Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher
Brand new 2019 item! available now
The Continental Grand Prix 5000, a completely new tire. Ride faster, with more comfort and with increased puncture protection. Evolved from the legendary Continental Grand Prix 4000IIS, the best allrounder in the field, brought to a new performance level.
The new 330tpi, 3-ply construction of the clincher version is claimed to increase the overall stiffness of the tire, improving stability in high-speed corners, all while reducing rolling resistance. The tire also features an elastomeric layer that Continental has dubbed Active Comfort. This claimed to improve vibration damping and improve comfort without affecting speed. Also included is an updated version of Continental’s Vectran anti-puncture strip, with the new tires claimed to be 20 percent less prone to punctures than the GP 4000 S II. The new GP 5000 features an updated version of Continental’s signature Black Chilli compound.
As with all of Continental’s high-end tires, the new GP 5000 is handmade in Germany.
12%% less rolling resistance
20% more puncture resistant
It’s all about how you mix it. The crucial balance. The rolling properties of the rubber compound of a tire are primarily determined by three interacting factors – stiction [grip], rolling resistance and mileage [longevity] . The dilemma: If you improve any of these factors it can have a detrimental effect on at least one of the others. A tire with maximum grip wears quicker and rolls more slowly. If you then make a tire roll faster and more durable, grip, in turn, is reduced.
With our BlackChili Compound, a tread compound which is always based on the latest knowledge of polymers and raw material research, we have supplied the cycling industry with an enduring solution. Depending on the application of a tire, we adjust the compound formulation for the specific discipline – for road or mountain biking, time trialling or downhill racing.
How does that work? For BlackChili, we refine special synthetic rubbers with proven natural rubber to high-performance tread mixtures. To these mixtures we then add soot particles, which in turn are optimized in shape and surface properties. The complex compound technology is so sensitive that tires with BlackChili Compound are produced exclusively in our German Korbach plant.