NEW Continental GP 5000 Tyres | GCN Tech's First Ride

NEW Continental GP 5000 Tyres | GCN Tech's First Ride

Continental made their first tyre all the way back in 1871 and are now the most popular tyre brand in the World Tour peloton. Ollie takes a look at the brand new GP 5000 tyre including a ride on some of our local roads. Check it out here…

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To create the brand new Grand Prix 5000 tyre the German brand have completely overhauled the ever popular GP4000 II. They claim a 12% reduction in rolling resistance and a 20% increase in puncture protection – sounds pretty good! The GP 5000 also marks the brand’s entry into the road tubeless market as there are both clincher and tubeless versions available for this model.

Let us know what you think of the new GP 5000 from Continental, would you like a set on your bike? 👇

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  1. Brian Todd on June 29, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Sounds like a marketing commercial for Conti. Actual testing doesn’t prove out Conti’s own stated numbers as they compare to the 4000 II’s.

  2. Analogue Bass on June 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    We don’t come here for commercials or basic info about a product. We come here to hear from you what the product feels like in real use. Expecting you to call a spade a spade. But it seems like a waste of time now

  3. Robert Bocking on June 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Yep at moment using conti 4 season, doing the LEJOG 29th June 2019 going to give these tyres ago thanks GCN good review

  4. Road Yeti on June 29, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    Had no prob with this vid. Looks like he was just presenting technical facts. It was cool to see how they’re made. I’ve been running Conti’s exclusively for years now, after having tried other brands, and have been very pleased with their performace all around. Between Gatorskin, 4 Season, and Grand Prix I’ve been pretty well covered.
    Three things you never skimp on: Shoes, mattresses, and tires

    Sweet ride Ollie, and the track stand was a nice touch

  5. nildex34 on June 29, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    GCN is the Top Gear of bicycle shows. I could listen to Ollie narrate the dictionary! Great Stuff 🙂

  6. Bart van de Langenberg on June 29, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    if you were a bacteria this would be like the Himalays, loved that one!!!!

  7. JC50 As on June 29, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    What a waste of my time that was. Thanks.

  8. Jason Carmichael on June 29, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Would love to know what the tubeless version is like. Then try to decide whether the extra cost over the Schwalbe Pro One is worth it

  9. julius vaigauskas on June 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    what about tubulars?

  10. Charles Rush on June 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    Now all you have to replace is those stupid ugly Zipp wheels.

  11. Charles Ellis on June 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Fantastic new tire in every way. But, I had a hell of a time getting the tire mounted on my Enve 7.8’s. Super tight fit… a big pain. Way harder to get on and off the rim over the GP4000s II. Anyone else have this problem???

  12. Xeno Morph on June 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    I wouldn’t buy such an expensive tire when it costs me the same prize of a smaller car tire und when the differences to the 4000S only can be seen in laboratory test 😴

  13. nini engineering on June 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Now that is sponsoring. If the pro’s use them and they fail, they have a spare for free. The same here at GCN. I stoped using continental a few years ago (on my cars I have also bad experiences) the compound starts to crack in a short using period! Now I’m switch to Michelin (power competition) no cracks and no puncture (and the roads here are really horrible)
    Don’t trust in the marketing bla bla.
    Trust in your own experiences!
    (It would be interesting to test them but I’m a bit afraid buying Conti again)

  14. Squirrel on June 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Nice infomercial…well, I’d give it a B- because it should be no more than 30 seconds

  15. Craig Porteous on June 29, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I run mine tubeless fantastic tyres

  16. KROENT on June 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I have been using my Schwalbe Durano Plus for … always. Are the Continental GP 4000s better when it comes to puncture resistance?

  17. thecrazychef1 on June 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    £42 each! 😮

  18. TheStevehow on June 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    have these on now for my commute,4 weeks …3 punctures.£60 per tyre..hmm

  19. Dieter Schulthess on June 29, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I used the 4000 25mm for years on my Scott Addict and was very happy. I changed to the 5000 3 months ago. After 3000km it seems to me that the 5000 has more grip. It feels as you ride more "with the road and not on the road". Clearly a step ahead. A very good tyre.

  20. andrew chung-gon on June 29, 2019 at 9:53 pm


  21. TheFakeStig on June 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Straighten your helmet pal!! It’s just messing loads with my OCD!

  22. kayserWB on June 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    Ok, at first one question: how about the tubeless version of the GP 5000? 🙂

    I‘ve watched the vid several times now and that just because it reminds me so much too the old Top Gear vids during the Clarkson, Hammond and May era. I‘m so impressed by your presenting skills … awesome!
    I was really sad about the fact that Matt had left GCN because I really liked his personality. But I have to admit: you are great. I love your attitude and skills. I hope you‘ll stay as long as possible at GCN.

  23. voolare on June 29, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    No 23” tubeless?:(

  24. NYCEVO on June 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    03:05 and that’s what makes it the best tire. I’m got fed up with specialty tires. I just wanted tires that were made for real-world riding conditions. Once I experienced Conti GP’s, I never looked back at anything else.

  25. Gino on June 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    When will continental make these tyres with skinwall. I want that.

  26. Killerash13 on June 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    So its only for perfect asphalt and this is a perfect asphalt for me. What should i pick for city ride but for a bad contitiin and a little bumpy road?

  27. Paul on June 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    How many miles should you expect to get from a tyre before it wears out.

  28. Dave Hughes on June 29, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Used to be a keen subscriber but lost interest with all the new presenters and the corporate style that’s taken over. I know it’s always been a business and not a review channel but at least it was fun! Dropped in to watch this video as interested in the tyres and it seems they’ve even managed to make Ollie dull! I’d say bring back mat but have a feeling he saw what was coming and got out in time. I’m sure the channel will do fine but it’s lost its sole I’m afraid and not for me.

  29. Kelvin Grover on June 29, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    How much in cost us dollars and how long do they last in wet weather

  30. GCN Tech on June 29, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Let us know what you think of the new GP 5000 from Continental, would you like a set on your bike? 👇

  31. Ashley House on June 29, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    The one stat you conveniently forgot is the GP5000 is 50% more expensive than the GP4000 it replaces. I’m sure sheep will be lining up to buy it though, convinced it will make them go faster.

  32. Kakol on June 29, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Don’t get it if you ride in London. 6 punctures in 3 months!

  33. Collector Guy on June 29, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Where do you boys shoot your numerous videos as you always have hardly any traffic to contend with?

  34. Dave on June 29, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    You millennials have way too much "youtube affect" in your speech.
    Just speak normally. The dog and pony enunciation show is irritating.
    This fucking SLOW speech, overly dramatic emphasis, and faux-dramatic slow editing has got to go. This video could be 2 minutes long.

  35. Armen Firman on June 29, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    How does the puncture resistance of these compare to GP 4000s ii?
    How about the sidewalls that are prone to failure with the GP 4000sii?
    Has anyone tried them in real world for a month or so please???

  36. Bernard Fonseca on June 29, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    my god what a bike…

  37. Michael McTaggart on June 29, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Hey guys… Is there a GP5K TL review on the cards?

  38. gerardnc on June 29, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    "Well if you were a bacteria, this would be like… the Himalayas!" Classic Simon Woodbridge that.

  39. Reymon Reyes on June 29, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    This video has a top gear feel to it.

  40. Derek Coulahan on June 29, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    I have the tubeless ones and absolutely love them

  41. Dave Ryan on June 29, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Nottin quite like a sexy box

  42. iirr Hhtt on June 29, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Getting a heart attack each time I see Olli’s knees rocking all over the place when riding
    Watch ur knees please we want to keep our presenters healthy

  43. Mohamad Jamil on June 29, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    I think that gcn should evaluate products objectively. I saw this video and got the tires and found out the following, the cornering grip was ok but tires felt like 23(I had 25) and the breaking grip is just bad. The tire just slips when breaking….. we like gin because they were objective. With all of the sponsors, they are becoming brand and not cycling advocates

  44. Alex on June 29, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    The 5000’s are a perfect example of very ambitious marketing with little real innovation or value for the consumer. There is nothing truly better about this tire than the gp4000II. I mean "lazer-cut tread patterns that help in the corners"?? Anyone that rides knows that is BS.

    Notice all the claims about the tire being better come from Conti’s estimated "science". Notice how often he predicates a "fact" with "Continental believes…"

    Don’t get me wrong, i’m sure it’s a great tire. It’s just not that much better than the 4000II’s to justify the purchase. At least the 4kII’s will go down in price.

  45. John Taylor-Cox on June 29, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Blimey! I thought “ they are just tyres” ! At the top end I can see the importance, and the gain. But I don’t think it would benefit me

  46. Stuart Stuart on June 29, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Ive had these for 2 week and ride every day .. i promise you will get a flat every 3rd day ..

  47. bike wales on June 29, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    May we have more scientic explanations about stuff from Ollie, please. I don’t care what it is… I just want to see his face as he says scientic words. There is such pride happening inside him… yeah, balancing on his bike is cool. But his best tricks are when he bumps up his vocabulary.

  48. Phillip Torres on June 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    100% you wont feel the 12% rolling resistance decrease and the nail in the road will still go through the 20% puncture resistance increase and 15% contact doesn’t help 98% of the time.

  49. ブースト on June 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    Perfect timing! I just blew a 1/2cm hole in my GP4000’s running over glass an hour ago!