Continental Grand Prix 4000 (700c)
One of the favorites of the Pro peloton, Conti's Grand Prix 4000 brings a host of innovations never before seen in the world of bike tires. The tread pattern has been moved to the shoulders to increase traction in the corners. Tread wear indicators show the wear rate of the tire, eliminating guessing. The ultimate highlight however, is the use of Vectran. It's a polymer membrane that offers puncture protection and reduces rolling resistance, all at a race-ready weight.
Vectran is a liquid-crystal polymer woven into the Grand Prix 4000 as armor against cuts, abrasions and impacts. It's also incredibly flexible to conform to the road's contours enhancing traction and feel. Finally, Vectran resists fatigue caused by repeated flexing, which lengthens the tire's life.
The Grand Prix 4000 features these wear indicators. When they disappear, it's new-tire time.
Continental's Black Chili rubber compound significantly improves wear, traction and rolling resistance through the use of carbon nanotechnology and microscopic carbon particles in the rubber. These mold better to the ground and have more points of contact, which gives the tire more grip. And, because the compound matrix is formed of more particles, which are connected more tightly with each other, the tire lasts longer. Plus, the smaller particles are more flexible, too, which improves rolling resistance.
Continental's ASC (Activated Silica Compound) technology results in outstanding cornering, reduced rolling resistance and an extremely smooth and quiet ride (available in colored styles only).
Also available in Black w/Transparent sidewalls (23c) and Black w/Reflective sidewalls (25c) (images unavailable from manufacturer).
|Black/Blackwall / 700 x 23c||4019238310979||0118485||210000003458|
|Red/Blackwall / 700 x 23c||4019238319699||0118520||210000003464|
|Yellow/Blackwall / 700 x 23c||4019238319712||0118521||210000003478|