Continental Grand Prix 4000s Tires - Clincher

4.04/5 (95 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


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 5 (95 Reviews Total) | Next 5

User Reviews

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.

Expand full review >>

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.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Stricklin

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2014

Strengths:    Very durable, light, dependable until worn down, rolling resistance noticeably better than other tires. Easy on, easy off the rim.

Weaknesses:    I have not had the sidewall problems I see mentioned, but the sidewall does tend to thread off. That is to say that the sidewall after many miles and about 50% wear starts unraveling, the threads can come off and wrap around the axle.

Bottom Line:   
Overall I have been very happy with these tires. I have given away old tires to friends who ride on them for years, (they don't ride the kind of miles or intensity that I do). I rotate my tires roughly every 500 miles when I clean my bike and I can get 2500 to 3000 miles out of a set, I ride hard and fast on some questionable roads in Southern California.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Typetwelve

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2013

Strengths:    Nice ride, great grip.

Weaknesses:    Fatal sidewall cut at 250 miles...it seems I'm not the only one to have this problem either.

Bottom Line:   
Although I am mostly happy with the ride of the 4000s...I have to be honest and say I've found a better ride with a different brand. Compared to others, the 4000s is a bit harder but not to an extreme level.

My only complaint is getting a fatal sidewall cut on a relatively brand new tire. $50 down the drain. Looking this up, it seems this is a total "hit or miss" issue with this tire. The bad part is there seems to be plenty of "hits" when you do an internet search for "conti GP 4000s sidewall cut".

Figuring I've found a better ride with a different brand and they have lasted me all summer and 1000+ miles without a flat, I probably won't be buying another set of these anytime soon.



Reviews 1 - 5 (95 Reviews Total) | Next 5

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


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 »

Continental Grand Prix 4000s vs Grand Prix 4-Season Tires.

I'm looking to commute with my road bike for a good chunk of the year even under rainier/colder conditions. I'm trying to choose between Continental's Grand Prix 4000s and thier Grand Prix 4-Season. I've heard that even the 4000s has good wet weather handling and is better for speed...I'm just not s ... Read More »

PSA: Continental Grand Prix 4000S on sale at Pro Bike Kit

$45.84 each, save 20% when you buy 2 2 tires shipped to the US = $73.34 Not sure if this is the right forum to post about deals, but I thought that I'd at least start here.Read More »

Read More »



INTERBIKE

EUROBIKE




Videos

Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest road bike products from these brands!




















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »

 

RoadbikeReview on Facebook