Continental's all-new road tyre, the Grand Prix 5000 takes over where the 4000 left off, taking its speedy performance and road running durability to new levels.
Built from Continental's renowned, unique BlackChili compound, the grip and balance on offer from this improved tyre is second to none, with rigorous lab and road tests resulting in measurable advantages to the modern road rider. Featuring other technologies including the shock absorbing Active Comfort construction, a Lazer Grip micro profile on the tyre's shoulder for enhanced cornering traction and Vectran puncture protection, this superb update is the perfect companion for your rapid road wheels.
BlackChili compound: It’s all about how you mix it With Continental's unique tread compound, which is produced only in Germany. Continental has revolutionised the sport of cycling. With the legendary BlackChili Compound they have answered the eternal question of the best balance of grip and rolling resistance for cycling. Regular test wins confirm the measurable and noticeable advantages for the cyclist, established in the laboratory and on the road. The latest polymers, as well as specially developed carbon black particles and filler materials, guarantee unique performance
Active Comfort: The revolutionary approach in cycling. Embedded in the tyre construction the Active Comfort Technology absorbs vibrations and smoothens your ride.
Lazer Grip: To make you one with the road, The lasered micro profile structure expands over the tire’s shoulder and provides outstanding cornering.
Vectran™: The benchmark in puncture protection Vectran™ is a synthetically manufactured high-tech fibre from a natural model. Like spider silk, Vectran™ is a liquid-crystalline polymer (LCP). Vectran™ is spun from the melted liquid polymer Vectra and processed further to a multi-strand thread. Spider silk like Vectran™ has an enormous tear resistance at a very low weight: Exactly the right properties to process into a premium Continental bicycle tire as a puncture protection insert. A Vectran™ Breaker is lighter, more flexible and protects more effectively against cuts than the comparable nylon breaker. Vectran™ Breaker does not adversely affect the rolling resistance.