The Continental Grand Prix tyre is ingrained in cycle racing
history. In the late eighties, it heralded the triumphant entry of
the modern racing bike ‘clincher’ and is today a synonym
for quality and performance. This latest incarnation shines
thanks to a PolyX Breaker layer in the casing and a BlackChili
Compound with an impressive combination of puncture
protection, easy running, durability and grip. The modern profile
design and the TWI (wear indicator) round off the performance.
“Handmade in Germany”
PSI - Rec.
PSI - Max
PolyX Breaker, BlackChili
PolyX Breaker, BlackChili
Buy Continental Grand Prix 26" Bike Tyre from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World’s Largest Online Bike Store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jedienight fastest I've ridden so far
I rode WTB slick 1,5 for several months and was convinced I would feel no difference if switch to these. Guess what? I did feel it. I've beaten all my previous average time and max speed records! Moreover these have amazingly low rolling resistance which really helps to maintain high speed for a long time.
I gave it 5* but please note they have several significant downsides which are great to be aware of.
1. No puncture protection. - glass shatters are top1 to screw your ride.
2. Low durability. - my rear tyre died after 3000km. Side walls of the tyre have worn off and i have so many holes from punctures that it's impossible to repair.
3. You become speed addict and cannot ride other tyres.
I definitely buy a pair of those for the next summer!
31 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent tyre, tough, low rolling resistance, quite light and holds a high pressure. Used for about 6 months now with no issues or punctures. However beware if you look at other 26" tyres displaying an imperial width sizing (even 1inch 1/8 as these are) unless they specify they are for an MTB because they will be too big for a MTB rim.
18 September 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous puncture prone
Absolutely rubbish, I have had these tyres since November and have had more punctures than with any other tyre. I run them at 110psi and commute from south London to central London on a daily basis. I am continually picking stones and bit of glass out of the tyre. I would not waste your money.
13 January 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fast and grippy
Just replaced the front tyre on my commuter bike with one of these and it is fantastic. Feels so fast and grippy that I'll have to replace my rear now as well. The previous tyres I had on were treacherous in the wet, so looking forward to finding out how these perform. If they are like GP4000s they will be fantastic.
26 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Super Slick
I was running 26x 1.5 conti's on my winter training bike ( Road spec stumpy with rigid fork) and was getting really good training in, bought these and have not looked back, they are the answer to rough roads and slow times, as good as a conti 700c on the road, super traction and brilliant roll, you will not regret buying these if you want a really good slick for your Mbt, would recommend conti's slim tour tubes 26x 1.18 - 1.3 though as the average tube is too large in diameter
12 April 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Scary Fast!!!!!!
Forget about the other road tyres for MTB 26" wheels out there - these are the best!
If you pump them up to the max pressure - 116psi, (not 120 as stated in the description) you really have to watch your speed round the bends. Easy to forget you don't have half the grip with these as normal MTB tyres, but its worth the compromise.
Have tried Maxxis Xenith 1.5's and Continental Sport Contact 1.6's previously and they have nowhere near the low rolling resistance as these.
I also use 23c size Continental GP4000 tyres on my road bikes, and these aren't far off the mark, believe me.
Buy them, you won't be disappointed (but take it easy!)
19 November 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Fast
If you need road bike performance - without a road bike - this is it. I put a pair on for my annual London to Brighton, and other road events, every year. Really supple and comfortable (for a road bike tyre!) with low rolling resistance when run at 100 psi. Later versions tough, but earlier versions with skin walls can be fragile if scraped against kerbs, etc. If you have disks just be careful as these are quite thin and will become badly worn if you regularly lock up.
04 June 2009
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