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Grand Prix 5000 Tire

The all-new Grand Prix 5000 Tire from Continental is a worthy successor to its Grand Prix 4000 S II, a tire that stood atop its road clincher tire range for a dozen or so years and a favorite among cyclists worldwide. What made the GP4000 so universally loved was that it was truly a competition-worthy tire in terms of weight, grip, and rolling resistance, but unlike typical racing rubber, the tire was actually durable enough to fend off debris so you could train on it daily, while also lasting quite a while so you could rack up some miles before the threads began to show.

We'll start with its rubber compound as it continues to use Black Chili balance. The rubber compound is critical because it defines the tire's grip, rolling resistance, and longevity. Typically, you can't alter one without it affecting the other which is exactly where Black Chili shines. Using the latest knowledge of polymers and raw material research, Conti uses special synthetic rubbers along with proven natural rubber, creating a high-performance mixture. To it, it adds super-tiny carbon black particles, optimized in shape and surface properties.

The complex compound technology is so exclusive that Conti only manufactures tires using Black Chili compound in its Korbach, Germany plant. The tiny size of Black Chili particles allows them to mold to variable road surfaces more readily. It gives the tire greater ability to conform to imperfections in the road surface for excellent grip in demanding situations, such as high-speed cornering, while also reducing rolling resistance. Since the Black Chili particles are so small, more particles fit into the contact patch of the tire, reducing wear and increasing longevity.

  • A clincher racing tire that you can train on
  • Black Chili compound reduces rolling resistance, increases grip
  • Active Comfort Technology lessens vibrations for a smoother ride
  • Vectran breaker technology reduces puncture risk
  • Lazer Grip etching improves cornering traction
  • Conti's GP5000 ushers in a new era of road clincher tire dominance
  • Item #CON005O

Compound
Black Chili
Size
700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
Type
Clincher
Protection
Vectran breaker
TPI
330
PSI
[700c x 23mm] 110-120, [700c x 25mm] 95-120, [700c x 28mm] 95-115, [700c x 32mm] 85-100
Bead
Folding
Claimed Weight
[700c x 23mm] 205g, [700c x 25mm] 220g, [700c x 28mm] 250g, [700c x 32mm] 295g
Recommended Use
road cycling, triathlon
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 4

Good tires

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I’ve ridden just over 500 miles in these, including a 200 miler from Seattle to Portland. Very smooth and grippy tire, but they are prone to having little tidbits lodged in the tire, especially riding in the city. Ive had 1 flat so far. Would recommend

>Rating: 5

Sticky and Fast-Rolling Tires. No Flats!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x28c
Height
5` 9"
Weight
135 lbs

I have ridden just over 3500 miles on these GP5000's and have no complaints. They are light, fast rolling tires with a sticky feel. They mounted quite easily and have been low maintenance since install. I ride mostly on paved roads but often on rough surfaces, chip-seal, and dodgy shoulders sprinkled with debris. I have had NO FLATS with these tires. NONE! I'm probably just lucky but they have proven to be very durable. The rear tire has begun to square off, but that is to be expected. NOTE: Continental sizing has changed with the GP5000. I previously ran GP4000s in 28c width, which measured 31.5mm wide when set to pressure. The new GP5000 tires in 28c measure an actual 28mm wide when set to pressure. 700x28c were 237grams on my PT scale.

>Rating: 5

Love these tires so far

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25
Height
5` 10"
Weight
178 lbs

These tires are my first experience with Continentals. So far I am quite impressed and delighted with my purchase. With only about 150 miles on the tires, I am most impressed with the cornering and the the low roll resistance. Maybe I stuck with Hutchinsons too long but they always seemed fine. Relative to the Hutchinson Fusions I replaced, I feel like, I'm riding with a 5 MPH tailwind. Those little nano-fuzzies that wrap down the sidewall seem to do amazing things. Maybe I'm not cornering better but I sure feel more confident pushing the speed on corners. Some reviews mentioned they struggled with mounting. Not my experience. One tire went on with ease the other took a little more oomph but not a real issue. Can't address puncture resistance at this point but so far so good

>Rating: 1

Burn me 4 times, shame on me

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small

To quote the description: A clincher racing tire that you can train on. This statement is patently false. The tire rides well (once you can get the buggers on), dont get me wrong. But the 5000 bears no resemblance to the 4000 when it comes to durability. I was a loyal, loyal conti rider. But I’ve had 4 of these tires give out with cut flats and the tread coming down to threads, and for 3 of them I rode them for less than 3 weeks. If this happens once, bad luck. Twice, you’ve angered the tire gods. But three times, back to back...that is a bad tire. The fourth time this am is inspiration to write a 1 star review. Unless you expect training tires to be completely consumable, you should not ride these for training. Maybe for race day (whenever that happens again)...

To
>Rating: 5

200 Miles - - so far so good

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Height
5` 7"
Weight
160 lbs

I've always heard that one of the smartest and best enhancement to a bike is to get new tires. I now concur! I picked up 3-4 mph, depending on the road. Smooth, fast and grippy. It runs tight so fitting it into the rim will take a little bit of time and some sweat. Don't let the other reviews regarding the size scare you. It'll fit, just work with it.

>Rating: 5

Yes, shorter than you think!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
25mm and 28mm
Height
5` 10"
Weight
146 lbs

I bought a 25mm 5000 series Conti to replace a Michelin Pro 4 on my front wheel. I was immediately surprised by how much "shorter" the Conti was than the Michelin. This was a big deal as I ride a 10 year old Fondriest DF2, which I love but was a bit sad that I had to go with the narrower tires popular back in the day, because the wider tires were too tall for the frame and fork. After riding on the new tire I was very surprised to find that it actually had a "silkier" ride as proclaimed in other reviews. I usually attribute such claims to the excitement of putting on new rubber or the difference between a new tire and an old used one. However, I can say emphatically that the difference was more than subtle, although I may be falling into the same trap I just described. In any case I ordered a 28 mm for my front wheel and moved the 25 mm to the rear (spacing is more confined than the front fork) and I am now enjoying the lovely road feel of the wider (but not Michelin tall) Conti tires. Now, there is a caveat to all this as the wheel width can have an effect on the "tallness" of the tire, I believe. So buyer beware, your wheel-set may be an issue. But for me, I get to keep a frame I love for awhile longer than I anticipated.

>Rating: 4

32mm Road Tires for the Win

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

As a recreational sport rider, my main focus on road rides is going far and exploring new roads. Im in no way someone who's concern is all about speed. That said, first impressions, I was shocked at how fast the 32mm felt on the road. Coming from 28mm, this wasn't a huge shift but the added comfort on inconsistent New England roads was very welcome. Im 133 lbs and ran these with pretty low pressures (55 front/60back), they still felt a touch stiff so I might try less pressure on my next ride. I've got less than 50mi on these but id def buy these again.

>Rating: 5

Sticky

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These tires are great, super tacky and roll well. Since they are very supple, they are heavily prone to getting nicks from small rocks/road debris if you ride in such areas. Overall flat protection is good.

>Rating: 4

much truer to size than GP4000

It will be another month before the roads clear for riding (so my 4 star grading doesn't mean much), but I can comment on the width of these. I went with the 700x25 clinchers, and mounted them on my DTSwiss ERC 1100 rims with 19mm internal diameter. Using a micrometer, the GP 5000s at 90 psi measured out to 25.8 mm width. This compares to the 700x25 GP4000s which measured out to 27.45mm on the same rims.

>Rating: 3

Good tires / not very supple

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I use these for their good durability and grip. I do find them strangely 'hard' and often think I've run over something or am having a flat due to this harshness.. I normally ride on tubulars (Vittoria and Veloflex) so I'm spoiled for ride quality and road feel. But these are also not even as supple as Vittoria clinchers .. Still I like the no-flats and long-life factors, so continue to use them on daily training where performance isn't really the main issue. If you're looking for finesse and a true race-day tire, and feeling connected to the road, go with Vittis or Velos.

I agree. My 5000’s were very flat prone. Went back to the Corsa G’s.

>Rating: 5

Great tires

These are low rolling resistance tires with great grip and puncture resistance. And they last long for a lightweight racing tire ihave used these for a couple years with excellent experience.

>Rating: 5

GP 5000

Seems to be a great tire. Rolls fast and smooth.

>Rating: 5

My friend Loved Them

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I got this for a friend. He loves the Contis! He has tried other tires, but these are by far the most flat-resistant and longest lasting tires out there he says. The new 5000s provide a very, very good ride and should last for thousands of miles.

>Rating: 2

Bring back the 4000

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Fast tire, but otherwise a big step down from the 4000. Tire completely squared off after 500 miles. I used to get 3,000 miles out of the 4000’s. This has gone from a great all around road tire, to a race day only tire.

Thanks, I have heard that from a few people. I stocked up on the 4000s whenever they are on super sale. I have about a dozen in my garage.

Alan B. Don'y you worry about deterioration having so many hang in the garage?

>Rating: 5

Great so far

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I run these or Vittoria Corsa G's. They seem better made than the Vittoria's where I literally peeled off the tread from the tube the other day.

>Rating: 2

terrible sidewall strength

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

bought two sets a few months ago. Two tires have sidewall tears already, each less than 500mi. The tops are wearing quickly too. It could be shitty western PA roads, but still. I wanted to love these but I'll have to switch to something else.

I agree. I bought 2 of these last year and loved the way they rode. Quickest way to make your bike feel more responsive. The first one blew a sidewall on my third ride and needed a folded dollar bill to cover the hole and get back. I replaced the second after about 12 rides but am not sure the tire was at fault.

>Rating: 5

Great Tire

Had to buy these in a jam (long story) when there were no GP 4000's available. I put them on my HED Jet 6 Plus wheels and rode them for a few days and they felt so good I raced them on the Salt Lake Downtown Crit which was a rough, technical course. They were supple and smooth and very stable. I weigh 185 lbs and ran / run them at 81 pounds rear and 79 pounds front. It has been a month since then and I have had no problems in 1000 miles. I am very confident on them and they do not seem to be as susceptible to side-wall cuts as the 4000s are.

>Rating: 2

Sidewall split... walk home event

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Excited to try the new 5000 (25mm) tires on my Rolf Prima wheel set. Great feel and fast... last 8 years I have been on the 4000/4000ii, and these were easy to install - my new fav tire... until they were not. Yesterday, 40 miles in, at the turn I had a front flat... smooth pavement (110 lbs, 205 rider weight). I changed the tube - hole was easy to find - no wire on the inside of the tire... odd, no pinch impact. Was about to start start back and saw the grape - sidewall failure. In 10 years of IM training I have had lots of flats... but never a sidewall failure. With a number of long/fast descents I called for a ride... sure, could have deflated and put a gu wrapper to the inside... but why risk it... it was a training ride. Disappointed <200 miles on the tire... I expected better.

Excited

Hi Leo, that doesn't look good, would definitely have a talk to Conti about that. I'm similar weight (210#), I'm running the 28C's on Zipp 404's at 98-100 psi. I have hammered the crap out of these for ~3,000 km so far, including chip seal, short gravel sections, lot's of back roads, highway shoulders littered with junk at racing speeds, and some serious high speed mountain descents and I've not experienced anything like that. In fact I've found mine to be more cut/nick resistant than the Schwable Ones that have been my standard for years.

wow, that's impressive. I wonder it was a defective tire to begin with.

I’ve purchased one from LBS and found one like that after i just installed it. Took it back off right away and exchanged it for a new one. Possibly a bad batch. I’d still buy them though. Great deal here. I just needed one asap to get riding.

>Rating: 5

New "Go To" Tire for Training & Racing

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've been a Schwalbe fan for years and a Schwalbe One Clincher fan in particular in both 25C & 28C. After reading a lot of reviews I decided to give the Continental GP 5000's a go despite the fact that I had some bad experiences with some gravel kings a few years back. Back to back on the same bike, wheels, tubes, pressures the GP5000 28C's are marginally faster over my well traveled training routes and they do in fact feel more "supple" vs. the Schwalbe One. After about 2,000 km of training rides over my usual routes they are showing no more/less wear vs. typical for the Ones and the cut/nick resistance seems to be better. I typically wash my tires after every ride (seldom <70km) and inspect and superglue any nicks/cuts before my next ride so I'm pretty rigorous on inspection and I do think these are less damage prone. I have had one flat doing a 135km ride on Mt. St. Helens, puncture on a sharp bit of debris but this was simply bad luck and would have punctured most anything I believe. From a handling perspective they inspire confidence, every bit as good if not better in cornering and braking vs. the One. I'm an aggressive descender and at 190cm, 95kg I really push cornering/braking limits and find the GP5000 grippy and predictable. I've not done a lot of riding with them in the wet but what I have done has been "no drama". Very impressed with these really and have already bought another set in 25C for another set of wheels. Highly recommended.

>Rating: 5

1000 more

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I've ridden the conti 4000 series for quite a long time now. I've tried some other tires but have always come back, they are/were a great tire. I've only put a few hundred miles on the new 5000's and so far I do feel a difference, although very small. Very smooth ride for a clincher, as always, but super nice on the new version. Protection has been excellent but we'll see what a summer of riding brings. I'd expect them to be great, I expect a lot from conti now, they've set the bar high.

Kyle, Can you confirm, or deny, the slight change to the 5000s "profile"? Im running into clearance issues with 25C tires. Im running 4000IIs and they come close to rubbing the top arch of my SRAM Red brakes. If I open the calipers a bit on a climb, or if the pads are new and the calipers need to be wider, the top of the tire will rub against the caliper. My LBS said the 5000s are designed to not be as tall as the 4000s. Any ideas?

Howie, I don't know if you purchased these tires, but it's been confirmed that these run more true to size than the 4kIIs. I have a set of the 4KII 28mm tires and they are at about 32mm on my wheels. I'm about to go with the 5k 28mm. Did you buy the tires and if so, what did measure out to? Thanks...

>Rating:

Does this come with a pair of tires or are these sold individually?

Individually