Continental Grand Prix 4000s Tires - Clincher

4.01/5 (97 Reviews)
MSRP : $74.95


Product Description

The Continental Grand Prix 4000S Folding Tire 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 tr


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gary

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2014

Strengths:    Good Grip

Weaknesses:    Missing Logo on Reflex Version

Bottom Line:   
Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II Road Tyre Reflex without the logo. I purchased these because of the reviews and the kudos of the Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II brand as pictured in the clever advertising. However the reflex version is not branded and is just a plain tyre and could be any cheaper branded tyre. In fact I think it is just the plain 4000 version.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mackenzie

Date Reviewed: September 24, 2014

Strengths:    The Continental Grand Prix 4000s stick reasonably well when turning and ride well when racing - but that's all

Weaknesses:    Poor rubber build that sustains cuts and punctures even on main roads and cycle paths - dont waste your time

Bottom Line:   
The Continental Grand Prix 4000s needs to improve on handling as cheaper tyres provide better 'feel' for different road conditions. The big problem is durability. The tyres sustain many cuts even though the tyre travel only 100 KMS. These tyres simply cannot be trusted as they puncture easily due to high degradation of the rubber - eg sustain many and deep cuts. The result (at speed) is flat tyres that can cause an injury and plenty of frustration


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ron

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2014

Strengths:    They're a tough, good handling, high quality tire. I've used them all, trust me.

Weaknesses:    They should only cost $5.00

Bottom Line:   
I love all these reviews where folks can feel the difference in rolling resistance--or, these tires make me climb better than Vittorias---or, my threads wrap around my axle....
Well, I'm here to tell you that after I started riding these tires, my dog got a terrible cough. And there are plenty of internet stories to verify this. A coincidence? I don't think so. It must be the Black Chili getting all over my carpet!


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ziconater a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2014

Strengths:    Durable, grippy, confidence inspiring .

Weaknesses:    Dead feeling, sluggish and heavy for climbing.

Bottom Line:   
I'm not sure why everyone raves so much about these tires. They do wear well, but at the same time, they have kind of a dead feel them. A wooden feel is the best way to describe it. The best trait I've found of these tires is that they're confidence inspiring on steep descents. On the flip-side, I find them to be slow on steeper hill climbs. Maybe it was because I was running the larger 25mm version. In contrast, Vittoria Rubino Pro's (25mm) feel better and are faster on the hills, and are less expensive.

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Similar Products Used:   Vittoria Rubino Pro, Vredestien TriComp, Kenda Kaliente, Michelin Pro Race 3



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff Thomas

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2014

Strengths:    Highest mileage tire I have used in a long time- good traction and suppleness. I have not seen any of the sidewall issues that others are talking about.

Weaknesses:    Conti just quit making them- I'll bet the new GP 4000S 2 tires are not as durable...

Bottom Line:   
On the balance the best high mileage tire I have ridden- better than Vredistein TriComps, better than Vittoria Rubino Pro's.
If someone ran a deal on these I'd scoop up a couple of pairs.
BTW high mileage is over 4000 miles on the rear one. I weigh 162 lbs and run 25's at around 100-110 psi. No issues whatsoever.



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Conti Grand Prix vs Grand Prix 4000S

I bought a second hand bike with old, but low mileage, Conti Grand Prix tires. 3,500 miles later I had my first puncture flat from a simple staple. Both tires are fairly squared off, but I'm wondering how much longer I should ride on them. I have new GP 4KS tires in the box, but don't want to waste ... Read More »

Continental Grand Prix 4000s sale

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Contis Grand Prix 4000S 23mm for $72/pair with US free shipping

Early Black Friday Sale!!! Till November 25th only or till supplies last. Buy 2 new pairs of [URL="http://www.tiremaniacs.com/continental_grand_prix_4000s_700x23c-details.aspx"]2012 Continental Grand Prix 4000S 23mm[/URL] tires for $144 with free continental US shipping via USPS Priority. I mig ... Read More »

Sidewall cut - Grand Prix 4000s

Rather than hijack the recent thread on the gatorskin sidewall failure, I’ll start my own. I hit something yesterday which put a cut in the side wall of my rear tire. A few of the casing treads are cut and it looks fairly deep considering how thin the sidewall is. Can this tire be considered sa ... Read More »

Grand Prix 4000s okay for everyday?

Vittoria Rubino Pro Slicks with only 300 miles on them and I got two little cuts/chunks out of the tire, one on the front and one on the rear. I am afraid to ride them now. I liked the ride, but am leery of getting them again. Would Grand Prix 4000s be okay for everyday riding? I try not to ride ... Read More »

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