One claim we can all believe is that the GP 4000 S II tire was a genuine class leader, a tire that consistently performed and out-performed when called upon. Now, after 14 years since the original GP 4000 was released, the legendary tire has been given a complete overhaul and Continental claims it is better in every performance metric.
Continental says the 5000 has 12% less rolling resistance, 20% better ouncture protection, 10% lighter, and offers a smoother and more comfortable ride.
Continental's trademark Black Chili compound has also received an upgrade in the form of a new formula as well as laser etched tread that is supposed to provide an even greater cornering experience. The company also claims that the texturing also smooths air flow, thereby decreasing drag.
- Available in 23, 25, 28 and 32mm widths for 700c
- 215g for a 25mm tyre
- 330tpi 3 ply construction
- 10g (claimed) lighter than the outgoing GP 4000 S II