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Continental GP 4000 tires or alternatives
CREATED: 07/25/11 by PotomacTriathlete2009 REPLIES: 4
PotomacTriathlete2009's ravatar PotomacTriathlete2009    JOINED: 9/19/09    POSTS: 514
Continental GP 4000 tires or alternatives
POSTED: 7/25/11 11:16 AM

I'm thinking about getting a set of these for my tri bike. They seem like a good mix between durability and weight. I'll hold off on getting lightweight pure racing tires until maybe next year, if I have a 2nd set of wheels.

Most reviews seem to be positive for the GP 4000s, better than the Michelin Pro 3 tires. Any thoughts on this?

By the way, I'll be getting the 650 clinchers, and I'll probably order them online. Most of the local stores don't seem to carry many 650 tires these days.

karlaj's ravatar karlaj    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 201
RE: Continental GP 4000 tires or alternatives
POSTED: 7/25/11 11:24 AM

Both the 4000S and Pro3 are pretty nice. The Pro4's are apparently out (or coming soon) and a "significant" improvement, but haven't read any reviews nor seen pricing. I feel like if you can get a good deal on any of those sets, you'd be happier than the whatever you're currently on. My $.02.

-Jason

202jono's ravatar 202jono    JOINED: 2/19/10    POSTS: 26
RE: Continental GP 4000 tires or alternatives
POSTED: 7/25/11 12:06 PM

I picked up the GP 4000 650 clincher at "Freshbikes" in Bethesda the other week. They had plenty in stock. Might want to try them?

PotomacTriathlete2009's ravatar PotomacTriathlete2009    JOINED: 9/19/09    POSTS: 514
RE: Continental GP 4000 tires or alternatives
POSTED: 7/25/11 12:13 PM

I'll think about it, but I don't head out to Bethesda very often.

I'm currently using the Vittoria Rubino Pro tires that came with my Felt S32. No complaints, but after a couple years, I think the tires are close to the end of their useful life.

kev7's ravatar kev7    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 452
RE: Continental GP 4000 tires or alternatives
POSTED: 7/25/11 12:35 PM

I also ride on 650 wheels. I now have Pro3 on my training bike, but going back GP4000s. The Pro3 wear out too fast compared to the GP4000s.

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