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Conti Grand Prix

Old 11-12-19, 04:44 PM
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Conti Grand Prix

Can someone with experience let me know how the Conti Grand Prix fares against the GP4000, GP5000, Schwalbe One, Rubino Pro G2.0 and GP4s.

Tyre will be used for road riding - im looking for something that has the right mix of rolling resistance vs puncture protection.

It won't be used for commuting nor racing.

I'm not fast enough nor athletic enough to make use of the top end racing tyres so looking for the best tyre for the least cash.

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I have the Grand Prix on one bike and GP4ksII on two other bikes. Same sizes and pressures all around. I don't notice much difference at all.
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Originally Posted by str8jakett View Post
I have the Grand Prix on one bike and GP4ksII on two other bikes. Same sizes and pressures all around. I don't notice much difference at all.
Thanks! This is good feedback, because i doubt i would be attuned enough to tell the difference between the good tyres except maybe suppleness and grip. Speed is all much of muchness to me.
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I chewed through two sets of GP4000s in a year so never went back, although most everybody swears by them and raves are rolling in for the 5000s. . I haven’t used the graphene version of the Rubino Pros, but I have gotten many thousands of miles out of Rubino Pro 3s. They aren’t the fastest or most supple tire on the list but they roll well enough for most any recreational application to include fast group rides and training; and they last forever. One of my all time favorites and a lot of tire for the money. I have also used both Schwalbe Ones and Pro One tubeless.Nice tires that are very supple and reasonably long wearing.
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I’ve had terrible luck with the 4000s so I went with the vittoria Rubinho pro and they have been great for thousands of miles. I just bought some 5000s which I haven’t used, but for the of me I don’t know why I bought them. If someone wants to make a reasonable offer there yours.
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I use the wired bead Rubino on my focus for commuting. Pretty hardy tyre for small change. Better than my old Durano Plus and Maxxis Detonator
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In the end i decided to invest in a heap of Caffelatex sealant gear and a couple of Rubino Pro G2.0 TLR's. Going to dabble in tubeless a bit more seriously and see how i go.

My only other experience was with the Gavia's on the stock PR-2 rims on my Defy, so i never actually got around to setting it up tubeless on my ER1600's (they are taped for tubeless already)
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