New 2019 Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clincher Road Tire Review – Best Clincher Tires
New 2019 Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clincher Road Tire Review – Best Clincher Tires
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New 2019 Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clincher Road Tyre Review – Best Clincher Tires
As we mentioned on instagram, a big thanks to Dave and the guys at Velo Vita for ‘loaning’ us a set of the newest Continental Grand Prix 5000 Clincher Road tyres on the market we now feel are the best clincher tires.
With that said though, I was given a pretty broad brief “Ride them, and tell us what you think”. The brief was broad enough that we thought the best idea was to hand over the question of what you would like to see to you guys.
Durability was a big question, but so was are they worth the $$$ over the 4000’s. So with that in mind we hit some tests up and I hope you enjoy the findings
Continental say these are the key features:
* Aerodynamic, agile front tyre coupled with grippy and comfortable rear tyre.
* Excellent puncture protection thanks to Vectran puncture protection insert .
* Excellent grip, high mileage and efficient rolling thanks to BlackChili Compound.
The New Tubeless 5000 tires courtesy of – https://www.velovita.com.au/
THE OLD 4000s available here – https://www.bikebug.com/continental-grand-prix-gp4000s-ii-folding-clincher-tyre-p-6095.html
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I find Conti 4000s are overrated, other tires are underrated. Some great tires like Michelins, IRC and Panaracer etc out there. Will try the 5000s though, just because I haven’t tired them yet.
Lol chris I live by that M2 entrance and I do that weekly. Only one puncture after a few years of riding. I have been running 4000II for years, think I have gone through 10+ of these. My biggest issue with them is sidewall strengh. Always replaced due to sidewall failures, only had like 2 tires go out due to running out of TWI. Also the late batches had a issue where the fabric wrapping around the bead tends to fray for unknown reason. The fraying became worse and one time the thread was caught and entangled in the gap between the hub cassette. Another time the thread frayed enough it made the sidewall dettach from the bead at one site and a really loud blowout ensued while my bike was (thankfully) parked at a cafe near my home. So if the 5000 can have stronger sidewall that is a good reason to upgrade. But for now, 4000II at $50 each right now is just unbeatable. I rememeber 4000II was sold at 80 bucks few years back, then 64 bucks, then 59 bucks and now 50 bucks. Reckon it takes a while for 5000 to come down huh? UPDATE: according to rollingresistance site the 5000 has less thread and sidewall puncture resistance than 4000II. For about 2 watts saving at 100 psi? Don’t think I will buy it.
When I first heard the new updated tire I immediately committed to putting them on the race bike for the 2019 season. I’ve loved, loved, LOVED, the gp4000s ii!
Between racing, rain, cruising, puncture protection, stability on hard pack gravel (a couple of the paved trails in the Seattle area haven’t been completely asphaulted so you got some hard pack gravel), and yes even light snow on the ground (originally from Wisconsin) the 4000s were/are AMAZING. Have I mentioned 0 punctures during the last two years of exclusively riding the 4000s? Never felt so confident on a tire, I just trust it implicitly. If the 5000s are only a 1% improvement then they will be worth the price to me. These will go on after the winter months and the local crit and track races start, super excited to try them!
Thanks for the review, it’s what I expect from you and it’s fantastic!
4000 will always win until 5000 is cheaper…
What size tire did you use for review? 25s or 23s?
Thanks for a straight forward review. Great to hear someone talk straight about them. I think I will likely give them a go when I need new tyres.
would like to see the tubeless version being tested – thanks
Great review and congratulations on the win for you guys!
Hi Chris. Continental tyres are slightly taller in profile(oval shaped) compared to most brands. Important because with close fitting frames the tyre may hit back of BB area or even fork crown.Is this the case with the 5000’s?
How’s the sidewall protection I wonder. I had worst experience with gp 400 side wall blow outs
I have the GP 4000 S 2 and im definitely picking up the 5000 never will switch to another brand Contis are the best
looks like centennial park to me 😂
shut the fuck up
Had been riding Conti GP4000S for 3 years. Problem I have is riding in Abu Dhabi the high temperatures 36 – 50 C during summer seem to wear the tires down very quickly (ie: replaced each 6 months / was also rotating front/back tire for extra life). I new when to change tires as I would start getting punctures or side walls cracked and pinched tubes. Since Pirelli launched their new range of tires, I have been riding on Pirelli Zero’s for a year and they have been really good, only 1 puncture so far (touch wood). Admittedly I do not do the km’s that you guys do, but still I expect some value for money in a product that you would have thought they would have conducted more testing in extreme conditions. Hope Conti GP 5000’s perform much better. Cheers
I still have a couple of 4000s ll left I’m going to have to go through first, but I’ve always been please with the wearing and cut protection, always thought it was excellent and I ride on some very debris covered roads at times so I can’t wait to put some 5000 on..
How do you take the video while ridding, and what camera do you use, thank you guys for the video, you guys are great. And i hope you guys will answer me! Im buying these tires tomorrow!
Chris have you tried Gatorskins for puncher resistance on training wheels? They dont look the best but in Alice Springs we have more broken glass then Bagdad
how many Kms would you get out of these tyres? Anyone
I’ve been riding the 4000’s for a few months. Never had so many punctures ever. Bought some 5000’s and waiting for them in the mail. Hope they out perform the 4000’s or it will be back to Vittoria.
How do you like the c24 wheels? Im looking at buying them. They are not crazy expensive now.
I ride GP4000s in the Reflex model, ie silver reflective sidewall with no logos. Much sleeker look without branding. Will the 5000 have this option? When riding an 80km return commute up the M2 and M7 performance matters more than a 5km inner-city trundle.
I use Challenge Strada open tubulars. With latex tubes the ride in a 25mm is sublime…. 🙂
Nice W. I think Coyle sums it up nicely, don’t fix what isn’t broken. I love the GP4000II. If they have one downfall it is that they do seem to pick up cuts in the sidewalls and small holes where I ride, which has plenty of little pieces of flint on the road, but I stick a patch inside and that seems to be fine. I was in the bike shop today and the GP5000 were on the shelf for £55, so quite a bit more. I wouldn’t pay the extra, but I’m sure they will be as good if not better. The only thing I don’t think they got right is the packaging. It’s almost all black now. I had to ask if they were in stock, so easy to look straight past them.
Tried a bunch of different tires, but never tried the GP 4000’s or 5000’s
I have been so happy with the S-Works gripton , they feel great!!!! Why change I say, but must try the GP4000/5000 just in case 🙂
what width tyre did you test?
Bought some and the first ride felt great. Felt faster, smoother, and cornered well.
Hi Chris. Does the durability of 5000 is good or the same as 4000?
I have 1488 km’s on my new 25mm GP5000’s, mounted on Zipp 404’s, look great and ride smooth combined with zero flats!
How the fit on the rim go?
Hi Chris, What a wonderful blog, all the very best, keep up the great work, fully commended. Craig Murray
Bro the shoulder of the M2 is probably as good as the best roads where i ride.. wierd you call it the worst road to ride on.
What tyre pressure did you run Chris?
Have to agree with AH, can’t believe you don’t have more subscribers. Love the channel
But will you go tubeless? I have Schwalbe Pro One Tubeless 25mm on my S-works Venge and I’m interested in going back to clinchers since tubeless tires are a pain to fit when they aren’t new out of the box. Can you do a comparison between the tubeless conti and the clinchers?
So do I have to unsubscribe then resubscribe to try win the hat 😂
Great review, have 4000’s on the summer bike so a good upgrade for next year. On a side note how was your switch from Apple. How you liking the TAG compared to the Apple Watch?
Have just purchased a pair from 99Bikes, can’t wait to fit them up, I did toss up mounting them tubeless But have had issues with my Scwalbe Pro Ones running tubeless so back to lightweight Conti Supersonic tubes seems to be best for me and the riding/racing I do. Will keep you posted on how they go. Cheers.
Where I ride there are no smooth roads. The roads are all chip & seal and in the Winter rock salt, Potholes and generally a lot of blacktop cracking apart. I’ve learned you don’t use any racing tires at all. If fact 23C is is just to skinny a tire for reliability. I’ve tried every brand and they all suck for what they cost. These 5000 have not been out long enough for anyone to give a review without just spewing the marketing hype behind them. Give it a year after thousands of suckers have tried them before throwing large dollars into something that may not be right for you. By the way, if you’re spending more than $40 on a bicycle tire you’re an idiot, that’s still more than 4X higher than it cost the manufacturer to make them.
The best tires? Hardly. I have great respect for Continental and I’ve used their tires for years (4000s and 4Seasons) but while they’re fine for club rides and training, they are not the best tires for all types of riding. Rene Herse and Soma make far better tires for touring as just one example.
Chris – love your channel. What make is your helmet? Cheers
Bella bici ……..Bianchi made in itali
Hmmm interesting. Wondering how they compare to the S-works? Switched from GP4000 to s-works because the grip was better with same puncture resistance. Hesitant to go back because the s-works have been so good. I’ve also heard some say the s-works has better grip than the 5000’s after running both 🤔.
Hope you get your 5000 for Xmas, subscribers that is.
Chris…great channel and a great, real-world review. Well done!
Another great video Chris, can’t believe you don’t have 10x as many subscribers!
4:50 wow already racing the new Cervelo S5
Can you test the tubeless variant please. I use pro one tubeless
Now this was an awesome review…Imaginative, a bit creative, informative, useful, entertaining (with the racing), a bit of humor, answers questions etc. Seemed like not an infomercial and I hope it was not. It only needs another review when a lot more miles on it which is promised. Adding to enjoyment….I just purchased these online before watching this. Thanks.
Lets start a fund to fix the track. The Chinese didn’t buy that part of Australia?
Awesome review. I bought these to replace my 4k’s based on your review. Thanks!