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Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II Tire - Clincher

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    • Black Chili: Vectan Breaker, 700c x 23mm
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    Grippy and puncture-resistant.

    Continental’s Black Chili Compound is famous for its unusual combination of grip and durability, and the Grand Prix 4000 S II Tires are the company’s flagship road product. The GP4000s, as they’re commonly called, can be found under riders and racers from seasoned pros to weekend warriors. Continental has upgraded the long-running GP4000s with a strong, puncture-resistant Vectran yarn made from liquid crystal polymers. This yarn doesn’t cause any kind of "dead" feeling in the tires, and it keeps pesky rocks, glass, and thorns away from your tubes.

    • Black Chili Rubber Compound
    • Vectran breaker
    • Folding bead
    • Item #CON000B

    Tech Specs

    Compound
    Black Chili
    Size
    700 x 23 c
    Type
    clincher
    Bead
    folding
    Recommended Use
    road cycling

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    Love It!

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Mother always knows best for her bike! Fantastic tire, love the feel, love the grip and it keeps my bike low in weight. Definitely would recommend this tire to anyone who wants a great all-around durable tire.

    Rolls - Corners - Grips

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I have been riding this brand of tire for at least 25,000 miles and have had 1 flat over that time. Currently riding the 700c x 25mm up from the 23mm and love the way this tire rolls, corners and grips. I don't race anymore but put in a lot of serious riding and climbing and have never thought about going to another brand of tire. You can't go wrong with this one, guaranteed! Coming down the mine road in Park City at 60 mph on these and never worry about a blowout or losing traction. Buy this tire and you will never go back to anything else!

    Scary

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I bought a pair of these based on the solid reviews. Unfortunately, I had a sidewall blowout on only their second ride (less than 50 miles in). I was riding 25mph in a straight line on smooth pavement and the rear sidewall blew with a very loud pop. Luckily I was able to stop quickly before damaging my rim. Sure enough there was a 0.75" tear on the sidewall. Can't imagine what if it had been the front tire that blew. While they are fast and light tires, I need to be able to actually ride on them to do me any good, so for me, they are not recommended.

    23's for the TT beast.

    Soft rolling and confidence in the corners. Great race tire.

    23's for the TT beast.

    Amazingly sticky

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Previous to using this tire(had the conti ultras) I was very nervous around any kind of corner. Now...I'm party sure I could go straight horizontal with these round bits of amazingness. I ride these all through the race season, 23's on my TT and 25's for the road bike. I'm constant,y impressed by there grip in tight/fast corners as well as the durability. I generally get 2500-3000 miles out of a pair and I could probably stretch that even further. Are they pricy?...yes, but backcountry has had some great deals on these. When they go on sale buy them up!

    Amazingly sticky

    Confident descents...on clean roads.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm a climber, which also means I'm a descender. This tire, thus far, has given me the most confidence when rounding the turns and switchbacks. On some long mountain descents I've topped out at 53 mph and the turns are smooth with a crisp grip. I can lean confidently under standard dry conditions, more so than other tires I've tried (only 2 others, Vitorria and Michelin). However, other riders I know swear by a particular Vitorria model. I think it's up to the rider to find out which tire suits them and their riding style and conditions. But the Conti 4000s II should be in the running.
    My only drawback is that the sidewalls are really thin, and therefore weak, so as long as you don't find yourself on a dirt trail, it should be ok. I have to admit, in the winter, when the snow plows dump a ton of salt and gravel on the road, I do find myself uneasy with all the debris this renders, and I am constantly thinking about the pebbles hitting the sidewall. But that's a winter problem, and I have reduced climbing during the winter anyway.

    I have the 700 x 25 on Enve Smart 3.4 wheels.

    Best all around tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    GP 4000's are by far the best all-around performance tire on the market. There are tires that may be more durable but they don't roll as fast. There are faster tires but they aren't as durable. The GP 4000 combines both characteristics marvelously. Go for the 25's if you have the space in your frame and fork. They rolll faster than the 23's.

    "Ain't not broken don't fix it"

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Not sure what was Continental thinking why they were trying to improve something which was great. The old S was great and did holds well at all conditions I was riding them even on roads with patchy snow/ice (23 mm). Contrary S II is not made for everyday use, sidewalls are like a paper, it doesn't take to much to puncture. 500 miles and you better start looking for replacement. I ride in Colorado (5-7k miles a year) this new version is not what I was expecting at all. I stopped to using them even up front. Two or one star are appropriate in comparison to old version. I ride in all weather conditions on mixed roads, and yes I am heavier guy. 200lb

    Durability and Great Traction

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Got the 28mm tires first time around. Super nice rolling tire but the 28mm's barely fit through dura-ace brake calipers. Recommend going with 25mm's. Love these tires. I'm new to the road side of cycling so these are the only road tires I've used, but I rarely get flats. They have great cornering grip and roll fast. Got caught in the rain on one occasion and the tires never slipped. Of course I didn't try to push their limits in the rain but I didn't lose traction.

    tried and true

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Have been on the 4000S for years and just switched to these. No real noticeable difference in ride, which is a good thing because I loved the older version too. Photo shows the white decals on the side of the tire which are noticeable but not a deal breaker.

    tried and true

    Consistent all round tyres

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Have been running these clinchers and their predecessors for years. The new Mark II version appears much softer and tacky, whereas the old version would become quite hard over time.
    Puncture resistance is good, and I have not had any issues with sidewall cuts as mentioned by others, even after spending time on rough roads and riding on gravel.
    Would recommend these as a good value tire.

    Great tire at nice price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I run 25s of these tires on my road bike. I'd recommend the move from 23s to 25s for just about anyone (weight increase is marginal and ride/rolling resistance are better). I've had them on for two years with some moderate riding on gravel roads included...very few flats. Conti definitely has beefier tires available, but I've really been impressed with the toughness of such a light tire.

    You can buy speed at a reasonable price!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    My wife and I have ridden this tire more than any other. I found an extra 1mph or so the first time I mounted them. Several comparison reports show they are the fastest road clincher that is still durable and suited for a few thousand training miles. Flat resistant and have experienced good tread up to about 3000mi. Not flat proof.

    If there were a better clincher in this price range, I would ride it. There isn't. Buy the 4000S II.

    When will you offer the 700X28 size?

    When will you offer the 700X28 size?

    At this time we do not have an order in for that size. Maybe check back in a month or so to see if we have placed an order for that size. If you would like to explore similar tire options in that size feel free to chat with a Gearhead online or call us at 1-800-409-4502

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