bike to make the mountain bike more friendly on road rides. I have a Trek/Gary Fischer Superfly 100 with stock 29er wheels. Thanks Matt

Yup it should work, 29er has the same bead diameter as 700c.