Grand Prix 5000 - The new era in cycling
The best allrounder in the field, brought to a whole new performance level. Ride faster, more comfortable and with increased puncture protection. Made to make you better.
Active Comfort Technology
|101626||32-622||700 X 32C||Vectran Breaker||black/black Skin foldable||28.02.30||290||6,0-7,0|
|101625||28-622||700 X 28C||Vectran Breaker||black/black Skin foldable||28.02.30||235||6,5-8,0|
|101624||25-622||700 X 25C||Vectran Breaker||black/black Skin foldable||28.02.30||215||6,5-8,5|
|101623||23-622||700 X 23C||Vectran Breaker||black/black Skin foldable||28.02.30||200||7,5-8,5|
|101622||28-584||650 X 28B||Vectran Breaker||black/black Skin foldable||28.02.30||230||6,5-8,0|
|101620||25-584||650 X 25B||Vectran Breaker||black/black Skin foldable||28.02.30||205||6,5-8,5|
The revolutionary approach in cycling. Embedded in the tire construction the Active Comfort Technology absorbs vibrations and smoothens your ride.
Lazer Grip, to make you one with the road. The lazered micro profile structure expands over the tire’s shoulder and provides outstanding cornering.
Vectran - The benchmark in puncture protection
Vectran is a synthetically manufactured high-tech fibre from a natural model. Like spider silk, Vectran is a liquid-crystalline polymer (LCP). Vectran is spun from the melted liquid polymer Vectra and processed further to a multi-strand thread. Spider silk like Vectran has an enormous tear resistance at a very low weight: Exactly the right properties to process into a premium Continental bicycle tire as a puncture protection insert. A Vectran Breaker is lighter, more flexible and protects more effectively against cuts than the comparable nylon breaker. Vectran Breaker does not adversely affect the rolling resistance.
- It’s all about how you mix it
The crucial balance. The rolling properties of the rubber compound of a tyre are primarily determined by three interacting factors – stiction [grip], rolling resistance and mileage [longevity] . The dilemma: If you improve any of these factors it can have a detrimental effect on at least one of the others. A tyre with maximum grip wears quicker and rolls more slowly. If you then make a tyre roll faster and more durable, grip, in turn, is reduced.
With our BlackChili Compound, a tread compound which is always based on the latest knowledge of polymers and raw material research, we have supplied the cycling industry with an enduring solution. Depending on the application of a tyre, we adjust the compound formulation for the specific discipline – for road or mountain biking, time trialling or downhill racing.
How does that work? For BlackChili, we refine special synthetic rubbers with proven natural rubber to high-performance tread mixtures. To these mixtures we then add soot particles, which in turn are optimised in shape and surface properties. The complex compound technology is so sensitive that tyres with BlackChili Compound are produced exclusively in our German Korbach plant.