Continental Grand Prix Attack Tire
The front-specific 22mm Grand Prix Attack is designed for aerodynamics, excellent grip, and steering control. The tread pattern and rubber thickness are specific to model, with the Attack requiring less tread rubber due to the fact that a high percentage of rider weight is carried by the rear tire. It's rear specific counterpart, the Grand Prix Force, has a larger casing and more tread. The Attack and Force tires are specifically engineered to provide optimal performance as a front (Attack) and rear (Force) tire combination and Conti refers to these front and rear specific designs as TPS - Tire Positioning System. The 22mm size of the Attack is intended to increase aerodynamics and the tread pattern is optimized for speed and cornering angles found at the leading edge of the wheel. Ideally this is a racing clincher, best used in in events from criterium through time-trial, and triathlon.
The amazing BlackChili tread compound is what makes the complex design truly shine. It features nano-particles that conform to the road enhancing traction and it was optimized for the function of each tire. The compounded properties deliver excellent wear, and as little rolling resistance as possible in a racing clincher that is more than capable of holding in a 45mph corner. Both Attack and Force tires have a single layer Vectran puncture protection strip inserted under the tread for flat protection. Vectran is essentially a protective belt made of super strong and extremely lightweight material. Carrying all this technology is Conti's proven 3 ply/330 tpi casing, which offers great feel and control. The recommended tire pressure range is 110-120 psi.
These tires were designed to be firm, which maximizes the design and rubber compound's capabilities. After taking a few practice corners at speed, you will appreciate this, and realize how much faster you will be able to enter and exit with. Small wear level indicators have been molded into the tread help you monitor tire life. Having the ability to buy this tire design in individual front and rear models opens up many possibilities, and makes it less awkward when you need to replace only one of the set. Given that Conti designed these tires to be complementary, we recommend you run the Attack/Force as a combo, but we know many riders who have run the Attack on the front while matched with other rear tires.
- Performance race clincher tire with front specific design, width and tread
- Supple 3 ply/330tpi casing is race level, keeping the carcass as light as possible
- BlackChili tread compound offers amazing grip, very low rolling resistance
- Vectran Breaker belt for puncture defense
- Weight: 700x22 175g
- Made in Germany
AnonymousPosted on 8/12/2010 12:30:04 PM
I alternate between to identical bikes for a 3000mile season. I make changes in inflation pressure and or tire combinations to one bike at a time. This way I have a baseline for comparison, and can get a good feel for the slight changes in ride characteristics. The Attack front tire gives sharper cornering response then a 23mm GP4000. But with that comes a bit more ride harshness. If youre on windy roads with smooth surfaces go with the Attack as a front tire. For longer distances go with a 23mm GP4000. It will be a more comfortable ride.Lastly, respect the max psi rating. Max means maximum. You dont live there, you visit. I weigh 185lbs and get great performance from the Attack and the GP4000 at 105psi. At 115-120psi the flats start to come on fast and furious with a Michelin A1 latex tube.
AnonymousPosted on 8/17/2006 4:40:28 PM
After 3500 miles on the front wheel and 1800 miles with an other attack mounted on the rear wheel : "Very good tire for the front wheel" I have mounted this tire on the rear wheel (curiosity) and here is my opinion : It seems that the 8.5 max pressure is to be fully respected. If you exceed his pressure the tire will be slippery, especially when you climb high percentage roads with some gravels. So I was obliged to inflate the rear tire at a max. of 8 bars during those situations. On flat roads no problem at 8.5bars (max.pressure recommended by Conti.) Also, at very hot summer temperatures, this front tire sticks too much to the road if you install it on the rear wheel and you will loose efficiency on flat roads. This sticky capability of the Conti Attack will be your best friend for the front wheel. This tire seems to be a must on the front wheel (for which it has been designed ! ) My choice is made : Front = Conti Attack and Rear = Vittoria CX 20c.