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Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic Folding Road Tyre
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|Black / Black||700x20c||
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|Black / Black||700x23c||
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Fit the Grand Prix Supersonic with the Race28 Supersonic tube & you have the lightest & fastest tyre combination on the market. This tyre is intended for race use only in TT events, & is not recommended for road races or training rides.
Top Features of the Continental Grand Prix SuperSonic Folding Road Tyre
- 3 carcass plies
- The lightest clincher tyre on the market!
- Slick tread & super fine casing
- Designed purely for the speed of competition
- New all-black tread compound improves durability
- There is no extra puncture protection with the Grand Prix Supersonic due to the lightweight construction. Riders should weigh up the compromises that they are willing to take before selecting this tyre
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
All components of the Supersonic tyre (and tub) were individually reduced in volume and weight to what is absolutely necessary and technically feasible. This affects, for example, the thickness of the tyre casing topping, material distribution of tread rubber, the thickness of the tread compound and the thickness of the tube walls. Of course, only highest-quality materials are used: highly refined polyamide for the carcasses, the famous ASC (activated silica compound) technology or the tried-and-tested Endless Edge tread pattern design.
Radically optimising a tyre in terms of weight and rolling resistance means, of course, cutting back on other tyre properties. In terms of mileage and puncture resistance, the Supersonic tyres do not measure up to the proven quality of their corresponding all-around tyres.
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 SuperSonic Folding Road Tyre
Review from Cycling Plus
Billed as the lightest clincher on the market, the Supersonic seems to be jsut that: almost 30g seperates it from its nearest rival. It's also very fast, with a rolling performance that's matched only by Michelin's Pro 2 Light. The price you pay is the tyre having a shorter lifespan - a season, say - and a greater risk of punctures, because there's no protective layer. Continental are up-front about this, recommending it for time-trial use only and adding: "Riders should weigh up the compromises that they are willing to take before selecting this tyre". It's a supple tyre, with a 310tpi casing and Black Chilli carbon added to the rubber. Supersonics are not recommended for your road bike or winter trainer but should certainly be on your short-list for time-trialling.
A very light and very fast tyre - ideal for your time trial bike.
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I use the same tubes in my 700x20C Supersonics with no problems.
Use - Track and Triathlon
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