Continental Grand Prix Black Chili Folding Road Tyre - 700c
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Code: CONTI- Grand Prix
Continental Grand Prix Black Chili 700c Folding Clincher Road Tyre
The racing classic - HANDMADE IN GERMANY
The name Grand Prix has become a brand of its own in cycling circles worldwide. The Grand Prix is THE classic tyre marking quality and performance.
Not unlike its predecessor, this generation is eager to change traditional standards. With a higher sidewall profile (height) than the GP4000S, the Grand Prix focusses on comfort and reliability, ideal for long, but fast days in the saddle.
3 plies/ total 180 tpi + Poly X Breaker
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ChrisFast rolling and very comfortable at 90psi. Higher pressures lowers the rolling resistance but at the expense of comfort. Worth noting that the extra comfort/ability to run at lower pressures comes from the 28c height profile of the tyre. So whilst marketed as a 25c width tyre, the height/circumference matches that of the true 28c on my other bike. These tyres represent good value and I would choose them over the more expensive GP4000S, as the extra comfort and puncture resistance more than makes up for the slight loss in rolling resistance.
WedgeBought these tyres for an upgrade on some stock wheels as I have used the GP 4000's and found them fantastic. These tyres are really grippy with the black chilli compound, but they do wear a lot quicker, I've only done 500miles and can start to see the wear, unlike the GP 4000's which seem to last forever. Anther gripe is the side wall on these tyre's, it really thin. I ended up going through one of the UK's many potholes and the rear tyre sidewall has suffered a large amount of damage, not very reassuring. All in all not a bad tyre, but I would spend the extra and go for the higher end GP tyres.
Tom PatrickTerrific tires (sorry, Yank spelling!)at a great price. Have tried most major brands over the years, and Michelin and Conti are my favorites, with the nod going to Conti w/Black Chili.
Mr cornwellI ordered these to replace the standard tyres that come on the Merlin PR7 road bike. They are really good tyres. I use my bike for commuting and training and have found the tyre performs really well. I have ridden in both really wet and dry conditions and they haven't let me down at all. I run them at 110psi and find they roll well and offer comfort too. I would recommend these tyres.
Mr harrisGreat tyres great price almost as lightweight as 4000s but with more durable compound
Mr MitchellUsual Continental quality, decent weight, rides well, what's not to like?
Mr HaydenGreat tyres, really durable and grippy!! Value for money!!
Mr HuntA great tyre at an fantastic price! They roll very well and the 24c provide a smooth, comfortable ride!
R BoothKeen price here for a good product, which I bought on the recommendation of a well-informed friend. I was partly prompted by a piece in 'Cyclist' about the optimum qualities of a 24mm tyre. Be nice if the manufacturers produced 24mm in a few more colourways. Delivered the day after my order too.
Mr SoleGreat tyres at a great price. These are the first road tyres I have ever brought. I used them for the Strava Festive 500, where I rode over 400 miles over xmas 2012. The weather was horrible, but these tyres performed excellently. Even to the extent they made my ride more comfortable. Would recommned to anyone
Mr FinlayGreat price for a great tyre. Last for ages, offer good grip, comfortable in use and reasonable puncture protection.
Mr laws chapmanGood tyre, not had a puncture as yet and the grip seems very good on wet and dry roads. All in all a good all round tyre, not as fast as some skinny race tyres.
Mr VearI'm really Chuffed with these tyres! I've been out on three 75+ mile rides this Jan/Feb on cold, wet, gritty & sometimes icy roads- No punctures, no wheelslip out of the saddle on steep hills. Good grip through fast corners.
IanSecond pair of Grand Prix tyres purchased from Merlin. Great combination of speed, grip and puncture resistance. The usual outstanding service and pricing from Merlin.
Mr BarrettExcellent tyre for a good price
Mr BartaRealy light, strong, and durable. I used last for 4000km without any flat.
Mr aspeyI have not done 100s of miles on these tyres yet so cannot comment on longevety. They do have a very responsive feel to them. Fit wise they are very similar to 23mm, i was worried they would catch my crudcatcher mudguards as there is very little clearance however after replacing 23mm tyre with these there was no requirement to adjust clearances. Altogether pleased with these.
Mr McDonaldFirst few rides suggest the tyre matches the hype - fast with no punctures. Outstanding service and delivery from Merlin.
Mr SilversidesMy favourite tyre, a brilliant all rounder. I use these mainly on the winter bike, as they provide a great balance of robustness, longevity and weight. A little more comfortable than most 23's, but not so large as to cause issues with clearance on my mudguards or look out of place on the summer bike.
Mr TazisidquiOutstanding tires. Fast rolling, very durable, comfortable and at a great price from Merlin.
Mr FosterPremium tyres at a bargain price, whats not to like? Great compromise for winter riding, not too thin, not too fat, perfect.
Mr NewboroughUsed conti's for years with never any problems, Good puncture resistance, wet performance good, reasonably light. They stand up to hampshire's lanes( mud laden, pot holed excuses for roads) well and last 2-3000miles. At special deal price a bargain.
Mr CarterSuper quick delivery- tyres are thinner than expected- more like 23c- yet to test them in the rain, but so far so good.
Mr AkhadovAwesome price, Fast & free delivery! Many thanks MerlinCycles, you got my vote.
Mr StewartGreat tyres from the ultra reliable Continental tyre maker. Good and grippy, with just the right balance between weight and puncture resistance. Ideal tyre for my winter bike. Delivery by Merlin, post free (please take note other online bike shops!!), was very quick given it was during the run up to Xmas. And the price! What can I say.