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The Continental Grand Prix 5000 is the successor to the legendary Grand Prix 4000S II road bike tyre. The Grand Prix 5000 is the improved version of its predecessor in practically every aspect. With less rolling resistance, lower weight and more comfort, the Grand Prix 5000 has dethroned the 4000S II after many years of successful rule.
The latest technologies
The Grand Prix 5000 features the latest technologies. An updated version of Continental’s Black Chilli compound resulted in a perfect balance between rolling resistance and traction. With the Lazer Grip technology, the tyre’s tread shoulders have been roughened to give the GP 5000 optimal traction when cornering. This laser profile also improves air flow around the tyre for better aerodynamics.
More stability and comfort
On top of that, the GP 5000's carcass has been improved. The new 330 tpi, 3-layer construction is more rigid than its predecessor. This gives the GP 5000 improved stability in turns and at high speeds. The tyre also has an Active Comfort layer. As the name suggests, Active Comfort enhances riding comfort. The Active Comfort layer absorbs shocks and dampens vibrations from the road surface without affecting rolling resistance. Thus, the Grand Prix 5000 gives you a comfortable ride with optimal rolling resistance.
Improved puncture protection
Lastly, this Continental tyre has an updated version of Continental’s Vectran anti-puncture strip, an additional inner layer that offers increased protection against punctures. According to Continental, this strip reduces the chance of punctures occuring by 20% compared to its predecessor. In this way, Continental makes a considerable contribution to the durability of its Grand Prix road bike tyres. With the Grand Prix 5000, Continental has introduced the successor to the throne!
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