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Improving on the GP4000S II, one of the best road bike tyres ever produced was a tall enough ask, but how do you improve upon the wildly successful Continental GP5000? You give it a transparent sidewall, that’s how. Regardless of the colour of the sidewall, this tyre is widely considered to be one of the best all-round road tyres ever made. Once again, Continental have demonstrated their commitment to continuous innovation, and delivered a lighter, faster tyre with more grip and puncture protection than previous attempts.
The sidewall might be transparent but that doesn’t mean this version is missing any of the trademark technology you’d expect from Continental. Like the regular version, this transparent tyre features the tyre maker’s famed Black Chili rubber compound. The transparent Grand Prix 5000 is also 10 grams lighter than previous versions in a 25 mm width, boasts a 12% reduction in rolling resistance, and a 20% increase in durability.
The brand’s proprietary Laser Grip Technology has been used to create a micro tread pattern which expands over the shoulder of the tyre. In turn, this increases the GP5000’s all-weather grip, and your confidence when railing technical corners.
It’s becoming the norm for tyre and wheel makers to push the width of the optimal size of a tyre. Continental is no exception and is fully onboard with the view that a comfortable tyre is a fast tyre. To that end, the GP5000 transparent is available in up to 32 mm in width. It is also manufactured with Active Comfort Technology which helps smooth out the jolts and shocks of rough roads.
Lightweight, tear-resistant Vectran fibres line the GP5000, which affords better protection than previous versions and helps to set a new standard for puncture protection in road-race ready tyres.
So, whether you’re training on Alpine peaks or racing in a spring downpour, with these tyres you can be fully confident that your tyres will out-perform the competition in every aspect, in every condition. In the transparent sidewall option, they’ll look awesome too.
- Handmade clincher tyre
- Transparent sidewall
- Proprietary Black Chili compound for added grip, higher durability and 12% lower rolling resistance
- Active comfort technology for vibration damping and increased rider comfort
- Vectran protection shield for higher puncture protection and a 20% increase in durability
- Laser grip technology, expands tread over the shoulder of the tyre for added grip
- 650b x 28mm – 205 grams
- 700 x 23mm – 205 grams
- 700 x 25mm – 220 grams
- 700 x 28mm – 250 grams
- 700 x 30mm – 255 grams
- 700 x 32mm – 295 grams
- Grand Prix 5000
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Top Customer Reviews
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First rate tyres
Fast and reliable. So easy to fit, you don’t need levers. Just start from the valve and work the tyre over the rim each side.
A faultless purchase .Very pleased with the postage time ,and you can't go past the GP5000s .Brilliant tyre .
Same Quality Tire, Fresh Gumwall Look
For years, the Conti GP 4000 and then the GP 5000 have been my tires, no questions asked. These are the same amazing tires but with a sweet looking gumwall/cotton tire look. Can't go wrong!!!
Great performance, and style!
I love the gp5000 already. Nabbed these when they went on sale and went I had a coupon from pbk. I already knew how well the gp5000 performed, but now I’m even happier with how great the tan sidewalls look. *chef’s kiss*
These are 23mm NOT 25mm
Tires arrived quickly, despite the shipping distance. However, these measure 23.6mm. The box reads 25mm and the tires read 25mm but my calipers read 23.6. I measured my old set of Grand Prix and they measure 25.5mm. Hmm... I thought they looked skinny when I was mounting them. I haven't ridden 23s in quite a few years, and wouldn't voluntarily choose to. The 2mm difference is quite noticeable on the rough, broken poorly kept roads around Los Angeles. I give them 3 stars because on smooth pavement they are fast and grippy.
Worst set of tyres
’ve always used continental 5000 but This kind is the worst set of tyres I have 9 flat in probably like 15-20 rides they got flat with the minimum or smallest thing on the path, they are very fast, smooth and light, I’ve use them for a race the good things I got flat when I’ve finish it.
A sublime ride
A big fan of Conti’s 5000 tires so I decided to get a pair of the transparent to spiff up the look of my all black bike. Since the transparent sidewall comes by elimination of one thin layer of black chili compound, I was a bit hesitant due to comments about sidewall punctures. I ordered a pair of 28’s and they arrived in 5 days to the US. Fantastic! Immediately put them on and did an 80 mile mountainous ride. I put 75 psi in each tire (seems to be the trend for lower pressures) and set off. The road “feel” was sublime approaching a tubeless ride with far less road vibration. Is there slightly more flex with the thinner walls? Probably. Less life? Probably, but worth it!
Continental GP 5000 Transparent
Lovely looking tyre and roll nicely as well. Just put these on my winter bike and noticed the difference straight away. Feel really nice on the road and the tan sidewall really stands out. And really easy to fit.Lush!
Beware of the size
I can't say for other Continental tire models, but this GP5000 with brown sidewall (transparent) is a lot norrower than the label. I initially bought 25c, which measure about 23.5mm (on my 17c rims at 100 psi). I finally bought 28c, which measure about 26.5 mm.