Continental Grand Prix 4000S Road Tyre
Continental Grand Prix 4000S Road Tyre
Continental Grand Prix 4000S Road Tyre
Top Features of the Continental Grand Prix 4000S Road Tyre
The Continental Grand Prix series of racing clinchers is the top choice of serious race bike specialists all over the world, and has been for many years. The latest incarnation is the Grand Prix 4000S.
- GP4000 tyre with our new BlackChili compound
- BlackChili gives a lower rolling resistance and higher grip
- An ideal secret weapon for the seasons main objective
- All black
- Striking silver sidewall logo
- Recommended pressure: 110psi
- Maximum pressure: 120psi
- Weight: 205g (23c), 230g (25c)
- Weight (g): 205
- Tyre Bead: Folding
- Puncture Protection: Vectran Breaker
- Threads Per Inch: 330
- Use: Road
The Continental Grand Prix series of racing clinchers is the top choice of serious race bike specialists all over the world, and has been for many years. The latest incarnation is the Grand Prix 4000S. S stands for sport, special and “schwarz“ – the german term for black.
The all black Grand Prix 4000 S catches the eye with its big silver labels. It matches every high-end race bike perfectly and can do more than just look good.
The Black Chili Compound reduces rolling resistance by 26%, grip is increased by 30% and mileage is increased by 5%.
How are these figures possible..? The carbon filler particles within the rubber compound are reduced to 1/10th of the size of standard carbon particles. This creates a closer knit with the particles having more points of contact with each other, thus forming a tighter bond, (increasing mileage performance) and also with the road (increasing grip). Also the way in which the particles interact with each other has a dramatic effect on reducing rolling resistance. Black Chili is used by several ProTour and Continental teams.
The all new Vectran breaker belt, developed and patented by Continental, surpasses even the famous puncture resistance of the former leader in this category, the GP3000. The extremely strong Vectran fabrics are more flexible and lighter than all other puncture protection materials. Vectran offers more resistance to cuts than Aramid, is five times as strong as steel and features less weight than a nylon double breaker. It also maintains strength in the wet.
About Road Race Tyres
These tyres are for racing style bikes that use clincher/hooked rims, these are the most common fitment and hook onto the rim and require an inner tube. There is a wide choice of tyres within this category and the right choice is important. Lighter tyres will accelerate quickly, but will be more prone to punctures so getting a balance is extremely important. If you require a tyre for all round use look for something with puncture protection, an average TPI(Threads Per Inch) and average weight. If you require a fast tyre and speed is the only thing that matters look for a low weight folding tyre with high TPI. If durability is your priority and speed is not so important look towards the puncture resistant tyres and consider going for a wider tyre, these will be less prone to punctures and offer a bit more comfort. For wet road conditions a triple compound or winter tyre is a good choice, these use a softer compound on the cornering surface to maximise grip.
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 4000S Road Tyre
Review from Bikeradar
Stickier, longer-lasting, decreased rolling resistance...
It's just what you want from a tyre, and Continental's new Black Chili compound in their GP4000 Special delivers with the use of nano-technology. The tiny particles have more points of contact with the road surface for better grip, while at the same time reducing wear because of being so tightly knitted to each other. Reduced rolling resistance comes courtesy of the extra flexibility of the material. With a Vectran breaker belt to help reduce punctures, is this the future of tyres?
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Tyres come with a very handy "Tread Wear Indicator", so you can see when you need to change them over.
These are a normal clincher tyre requiring an inner tube.
So assuming that the inner width of Your Alex XD-Lite rims are 17.5 mm, that is going to calculate out at :
17.5 mm x 1.45 = 25.375 mm / minimum tire width
17.5 mm x 2 = 35 mm / maximum tire width
The Continental Grand Prix 4000s 700 x 23/25 C tyres are designed to fit only onto rims with a Bead Seat Diameter ( B.S.D ) of 622 mm.
I switched from GP4000 to GP4000S because the GP4000S tyre compound holds the road better and gives a slightly better ride
I got 4000s on both front and rear and am extremely happy with them.
You can also fit them without levers.
i have a bike which came from new fitted with 700 x 23c tyres, i've used 700 x 23c, 700 x 25c & 700 x 28c tyres on this bike.
i have Shimano WHR500 wheelset
if in doubt take your bike to the local bike shop and ask the mechanic there for advice on which road tyres will fit your wheels...
but if you want to stay with a 700x25 then the excellent Conti Gatorskin is probably your best bet
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