Built from Continental’s renowned, unique BlackChili compound, the grip and balance on offer from this improved tyre is second to none, with rigorous lab and road tests resulting in measurable advantages to the modern road rider. Featuring other technologies including the shock absorbing Active Comfort construction, a Lazer Grip micro profile on the tyre’s shoulder for enhanced cornering traction and Vectran puncture protection, this superb update is the perfect companion for your rapid road wheels.
GP 5000 Technology
BlackChili compound – Continental have acheived the best balance of grip and rolling resistance for cycling. The latest polymers, as well as specially developed carbon black particles and filler materials, guarantee unique performance
Active Comfort: Absorbs vibrations and smoothens your ride.
Lazer Grip: The lasered 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.