The Continental Grand Prix 5000 is a race tire that has been tested and proven in the lab and on the road to help riders go faster with better control and puncture protection. The 3-ply/330tpi casing, foldable bead tire brings several incredible innovations into one product. The unique German made BlackChili tread compound hits the elusive sweet spot of superior grip with ultra low rolling resistance. An incredibly innovative liquid-crystalline polymer (LCP) is processed into a multi-strand thread called Vectran that gives the tire extraordinary tear resistance at a very low weight. Active Comfort Technology absorbs the bumps better and Lazer Grip's micro profile structure helps you corner like a pro. Sound too good to be true? Pinch yourself, because the Grand Prix 5000 is out in a number of 700c and 650b sizes so riders everywhere can experience its unmatched performance.
Grip, rolling resistance, and durability. These are the 3 major properties that we use to evaluate tires. Typically, an improvement on one leads to sacrificed performance in others. Continental's BlackChili compound is as close as the cycling world has come to a tire that excells in all aspects and doesn't compromise.
Based on the latest knowledge of polymers and raw material research, BlackChili is a unique compound made from synthetic rubbers with proven natural rubber to high-performance tread mixtures. Soot particles are added to these mixtures, which in turn are optimised in shape and surface properties. The complex compound technology is so sensitive that tyres with BlackChili Compound are produced exclusively in Continental's Korbach plant in Germany.
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. Vectran™, like spider silk, has an high tear resistance at a very low weight, which, as a puncture protection insert, is the perfect set of properties for a high-end road tire. A Vectran™ Breaker is lighter, more flexible and protects more effectively against cuts than the comparable nylon breaker. Vectran™ Breaker also does not adversely affect the rolling resistance of the tire so you can enjoy the protection benefits without sacrificing anything else.
Laser drilled holes over the shoulder of the tire mean that there is no break in period. The Gran Prix 5000 is ready to go right out of the box. You'll be sure to notice the improvement in cornering ability right away.
Added to the 3-ply/330tpi casing, Active Comfort technology brings stiffness in the sidewall and flexibility under the tread so riders experience superior vibration dampening and great overall ride comfort.
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