Friday, January 24, 2014

Product review: Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit

Hi all! As we all know, a fundamental part of our fixed gear and single speed bikes are the tires, we will make a review of the tires that have sent our friends of ProBikeKit. The tires we will review today are the Continental Grand Prix 4000s in black colour.

Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit

About the product

When it comes to tires, Continental are known worldwide for being the fastest, sturdiest and most efficient out there.
The Grand Prix 4000S is no exception to that reputation. It can deliver traction and stability using its uniquely developed BlackChili compound coating, whilst delivering race-standard speed every time. The 4000S boasts a new Vectran® anti-puncture layer beneath the surface, making it a reliable endurance tyre. For a tyre that will out-live the competition and see you to the finish line, you have only one choice: the Grand Prix 4000S.
  • Size 700x23 (23x622) / 700x25 (25x622)
  • Weight 205g/230g
  • Rec.Inflation (psi) 110
  • Max.Inflation (psi) 120
  • Folding bead
Package of the Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires model by ProBikeKit
Technical info of the Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit

Our review of the Continental Grand Prix 4000s

If your search this tires in google you can see a lot of review, mainly positive, obtains four points on a total of five. A lot of people say they ride with them about 8000 km, it's one the most durable tires in the market, as we use to say, you pay what you obtain, at first seem expensive, but when you see your long-term check that are not as expensive as they looked. 

Unused Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
Testing in rainy day of the Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
We had tested it in a route of 15 km in a rainy day, it was great to test his adherence. As you can see in the images, the central part is smooth, and has a side part with more grip, this part has a "dolphin fin" and is perfect to ensure good adhesion to the road on rainy days or slippery terrain.
During our test we shoot for always wet asphalt, sidewalks and puddles, even a mud puddle, in all cases, the adherence was perfect.

Foldable Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
The tire is foldable and easy to place on the rim of your bike, is not a tubular tire, it's clincher. It comes in full black colour, only the logos of the brand and model comes in white, it's really nice for our Pinky Fixie test bike!

Here you have more photos during our product review:

Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
White logo of Continental in the Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
Testing the Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
Testing the Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit
Wet Continental Grand Prix 4000s tires by ProBikeKit

Conclusion

  • Nice design in black and white logos
  • Great adherence
  • Ability to roll over 8000 km
  • Easy to install in your rim
  • Great performance in rainy days 

 

About ProBikeKit

ProBikeKit is an established cycling clothing and component supplier, based in the UK, they also have international websites that ship worldwide. ProBikeKit have over 180 cycling brands currently in stock and offer products such as full bikes, frames, wheels, components, clothing and even books, dvds and fun cycling accessories. Definitely a website for people who love cycling, ProBikeKit is run by experts in the field, offering nutritional articles, race reports and a friendly place to chat about the two-wheeled sport. 
They focus on offering professional cycling clothing and components at low prices.
They aim to provide an online community for cyclists, including nutritional articles, trends and interactive product reviews.

Interested in send us your products to review?

If you are interested in sending us products to review, please contact us by email to fixedgearworld@thefixedgearworld.com 
 
 

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