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Old 02-21-13, 01:48 PM
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Conti 4000s reveiw after 1000miles

Could not be happier.Smooth,quiet.fast.no flats.expensive but well worth it.I thank for this board for the suggestion of these tires.
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Old 02-21-13, 01:57 PM
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If you plan ahead, they are not expensive. Not sure if you did but if you buy from Probikekitdotcom, $35-$40 each. About 10 days to deliver, free delivery when I ordered.
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Old 02-21-13, 02:34 PM
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I went l.b.s. paid 65.00....i guess i overpaid but best money i ever spent.
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Originally Posted by zenout View Post
I went l.b.s. paid 65.00....i guess i overpaid but best money i ever spent.

$65 is actually pretty good from an LBS nowadays. Most I have seen are $75!

Last order I got from Probikekit was 4 for $140.

That's like nearly 2 for 1 vs the LBS. Pays to plan ahead, not be in a hurry, or in a desparate situation.



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Yep - buy an extra set and just keep 'em on hand. They were $35 each last time I used PBK. I've only had the rear on since December, the front will go on as soon as I finish fixing my regular front wheel.

I prefer 25mm tires (although the contis look a little narrower at 25 than my michelins did) and those are not easy to find - ergo, I stock up.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Yep - buy an extra set and just keep 'em on hand. They were $35 each last time I used PBK. I've only had the rear on since December, the front will go on as soon as I finish fixing my regular front wheel.

I prefer 25mm tires (although the contis look a little narrower at 25 than my michelins did) and those are not easy to find - ergo, I stock up.
35.00!Cant beat that.i got 23s because......i have no idea.
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Old 02-21-13, 02:56 PM
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For sure I will get an extra set from the places you both mentioned.
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They're the best riding tire I've used but they're too hard to get on my rims.
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Old 02-21-13, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by GP View Post
They're the best riding tire I've used but they're too hard to get on my rims.
What rims are you riding?

I had problems with Bontrager MTB rims on my MTB. I thought maybe Bontrager road rims but Gina had them and had no problems with GP4000s.
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Old 02-21-13, 05:24 PM
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Thanks to the heads-up from Beanz, I picked up those Conti's from PBK as well. Didn't even need them yet! But at that price, I wasn't going to pass 'em up. I'm good for a couple of years now....'till the next sale!
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After success with GatorHardhells and some research I decided to order a pair of 25s ordered from Ebay - paid 45 buckaroos each and I think they'll be worth it. Should be here same day as my new bike so I get bonus points for planning ahead
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Originally Posted by nesdog View Post
Thanks to the heads-up from Beanz, I picked up those Conti's from PBK as well. Didn't even need them yet! But at that price, I wasn't going to pass 'em up. I'm good for a couple of years now....'till the next sale!
...Yeah, I received my 4 tires first week of January. Thought I'd be riding one of them by now but the GPs on the bike are still fine. Been much better than I expected.
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Old 02-21-13, 06:03 PM
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TireManiacs.com has the Conti GP4000S tires in 700x23c for $41.99 each, including shipping. The 25s are $46.98 each, including shipping. ProBikeKit may be able to beat them, but not by much, and you don't have to wait for a sale.

They also have good everyday prices on Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tires. We have had the Conti GP4000S tires and the Ultremos on our tandem, and the Ultremos are better. I have the Contis on my solo bike, and when they wear out I'm going to buy some Ultremos. As always, YMMV.

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Old 02-21-13, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mwandaw View Post
TireManiacs.com has the Conti GP4000S tires in 700x23c for $41.99 each, including shipping. The 25s are $46.98 each, including shipping. ProBikeKit may be able to beat them, but not by much, and you don't have to wait for a sale.

They also have good everyday prices on Schwalbe Ultremo ZX tires. We have had the Conti GP4000S tires and the Ultremos on our tandem, and the Ultremos are better. I have the Contis on my solo bike, and when they wear out I'm going to buy some Ultremos. As always, YMMV.

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That's a good price. But you don't have to wait for sales at Probikekit, the price fluctuates a bit from $34-$40 but they are always that price.

Sounds like a good deal on tandem tires. Thanks for the heads up, I just my go that route when the gatorskins wear out.
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Old 02-21-13, 06:22 PM
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I just put these tires on my Madone to replace the stock Bontrager tires. SMOOOOOTH riding for sure! Only ridden about 50 miles on them so far. I got them at Lisa's shop with a discount so did not pay full price. Will likely stock up next time someone posts about the deal you got them on.

I'm riding 23's and they sure seem to flatten out the bumps in the road better than the stock tires ever did.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
What rims are you riding?

I had problems with Bontrager MTB rims on my MTB. I thought maybe Bontrager road rims but Gina had them and had no problems with GP4000s.
Usually velocity fusions but sometimes Ritcheys or Eastons. Once they wear a bit they're easier but the first couple times they're almost impossible to get on.
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Usually velocity fusions but sometimes Ritcheys or Eastons. Once they wear a bit they're easier but the first couple times they're almost impossible to get on.
Fusions? Wow! Gina and I just both got new front wheels, both Fusion rims. The new tires were no problem. Hmm!

EDIT: Although I did read somewhere that Velocity makes their rims in the US now vs Australia. Maybe they changed the recipe?



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Mine are 6 years old. I remember resting the rim on the ground and using all my weight trying to stretch the tire near the top of Torrey Pines.
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Originally Posted by zenout View Post
Could not be happier.Smooth,quiet.fast.no flats.expensive but well worth it.I thank for this board for the suggestion of these tires.
That's a concise review!

Come to think of it, I just hit 1000 miles on a Gatorskin tire last week, and it's been working fine too so far. I think I got it for $40ish.
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Originally Posted by GP View Post
Mine are 6 years old. I remember resting the rim on the ground and using all my weight trying to stretch the tire near the top of Torrey Pines.
The quick stick might have helped: https://www.rei.com/product/546083/qu...k-tire-changer

That one I just used yesterday morning when it was still in the 40's temp.

The other one I want to try is by Kool Stop, the company that makes brake pads but has this also:

https://www.outsideoutfitters.com/p-2...Fe1_QgodmRMAJg

And yes, I use the Continental Grand Prix 4000-S.
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I have a Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack but I haven't had to use it yet. Pedros yellow tire levers have worked fine for me so far for mounting tires. Although wire bead Gatorskins were pretty tough to get on initially.
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Not to take away from the awsomeness of this tire. A while back, I was looking for a sollution as I was getting flats on almost every ride I went on and just could not spnd 40+ per tire. I found performance pro + road tire for 20 bucks. Maybe does not roll as smooth as the conti's but awsome for puncture protection. I've gone over 1500 miles without a flat (Watch me get one this weekend) May be other po' folk may benefit from this
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
Fusions? Wow! Gina and I just both got new front wheels, both Fusion rims. The new tires were no problem. Hmm!

EDIT: Although I did read somewhere that Velocity makes their rims in the US now vs Australia. Maybe they changed the recipe?
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Mine are 6 years old. I remember resting the rim on the ground and using all my weight trying to stretch the tire near the top of Torrey Pines.
Supposedly with the move to the US, Velocity has made some updates with an improved rim bed, and (hopefully it's true) addressed the issue of inconsistent ERD dimensions. Which probably explains why GP has problems on the old rims and Beanz doesn't. Although I too have noticed the first time I mounted a GP4000s to an A23 rim, it was by no means easy. Once the tire was ridden in and taken on and off a couple time, it has stretched enough, though it still needs a bit of effort. FWIW, I use Velocity's Veloplugs instead of rim tape, so I have a little wiggle room.
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Originally Posted by Genaro View Post
Not to take away from the awsomeness of this tire. A while back, I was looking for a sollution as I was getting flats on almost every ride I went on and just could not spnd 40+ per tire. I found performance pro + road tire for 20 bucks. Maybe does not roll as smooth as the conti's but awsome for puncture protection. I've gone over 1500 miles without a flat (Watch me get one this weekend) May be other po' folk may benefit from this
I have well over 1000 miles and counting on my performance pro +. The 25s seem as smooth as a conti 23, but then again its probably just my soft/sensitive arse fooling me. These are Po' mans contis.
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