Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Folding Road Tyre
Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Folding Road Tyre
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|Black / Black||700 x 23mm||
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|Black / Black||700 x 25mm||
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|Black / Black||700 x 28mm||
Out of stock. Stock currently expected Mid March 2014
Top level racing clincher with exceptional winter and wet condition performance with a Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead and 2 extra Vectran breakers help increase puncture protection.
Top Features of the Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Folding Road Tyre
- Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead plus 2 extra Vectran breakers
- 430 tpi
- The ultimate combination of speed, lightweight and wet weather performance, combined with excellent puncture and sidewall protection
- Ultra-fine polyamide casing for supple, all day performance
- Black casing with added DuraSkin sidewall reinforcement for protection against cuts and abrasion
- Black "Max Grip Silica" compound optimised for wet weather adhesion, low temperatures and extended tread life.
|Puncture Protection:||Vectran Breaker|
|Threads Per Inch:||330|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
Toughness and wet weather performance make it ideal for fast Audax and all year round road racing.
Thanks to its DuraSkin anti-tear fabric, the Grand Prix 4 Season holds up under extreme conditions. In the Paris Roubaix race, the Hell of the North, cyclists equipped with DuraSkin enhanced tyres have the fewest tyre related problems during the race. Incorporating Conti's special wear resistant carbon compound, the tyre is characterised by very good mileage performance as well as excellent adhesion on wet roads and at low temperatures.
A double Vectran Breaker belt under the tread raises the puncture and cut protection to the highest level available on the market.
With 23mm, 25mm, and 28mm versions, the Grand Prix 4 Season makes it possible to select the right tyre for various road conditions and comfort requirements.
About the Continental brand
More than 100 years experience in the development and production of bicycle tyres has made Continental a unique company within the industry. Continental is the only German bicycle tyre manufacturer to produce its tyres in Germany. Knowing this serves as a mighty incentive to our engineers and everyone else involved in the manufacturing process to constantly strive for further innovations. In our technology and development center in Korbach, we are constantly developing new revolutionary technologies such as the unbeatable Black Chili Compound and the ultimate Vectran™ Breaker anti-puncture technology, both used at the top end of race sport. These technologies demand sophisticated processes to ensure our legendary end-product quality, and these innovations as well as the new “ProTection” and ”RaceSport” technology for MTB tyres, can only be manufactured in our factory in Germany – “Handmade in Germany”. In order to offer the best tyre for any application, we rely equally on dialogue with our professional racers, hobby cyclists and everyday bike riders. This results not only in high-end products for top sports applications such as the new Podium TT or the revolutionary downhill tyre “Der Kaiser”, but also tyres for everyday use like the new innovative combination EcoContact/EcoContact Plus as a companion to the latest e-bike trend. As a global player, Continental also maintains high-tech production facilities outside of Germany, where Continental tyres are produced for you with an equal degree of care and dedication. One thing all Continental bicycle tyres have in common is that they are developed in the technology center in Korbach, Germany, where they also undergo strict inspection. Our heart and soul is behind the phrase “Handmade in Germany”, with all of its products and technologies.
|Continental Racing Bike Tyre Chart|
Attack & Force
|700 x 18C||18-622|
|700 x 23C||23-622|
|700 x 25C||25-622|
|700 x 28C||28-622||28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8|
|700 x 32C||32-622||28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4|
|700 x 35C||37-622||28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8|
|700 x 47C||47-622|
|This is a generic size guide not all tyres will come in the sizes shown.|
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Magazine reviews for Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Folding Road Tyre
Review from Bikeradar
Looking like the Conti Grand Prix 4000 it's based on, the GP 4 Season is has more protection with winter work in mind. It has the same bead-to-bead slash resistance of Continental's Gatorskin, plus two Vectran breaker strips to keep sharps from penetrating the tread.
It's harder to puncture than the racier Michelin Pro 3 or the Gatorskin and rolls a bit quicker than the latter. Conti claims good tread life, and if you can swallow the price it's viable as a winter training tyre. For competition it's more reliable than racy.
Works as a deluxe winter training tyre or a reliable race tyre
Review from Cycling Plus
Toughness and wet weather performance make it ideal for fast audax
Rating: Overall: 9/10
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Could you please tell me what the weight of the 28mm version of this tyre is?
Would a 25mm tube or 28mm tube be best?
Hope this helps.
Without going into masses of detail, high TPI numbers generally mean a thinner, lighter tyre with lower rolling resistance. The downside of this is that the tyre may be more vulnerable to punctures.
Quick search on the web revealed that. Hope it helps, it certainly helped me as i never really looked at TPI numbers for tyres.
Thread counts have the most impact in road uses, where tire pressure is higher. According to bike tech Mike from REI's Seattle store, "A higher thread count casing makes (the tire) suppler and more resistant to punctures and makes it a little lighter."
Thread counts for a road clincher start at 60 tpi (threads per inch) and go up to 320 tpi for higher-performance clinchers or tubular tires used in racing. Other tires have thread counts as low as 20 tpi. Check the specs tab on REI.com product pages to compare different tires.
higher the TPI usualy indicates the more supple and tyre (i.e. more threads = less rubber) - it also indicates that each thread is finer and as a result more likely to be lighter.
The supplied tyres are 700c x 32. Would the 700x28 Continental fit my rims?
This will get you measurement.
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