About Continental Grand Prix GP4000s Folding Clincher Tyre
The Grand Prix 4000s boasts global appeal as the best all round race bike tyre on the market. Not only is it fast and super grippy, thanks to its state of the art Black Chili rubber compound, but it is also tough with a healthy tread layer and Vectra anti puncture breaker layer underneath. For reliability, longevity and all out performance for your race machine, the GP 4000s is the best choice.
German magazine TOUR has featured a comprehensive road tyre test, covering many aspects of tyre performance, even including 'real time' wet grip where their human tester donned motorcycle leathers and pushed his specially adapted test bicycle to the limit on each different set of tyres. The GP4000s won 3 years in a row.
Bicycling magazine (USA) wrote “This is not only the best Conti ever but, all things considered, one of the best tires ever made.“
BLACK CHILI COMPOUND
Continental Engineers have been looking for the solution to one of the fundamental problems of tyre construction. They solved it by inventing Black Chili Compound.
The running properties of the rubber compound of a tyre are largely determined by three interacting factors: static friction (grip), rolling resistance and mileage. The dilemma is that you improve one of these factors, and in turn, worsen at least one other factor. A tyre with maximum grip wears out faster and rolls slower. If one makes the tyre faster or more durable, then this in turn reduces grip.
Continental refine newly developed synthetic rubbers with natural rubber with the proven high-performance tread compound and then combine these rubbers with special nanometric carbon soot particles, which are optimised in shape and surface properties for best uses for the intended tyre. The result is Black Chili Compound which produces an unprecedented of grip and performance
VECTRAN BREAKER - An innovation in puncture protection.
Vectran™ is spun from Vectra liquid crystal polymer, which results in a thread that is thermoplastic and has multifilaments. This semicristalline material is harder then aramid, has five times higher tensile strength than steel and in addition, is also lighter than comparable nylon thread. Vectran maintains these attributes even in the most adverse weather conditions.
- 3 ply construction - 330 tpi + Vectran Breaker + Black Chili Compound
- Weight (700x23) - 205g
- Weight (700x25) - 230g
- Rec inflation - 110 psi
- Max inflation - 120 psi
- Type - Folding
More About The Manufacturer Continental
More than 100 years experience has made Continental a unique company within the industry. Continental is the only German bicycle tyre manufacturer to produce its tyres in Germany.
The technology and development center in Korbach develops revolutionary new technologies such as the unbeatable Black Chili compound and the ultimate Vectran™ breaker anti-puncture technology, both used at the top end of race sport. These technologies demand sophisticated processes to ensure superior end-product quality, and these innovations as well as the new Protection and RaceSport technology for MTB tyres, can only be manufactured in our factory in Germany. As a global player, Continental also maintains high-tech production facilities outside of Germany, where Continental tyres are produced for you with an equal degree of care and dedication. One thing all Continental bicycle tyres have in common is that they are developed in the technology center in Korbach, Germany, where they also undergo strict inspection.