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Continental Grand Prix 4000 Tire

The Grand Prix 4000 is the new standard in racing tires. The successor to the highly popular Grand Prix 3000, the Grand Prix 4000 provides a quantum leap in tire performance and technology. The all new Vectran breaker belt, developed and patented by Continental, surpasses even the famous puncture resistance of the former leader in this category, the GP3000. The advanced Activated Silica Compound (ASC) increases the handling threshold for even safer, faster cornering and reduces the rolling resistance of the Grand Prix 4000.

Features

  • The successor to the highly popular Grand Prix 3000
  • 20% less rolling resistance
  • More lightweight
  • Stronger puncture protection
  • Higher mileage
  • Anti aging compound prevents cracking
  • Tread wear indicators indicate replacement time
  • New Xserallic colors developed by Merck
  • Recommended psi 110, max psi 120
  • 205 grams

    Excel Sports Boulder is a authorized Continental dealer. Beware of buying factory seconds, purchasing tires without a warranty or factory seal of approval. Make sure to purchase your Continental Tires through a factory authorized dealer.

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    Reg Price $74.95
    Item #: 720105
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    REVIEWS

    Average Rating:

    3/23/2014

     Anonymous : 

    A fantastic tire. I have ridden on dirt roads, rough asphalt, loose gravel, and in heavy rain wet roads. Not once did I ever loose traction. I run about 105psi on the front and 110 on the back. I have two sets of GP 4000S one pair on my Tarmac which they have 1,500 miles with rotating them every 500miles wear indicators are good. Bought a 2nd set for my Slice 5. Makes the roughest road seem smooth especially chip sealed.

    Pros: Traction, smoothness

    Cons: None

    3/15/2014

     Anonymous : 

    Great tire in almost every way. I stopped using them when I mounted a HED Belgium rim. Flats are common in NM, and the 4000 tires are almost impossible to mount or dismount on the road.

    Pros: Great tire if it fits.

    Cons: Too tight for some rims.

    2/23/2012

     Anonymous : 

    Hands down the best clincher tire I have ever used. These tires have great ride quality, and awesome durability. The cost was keeping me from buying them, but I will say they are worth the money. Been riding 23 years and have mounted alot of tires. I guess I will be mounting Conti's from now on.

    5/8/2011 9:35:47 AM

     Anonymous : 

    The virtues of the GP4000 are well documented here and elsewhere. i would just point out that the 25mm model measures 26mm on Open Pro and CXP33 rims. I have found, that because of this, wider than advertised size, the maximum pressure reccomendation of 120 psi is actually pretty high and accomodates heavier riders than one might suppose. Additionally, of the 8 tires i have weighed, the average weight of the 25mm model is 223 gms. This is a low weight for such a wide and rugged tire. It will be interesting to see how the new 25mm GP4000S works. There are certainly some other excellent tires available but, other than to fill a niche, i haven’t found one that matches the all around usefulness of the GP4000.

    4/21/2011 3:14:56 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Well, I’m replacing my first set of these with a second set of identical tires. The first set went 7877 miles before showing some cord through the rear tread. They’ve been on the bike for about two years. The roads ridden vary from local back roads here in Florida to a lap in the mountains on the Copper Triangle ride. I’ve had two flats. Both of them were valve failures (both on lightweight Continental tubes). I’ve used a bunch of different tires -- from old Clement Paris Roubaix sew-ups to the various Michelin and Vittorio clinchers. I’ve never found a tire that lasted this long with so few problems. These are not the lightest around, and at about 6K miles, some of the threads from the "bead" began to come loose and had to be trimmed almost every ride, but the tread held up unbelievably well, and I rode them till way after the little wear indicator marks were gone just to see how long they would last - 1K+. Great tires -- I’ll check back

    9/7/2010 12:00:01 AM

     Anonymous : 

    You cannot beat this tire! There is always going to be a couple of riders who had bad experiences. It happens. I have ridden multiple tires and these are number 1 in my experience. I have 1200 miles on the set I am riding now. They are still feelin solid. The grip is perfect and lowering the pressure is smart. Too many guys think they need to max out the pressure when it only causes you to slow down. I am 180lbs and keep it around 95-100 and its perfect! Try these tires out!

    8/12/2010 11:58:00 AM

     Anonymous : 

    I weigh185 lbs, and am used to getting several flats every season. The last three years have been flat free on the same set of tires. What’s my secret? I lowered the pressure to 105lbs. With an alloy frame the ride is smoother the effort is the same, and average speed is improved. The wear on my GP4000 is almost nill. I can’t kill these two damn wear indicators, and I ride 3000+ miles on two sets of wheels. Am looking for any small cuts or dings on the tread-any excuse to toss them, but can’t find any. Would love to try the GP4000s, but I still have old stock in the closet to last at least six more years. I am more worried about my 56 year old legs then the Continentals. Best all purpose tire ever produced.

    3/8/2009 5:19:17 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Its early spring 2009, I live in the great NE. I’ve used the 4000s exclusively during the winter months since 2006, to ride over all the road crap. Guess what, no flats. I also find less rolling resistance then my Michelin Pros in the summertime. The Conti 4000s are way superior to the 3000s, roll better and wear longer. Have a narrow thick pad were the rubber meets the road. Im consistently getting 4 to 5000 miles, without exaggeration. I do rotate them at around 2000 miles. Barring 1 sidewall slice, glass puncture from a worn set and a pinch flat. I haven’t had another flat in 3 years. I trust these tires so much, I even ride them on the trainer which I use extensively and then ride them on the road. On training rides I’ll even take em on gravel roads, as long as they’re pumped up good, I use 130 PSI and am 180 lbs. Maybe im lucky maybe im foolish, I even train race on these tires. They have passed whatever punishment I dole out to them. I love em. This is my 3rd set

    7/29/2008 6:09:13 PM

     Anonymous : 

    These are by far my favorite tires so far as compared to specialized, michelin, and vittoria. They spin up fast, feel light, and inspire confidence on fast corners. They also have held up well over some nasty road construction, all sizes of broken glass, and general urban riding. I also like that they’re handmade in Germany and have little German flags on them. Of all the continentals I’ve tried, I believe that the red ones are the fastest though ;-)

    6/26/2008 10:34:31 AM

     Anonymous : 

    I’ve had two sets of these tires, and I average 1500+ with very few flats-- I think I’ve had two. I check the tire pressure before every ride, and outside of a staple and a deck screw--never a problem. Excellent tires!

    6/25/2008 12:59:44 PM

     Anonymous : 

    The GP 4000 model is great. I’m 220 lbs and I marvel at the outstanding mileage. I just hope Conti sticks with the design and quality. Others are right when they say that the ride is bit harsh but heck boys you’re wearing shorts with diaper cushions in them. Why when I was your age

    6/11/2008 9:05:41 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Excellent, fast, tire. Tried two 25’s but the front end felt a little sluggish so it was replaced with a 23. Noticeable difference - the best my bike has handled. I have 1000+ miles on the rear tire with no cuts and only a little wear. Compared to Michelin race tires I would give the Michelin’s the edge in comfort and the Conti’s in durability. I ride mainly on good roads and 2000 - 2500 miles is the most I expect from a rear race tire. I seldom get flats until I am trying to get that extra couple hundred miles or so out of them. I also don’t rotate the tires since it eventually results in riding on two tires with worn, thin tread instead of one. I might rotate the front to rear when it is time for a rear replacement.

    5/9/2008 3:39:00 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Look at all the differing reviews of these tires. Hand made in Germany, well, that explains everything. Every GP4000 is different—weight, tread wear, number of cuts and flats, ease of mounting. But, on average the GP4000 is as good as any other tire I have tried. Look closely and you will find a direction of rotation arrow on the tire; I have rotated the tires in the opposition direction with no noticeable change. The two wear dots on the tire are interesting; I have never come close to having the dots disappear. Once the tire gets a couple of dings/cuts that make the carcass visible, I toss the tire. On another bike, I run tires by another manufacture that I assume are machine made in France—these tires also vary with each tire. I would say trying to make an extremely light weight tire that can take 110+psi is probably difficult, results may vary.

    4/9/2008 10:23:35 AM

     John Maurin : 

    Best Clinchers out there! I love Vittoria Open Corsas for their ride, but they puncture way too easy. I have not had one flat before 1000 miles get on these GP 4000’s.

    2/13/2008 4:41:12 PM

     Anonymous : 

    These are the most amazing tires. I rode on them a whole season, with no flats or any issues. I switched to these from some poor quality Specialized tires and these are by far the best I have owned.

    8/13/2007 8:53:35 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Still my tire of choice but I have to say that I had better luck with the old 3000’s. I went a whole season on some 3000’s without a flat. I just threw out a 4000 that had a tear in the tread that caused a few flats. That was the only time it happened in 2 years and who knows what caused it. Not the lightest tire but a great all round tire in terms of ride, performance and flat resistance.

    8/9/2007 2:21:18 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Nice fast tire, but after 300mi, the tire bead began separating from the casing! Never had this happen before!

    8/2/2007 7:29:28 AM

     Anonymous : 

    I switched to these about 1500 miles ago looking for better flat protection in a somewhat light performance tire. They have performed well and handle well. My only complaint is they are not very smooth on the road and feel a bit stiff compared to others. In balance, I will continue using these with clincher rims as I think they’re currently best on market for my needs.

    7/30/2007 10:50:39 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I’ve tried all the main brands, and have always had issues with punctures and cuts as our roads have so much crap on them. I switched to these to see if there pucture protection claims were true, and I’m happy to report that these are the first set of tires I’ve worn out - zero flats! My only complaint is that the ride is more harsh than some others (using latex tubes helps soften the ride).

    5/14/2007 2:25:55 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I just took my 4000 off the back after noticing a 1/4 inch diagonal tear along the sidewall. I thought it may be a stone cut, but checked my other worn ,but not discarded 4000s from last year. Sure enough, there was another 1/4 inch tear that was not all the way through. Both tires have at least 4000miles so maybe I shoudn’t complain. just be aware these are mainly rubber compounds and deteriorate in time.

    4/13/2007 12:40:20 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I’ve used a lot of tires and this is honestly the best tire I’ve written on. Continental has made improvements on the Continental GP 4000 Tires since the GP 3000 last year. Overall, very happy

    1/11/2007 6:45:08 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Loved these tires. Didn’t have one flat last season. Maybe just lucky, then again I never was that lucky with my Mich Pro 2’s.

    1/2/2007 7:49:52 AM

     Anonymous : 

    Go with the 25’s. They make my Cannondale a Cadilac!

    12/1/2006 6:28:41 PM

     Anonymous : 

    66 Races this year, most of them on one set of these tires. 0 Flats, excellent handling, well worth the price and definitely have the durability and quality that I think of when I think Continental.

    11/3/2006 1:57:48 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I’ve been riding the 4000’s since Nov. 05, along with Michelin Pros on another set of wheels and the 4000’s feel like they have less resistance. Also no flats on the conti’s after 5000+miles plus. You can feel a tapered cushion of about 8mm of rubber which offers both protection from road debris as well as less tire on the road so less road resistance and the tire wears longer with more tread to spare. I’ve been riding/racing for close to 20 years and I love these tires. I’m about to buy another set.

    9/5/2006 7:32:22 AM

     Anonymous : 

    I’ve ridden Conti’s since the original Grand Prix came out in the 80’s. I’ve tried other brands (Michelin, Hutchison, Panaracer), but always go back to Conti’s. The 4000’s are an incremental improvement on a great tire series. They are lighter and more responsive feeling than the 3000’s. I have 2200 miles on the 4000’s on one set of wheels, and 800 on another set, and both pairs of tires look great. I already bought a third set to replace the 2200 mile pair when they wear out, but they look like they’ll go for a few hundred more (the wear indicators are a cool addition). Great tires!

    8/9/2006 11:19:55 AM

     Anonymous : 

    After a little over 600 miles the tread separated from the casing on my rear tire. I have always been sure to keep the pressure correct. I had hoped to see better wear on these tires.

    7/29/2006 3:18:06 PM

     Anonymous : 

    500 miles and the rear tire has so many cuts that it has to be replaced... The GP3000 that it replaced had one flat in 6000 miles and they were both used on the same roads. Bad luck? or Bad rubber?

    7/6/2006 11:39:40 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Went out for my 1st ride today on the new Conti 4000’s, it was a great ride. I was very happy with the old 3000’s, those lasted almost 1500 miles with just one puncture - sliver of glass. Hopefully the new 4000’s will provide me with similar mileage and durability.

    6/30/2006 8:02:38 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I have been riding the Conti 4000 25c’s all season and I think they’re great. Compared to the Michelin Pro 2’s that I’ve ridden before, they’re equally light, slightly fatter, roll as easily, and wear much better. The 25’s are the size to buy--they’re nearly as light as the 23s and much smoother.

    6/25/2006 1:35:42 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I switched to these about 1500 miles ago looking for better flat protection in a somewhat light performance tire. They have performed well and handle well. My only complaint is they are not very smooth on the road and feel a bit stiff compared to others. In balance, I will continue using these with clincher rims as I think they’re currently best on market for my needs.

    6/15/2006 7:40:14 PM

     Anonymous : 

    Overall best tire. Comfortable but most of all safe. Continental’s have the highest TPI in the industry. I got tired of flats and other field related problems. Conti’s minimize those field problems and keep you riding without always having to fix flats. Safety is the most important factor for me. It is nice to know that when I am flying down that descent I have the best quality and safety under me.

    2/1/2006 5:41:49 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I switched to these about 1500 miles ago looking for better flat protection in a somewhat light performance tire. They have performed well and handle well. My only complaint is they are not very smooth on the road and feel a bit stiff compared to others. In balance, I will continue using these with clincher rims as I think they’re currently best on market for my needs.

    10/3/2005 12:28:39 PM

     Anonymous : 

    I liked the GP3000 tires, but always thought they were fast, but a tad harsh. Seems like Conti took care of that problem with the 4000s. Still have a fast ride, but are very smooth.. Nice upgrade.