Continental Grand Prix Road Tyre
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|Black / Black||20 x 1 1 / 8||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black / Black||26 x 1 1 / 8||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black / Black||650 x 24mm||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black / Black||700 x 28mm||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black / Black||700 x 22mm||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black / Black||700 x 24mm||Discontinued - no longer available|
Top Features of the Continental Grand Prix Road Tyre
The name is legendary, the reputation equally so. The first tyre from the famous Grand Prix series from Continental is still going strong.
- The classic Continental road tyre
- Used by racers & distance riders
- Fine casing weave means good handling & responsiveness
- Carbon black, natural rubber compound gives great grip in the wet
- Weight (g): 270
- Tyre Bead: Wire
- Threads Per Inch: 180
- Use: Road
Its carbon compound, specifically designed with mileage and wet grip in mind, makes the Grand Prix an ideal racing and training partner. The lightweight skinwall and high tpi (threads per inch) carcass give the cyclist a very responsive, positive handling experience and the double nylon breaker under the tread helps fight against road debris from penetrating the casing.
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 Road Tyre
Review from road.cc
Review of the 24mm wide Grand Prix
As a new addition to Continental's popular Grand Prix series of tyres, the Grand Prix 24mm is all about about, you guessed it, being 24mm wide, a miniscule increase over the girth of the common 700x23mm tyre but supposedly offering an increase in comfort and speed.
Continental say wider tires roll easier, yield higher mileage and offer more comfort and grip, hence the new Grand Prix profile of 24mm. They continue to explain that the extra girth is enough to exploit the advantages of wider tires, but still light and slim enough to improve the performance of any racing machine. Whether the extra 1mm over a standard 23mm tyre has that much of an advantage I can't comment on without pages of scientific tests to hand. Combine that with the manufacturers' habit of measuring their tyres differently (these GP 24s seem to be exactly the same size as the 23mm tyres from another manufacturer), and how a tyre's profile can alter depending on the width of the rim it sits on, I shall offer to take all this with a pinch of road salt.
The Grand Prix tread is made from Black Chili rubber, the German tyremeister's new compound for road & MTB race tyres. Using carbon nano particles they claim to be able to make a softer compound without sacrificing the wear rate, with 26% lower rolling resistance, 30% higher grip, and 5% longer mileage. Hang on? Carbon nano particles? These are 'nano' sized soot particles whose surface properties, according to Continental, are optimised for use in bicycle tyres. These smaller particles enable the tyre tread to deform around surface objects more quickly, improving grip. They also form a tighter bond with each other thus improving compound strength for improved tread life, it says here.
Hmmm, enough of the science bit...
I'll put my hands up here and say I've never been much of a lover of the Continental road tyre in the past, finding them too 'greasy' even in the dry, and the perenially sticky Michelin Pro3 has been my preferred rubber for quite some time now. But I've put in about 1,000 miles on these Continentals and I'm impressed. Impressed from the very first corner to be honest, none of the Continental 'squeak' that I was expecting, just a reassuring gummy lean. Nice. From there on in I've been confident on wet, greasy and mossy green corners, rider cojones giving way long before the tyre has any inkling to, and they've coped well with the dry/wet/dry mix of this Summer's roads.
They are showing very little sign of cutting up, which is good going when faced with the flinty gravel round these parts that can merrily shred a tyre, and showing significantly less scarring than my benchmark Pro3s. The GP 24s are also wearing incredibly well; the front looks almost new and the rear, whilst scuffed, has minimal rubber loss and isn't showing any signs of flattening off, the handy little tyre-wear indicator dimples look like they have a long time to wait before they can warn me to stump up for a new tyre.
Despite all the claims I didn't notice any easy-rolling increase of speed or sofa-esque levels of comfort, in fact I'd say the only downside to these tyres is they feel a tiny bit harsher over rubbly tarmac, less supple than others I've tried, but it's not a big grumble. Oh, and I nearly forgot; the "Poly-X Breaker" double thickness puncture protection strip lying under the rubber has (whispers) so far done its job perfectly.
Sticky yet resilient training and racing clincher. Ignore the marketing spiel and just enjoy the ride
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