Continental Grand Prix Force Tires - Clincher

3.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $74.95

Product Description

The Continental Grand Prix Force Rear Clincher Tire is a rear-specific tire built to offer an ideal blend of traction and durability. A big part of its ability to deliver seemingly mutually exclusive traits is that the Force Rear Tire is made with Continental's Black Chili rubber compound. Just like the Attack, its front-specific counterpart, the Force is optimized for its role as a back tire. You could think of it as a GP 4000s that's been race tuned for the rear of your bike.The Black Chili compound increases tread flexibility to ensure road-hugging compliance. This flexibility gives the tire better rebound over irregularities in the road surface, reducing rolling resistance as well. The nano-sized Black Chili particles effectively "fill" the voids naturally inherent in typical rubbers to increase the amount of rubber in the contact patch of the tire. This reduces tire wear at the same time it aids traction.The Continental Force Rear Tire has a high-mileage Black Chili tread, engineered to withstand the greater demands placed on a rear tire when you're constantly driving forward. The 24mm profile is an ideal choice for comfort, rolling resistance, and durability. Its dynamic siped tread pattern is rear-specific. It has a Vectran layer sandwiched in place between the tread and the 330tpi casing for added flat resistance.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Juan a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2010

Strengths:    Very grippy, comfort, confidence infusing.

Weaknesses:    low tread life on rear tire (im very heavy not really the tires fault) but defenatly a quick wearing tire. ruber not very strong against cuts, i have a ton on rear.

Bottom Line:   
Great tires i am heavy and desending is my strength the 24c rear tire gives great confidence. very supple and forgiving. would defenetly recomend them.

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Favorite Ride:   nicols canyon

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   kenda konstrictor
panaracer stradious

Bike Setup:   Ultegra sl. dura ace crank easton vista wheels 11-23 cassete

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Brian a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2010

Bottom Line:   
I just switched to the Attack/Force set. They are a great ride, but my Force tire ripped through the kevlar layer on a piece of glass after only 700 miles. Was hoping for more durability for the money.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bear Bros a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2008

Strengths:    Flat free, smoot ride.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I had a rear flat first time out. Ran over
a large crown staple with a very sharp point that any bike tire would have punctured. I logged 2500 miles on both tires and no addition flats. My route has lots of stones & glass and these tires have no large cuts and I would not change brand. Just put on 2008 model set with
even more protection and the ride is very smooth.

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Favorite Ride:   Grand Island NY

Price Paid:    $92.00

Purchased At:

Bike Setup:   1999 cannandale

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

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2008

Strengths:    Performance.

Weaknesses:    New Black Chili compound is not as resistant to cuts and abrasions as previous tire material and consequently can reduce product lifespan

Bottom Line:   
Good handling performance which inspired faster descents and cornering. My experience with this product is too recent to provide and in-depth review and have only mentioned a newly-discovered weakness.

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Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Speed Goat

Similar Products Used:   Conti GP3000 and GP Supersonic

Bike Setup:   2003 Pegoretti Marcelo with Campy Record, FSA crankset, DT RR1.1 rims and White Industry hubs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by fischetg a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2008

Strengths:    sale price, light, no flats, supple and secure

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I have to disagree with the other review. This review is for the Force/Attack pair. I logged 2800 miles without a flat! Awesome cornering and stability. Just bought another set for this season.

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Favorite Ride:   Ashokan Reservoir

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   wheel world

Similar Products Used:   S-works OEM flatted 4 times in 4 weeks (600 miles)

Bike Setup:   S-works Roubaix Dura Ace.

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