When developing the Grand Prix 5000 road bike tyre, the engineers at Continental have tackled the challenge of developing a worthy successor for the Grand Prix 4000 S II. Not an easy task, as the popular allround tyre still was the reference road bike tyre available.
In addition, the tyre specialists from Germany have launched the Grand Prix 5000 TL – a version for tubeless systems, which now allows you to use the advanced Continental Tubeless technology on your road bike as well.
Tubeless – a true and noticeable advantage
Continental confirms that the Grand Prix 5000 TL offers approx. 5% less rolling resistance compared to the classic folding tyre version for use with tubes. Besides, the lower rolling resistance additionally increases comfort. The special Tubeless Ready Bead ensures an airtight seal between the bead of the tyre and the rim of the wheel. Thus, the Grand Prix 5000 TL is generally compatible with all road bike specific tubeless ready rims and reliably stays in position even under heavy load. Thanks to an additional inner liner, the tyre also provides an airtight seal without adding tyre sealant. Yet, Continental recommends using tubeless sealant (e.g. Continental Revo Sealant prod. code 2255637) to benefit from maximum puncture protection.
All this – and a lot more
Of course, the Grand Prix 5000 TL also features all the proven and important technologies of the standard Continental Grand Grix 5000 (prod. code 2282878) and is thus an equally good allround tyre for competition and training. The tubeless version also comes with the improved Active Comfort Technology embedded in the 3-layer structure of the casing. This technology absorbs vibrations and shocks directly where they occur and thus smoothens your ride.
· Tubeless Ready Bead
· BlackChili Compound
· Vectran™ Breaker puncture protection
· Lazer Grip
· Active Comfort Technology
· Specifically designed for tubeless use
· Intended use: Road (Racing / Training)
· Type: folding tyre / clincher
· Rubber compound: BlackChili Compound
· Puncture protection: Vectran™ Breaker
· Casing: 3-layer 180 TPI
28 - 584 / 650B x 28 / approx. 330 g / 4,5-6,5 bars (65-94 PSI)
25-622 / 700x25C / approx. 300 g / 5,5-7,5 bars (80-109 PSI)
28-622 / 700x28C / approx. 345 g / 4,5-6,5 bars (65-94 PSI)
32-622 / 700x32C / approx. 370 g / 4,5-6,0 bars (65-87 PSI)