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PSA: Continental GP 5000 700x28 $40

Old 12-08-20, 12:01 PM
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PSA: Continental GP 5000 700x28 $40

https://www.xxcycle.com/continental-...-70028,,en.php

I have bought from this outfit successfully and can recommend it.
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Soma's sale is pretty solid also. I think it's been around for a bit though?

Supple Vitesse SL $30: https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/pro...?category=2790
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
https://www.xxcycle.com/continental-...-70028,,en.php

I have bought from this outfit successfully and can recommend it.
Danger, Will Robinson (and noglider and RiddleOfSteel and natterberry ). Check the specs, copied below from the ad. I think these are 27" (630mm), not 700c (622mm). (700a is not the same as 700c.)

Diameter :27' (630) 700 a

Width :28 mm

Discount Pack :no

Purpose :Multipurpose

Tubeless :no

Tyre Type :Folding
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer View Post
Danger, Will Robinson (and noglider and RiddleOfSteel and natterberry ). Check the specs, copied below from the ad. I think these are 27" (630mm), not 700c (622mm). (700a is not the same as 700c.)

There is no issue with the sale I posted.
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Oops. I'm guessing that the listing has a misprint and that it is actually 700c (622mm BSD) but I can't be sure. I would bet they don't make this tire in 27" (630mm).
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It's a misprint, if you go to the Continental website you can see they don't offer the GP5000 in 27" (630), only 700c (622) and 650b.
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Originally Posted by natterberry View Post
Soma's sale is pretty solid also. I think it's been around for a bit though?

Supple Vitesse SL $30: https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/pro...?category=2790
Ive been looking for some fast 32mm road tires, preferably with tan/skinwall for a couple weeks now. These in 33mm size have been tempting me big time. But at that weight, oh man am I concerned they will flat at the first sight of anything mildly pointy.
I wish their less supple version was just as cheap- I would for for those for sure.

As it is, ill probably suck it up and get GP5k in 32 and just have the black tire. The Panaracer GK slick 32 is intriguing, but I have them in 28 and while light, they dont seem especially fast.

...all this is relative. I am using GP4k tires as the baseline.

Oh those Soma tires though. Tempting.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Ive been looking for some fast 32mm road tires, preferably with tan/skinwall for a couple weeks now. These in 33mm size have been tempting me big time. But at that weight, oh man am I concerned they will flat at the first sight of anything mildly pointy.
I wish their less supple version was just as cheap- I would for for those for sure.

...

Oh those Soma tires though. Tempting.
Hey, right in line with the comparable Rene Herse extra light!
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Wish it was 630x28. I'd be replacing my Gatorskins.
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Bike Closet all the way, baby! Often the lowest price in town, no pesky int'l shipping from France. [insert Conehead joke here]
$39.99, looks like all 700c sizes in stock. $40 for the 32s as well, sometimes sellers price those a few buckeroos higher.
https://bikecloset.com/product/conti...and-prix-5000/

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https://www.xxcycle.com/continental-...-70028,,en.php

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Two-packs for 79.99 here:
https://www.excelsports.com/main.asp...jor=1&minor=27

23, 25, 28. and 32 sizes. This is where I got mine, and have had good experiences with Excel in the past.

No matter where you get 'em, they are a steal at these prices.
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Bike Closet all the way, baby! Often the lowest price in town, no pesky int'l shipping from France. [insert Conehead joke here]
$39.99, looks like all 700c sizes in stock. $40 for the 32s as well, sometimes sellers price those a few buckeroos higher.
https://bikecloset.com/product/conti...and-prix-5000/
Why have I not heard of Bike Closet? And wow, 32mm. I feel like I'm drooling as Homer Simpson does at the thought of jelly donuts. MMMmmmm. Triple glazed.....
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Originally Posted by natterberry View Post
Soma's sale is pretty solid also.

Supple Vitesse SL $30: https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/pro...?category=2790
If you ride 700x23mm, the EX tread version is under $15:

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/pro...8?category=256
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Maybe helpful to add that I've used/using the GP5k in both 28/32, and have heaps o' Soma Supple Vitesse, more SL than EX.

The GP5k are a bit heavier, and so should be a little more puncture-resistant. I don't want to anger the Tire-Flat Goddesses, but I don't find the Soma SVs to be much different than the Compass/Rene Herse tires in terms of durability. (sotto voce)i don't have many sidewall issues with either.

The GP5k are more accurately sized than the 4k, especially in 28mm size, where the 4k/28 was known to be be significantly wider than labeled. The 5k/28 is pretty much at 28mm wide on 23/19mm o/i rims. I think the 5k/32 is similarly close to label on 19mm internal rims. It's like Conti just made the 4k/32 the new 5k/32, and added a genuinely 28mm wide 5k.

I read somewhere that Conti is now using 19mm-internal for their width dimensions, but can't vouch for that.

The Soma SV/28s are IME just a bit wider than labeled on 19mm rims, around 29mm, while the SV/33s are a little under, 32mm on 19mm rims.

Both seem to get close to labeled width on wider/modern rims, so if you're putting them on narrower/vintage rims they'll likely run a little under.

There's a fair amount of variability on this, as different production batches can vary slightly. So YMMV.
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The Fates of Flates are indeed fickle....:

I bought a set of Supple Vitesse SL 33's last year, and on my very first ride I slashed a sidewall open on a piece of gravel or something. I ride dirt roads a lot here in Vermont, and this was the worst sidewall cut I've ever had. I was very sad to see new tires go down so fast, so I did a rudimentary sewing job on the cut (using dental floss) and then cut a bit of sidewall from an old tire and glued to the inside of my stitch job....

A year later and I still ride these tires every week, on the same dirt/gravel, and I've not had another flat of any kind. Are the Vitesse SL sidewalls butter-soft, or was I just unlucky to catch a sharp rock or other debris? My experience with flats is that things run in streaks-- I'll go years without flats, and then get 3 in a week.

Of course now that I have mentioned flats out loud, I will get one today-- even though I'm riding indoor on my trainer.

They are nice riding tires! Very light. $30 is pretty good-- might just have to pick up a pair.

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Good info all around, thanks @pcb

I had already purchased 4 of the 33mm. I already have a set of 32mm RH on my Raleigh, so I'll be interested to see how these compare.

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