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Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II 700c Road Tire
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Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II 700c Road Tire

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The new GP4000 S II really does deliver on all fronts, combining speed and amazing handling with impressive puncture resistance and extended tread life. Just like the original GP 4000 S, this is one of the fastest, most durable, and best-riding tires available. In fact, it's even better—Conti claims that thanks to continued R & D, they're able to improve the venerable Black Chili compound by 3-4% every year, so the new model has even better adhesion in wet and dry conditions, better durability, and lower rolling resistance.

For those not clued into Black Chili, this is the lingo Conti uses for their top rubber. As the name implies, it can only be made in black—hence this tire's all-black center tread. In a nutshell, Black Chili is an incredibly dense rubber, made up of particles roughly ten times smaller than those typically used in bike tires. Placing this wonder compound directly at the contact patch results in a tire that's not only more durable, but more able to conform to (grip) the road. It's also more resistant to UV rays, helping it to resist cracking and premature tire wear.

The tire also features Conti's patented Vectran puncture protection barrier underneath the tread. Originally developed by NASA in the construction of space shuttles and suits, Vectran is a tough but lightweight material that allows Conti to keep their tires extremely light while providing tremendous puncture protection.

The Grand Prix 4000 S II features a three-ply 330 TPI casing. Kevlar folding bead. Max inflation is 120 PSI. Claimed weight is 205 grams (700c x 23mm)

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ISO (ETRTO) Size: 20-622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Min Pressure: 110 PSI

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/330 Total TPI

Made in: Germany 

Black - 700c x 20mm

Weight: 185 grams

Black - 700c x 23mm

Weight: 215 grams

Black - 700c x 25mm

Weight: 225 grams

Black - 700c x 28mm

Weight: 235 grams

Black/Reflective - 700c x 25mm

Weight: 225 grams

Black/Reflective - 700c x 28mm

Weight: 235 grams

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Reviewed 9/9/2018
by Don
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Boulder, CO
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7 of 20 customers found this review helpful.
Disappointing sidewall flaw

I'm a longtime fan of Continental clincher tires, having used Grand Prix 4000 (including S II) , All Season, & Gatorskin versions. Past GP 4000 tires have lasted 2000-3000 miles treadwear with few flats and no sidewall problems, with ride quality noticeably more supple than the All Season or Gatorskin. But in a GP 4000 S II pair bought from BTD this season that had only about 1000 miles use, the one on the rear wheel recently had a sidewall hole directly under the reflective strip letting a bit of tube push out through it (analogous to an intestine pushing through an abdominal hernia). This required discarding that tire for safety. Fortunately I had an extra tire available to replace it. I don't know if this indicates declining quality control or was just a random event, but I'm disappointed in the exception to the GP 4000's customarily excellent reliability.

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Reviewed 3/5/2019
by Ron
florida
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best tire ever.

Ivy been using these tires for several years now and I can honestly say Ive never had a flat due to a puncture. They have exceptional grip and wear like iron.

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Reviewed 3/7/2019
by basinbob
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Memphis TN
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best Road Tire!

I have been riding for over 40 years and tried many different tires. The Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II 700c Road Tire is one of the best for wear, flat protection and cut protection. I usually get 4000 miles out of The Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II 700c Road Tires.

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Reviewed 3/11/2019
by Keith B.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Grippy, fast, excellent role.

Love these tires. Very grippy and I get an excellent role. Seems to be faster than my Gator hardshell tires that I had previously.

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Reviewed 9/22/2018
by T. Johnson
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Very favorable impression

I bought these to replace a set of Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires specifically because I was looking to reduce weight and rolling resistance. Based on research, this tire seemed to check both of those boxes while still providing reasonable puncture resistance.

These tires run incredibly smooth and effortless. As for puncture resistance, I just returned from a weeklong bike trip covering 500 miles of rural roads littered with sharp rocks and steel belted tire shards and didn't have one puncture. I even did a little gravel riding (less than 10 miles). I cannot comment on traction in the rain as I plan to use my Schwalbes for winter commuting, however due to the low weight and very low rolling resistance, I very highly recommend these tires for any type of distance riding (multiple day trips, or centuries), they exceeded my expectations.

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Reviewed 8/23/2018
by Spartan Cyclist
Competitive Racer
Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire for 2018

Conti GP 4000 S II, great all around tires. I've been using these for racing and riding for the past two years. I would say I get about 2000-3000 miles out of a tire, so they do last a good while. They handle great and are nice and fast.

They also provide very good puncture protection for a high performance tire. I know there are other 'racing' tires on the market, but they are very light and thin and certainly put you at risk for flats. From my past experience, there are few things that take you out of a race as fast as a flat tire.

If you balance price, performance and protection I don't think there is currently a better tire on the market.

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Reviewed 9/7/2018
by Bill
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Scottsdale, AZ
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
The Continental Grad Prix 4000S II road tire is the Go To Tire for cyclists.

I run the Continental Grand Prix S II road tire on three of my four road bikes. They simple are the best tire for the money. Good rolling characteristics, puncture resistant and long lasting. I have tried other brands with no where the success of these fine tires. Highly recommended for your road cycling both racing and training.

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Reviewed 9/17/2018
by Boll Weevil
Cycling Enthusiast
Arkansas Delta
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Reliable. Just reliable

The only puncture I've ever had with Conti GP4000s was a pinch flat - my bad. For my road bike, I can't imagine a better investment, especially when they're on sale!

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Reviewed 8/6/2018
by Philip
Philadelphia
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire - improved ride

This tire has just the right amount of road-gripping firmness while delivering a very comfortable ride. I'm very happy with the feel and handling. Its a big improvement over what was on my road bike previously.

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Reviewed 3/1/2019
by bradci
Daily Commuter
Seattle USA
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Fantastic all around tire

the continental gp 4000 sII road tire is a very good tire - perfect for the winter in the PNW where the roads are wet, and the shoulders littered with debris. These tires feel great, and are durable enough that I'm not worried about flats yet. So far, about 500 miles on them and i am very happy. And bonus!, the 28mm tires are actually 29mm when installed on Mavic Open Pro rims.

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Reviewed 1/17/2019
by NorthBayBiiker
Casual Cyclist
NorthBay, Bay Area, Ca USA
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great road tire

These a long lasting, durable road tires that perform great and live up to the hype. The longevity of these tires also make them a great value. I use them on a daily basis for training rides in all conditions. Because of geographic considerations where I ride and live, I typically climb 3000 ft. on any given ride. These tires provide light weight for climbing and great stability when descending Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 12/2/2018
by Anonymous
New York
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Runs large

Running 28s on a Specialized Roubaix (2014 carbon frame) they rubbed. When calipered at 100psi they read 32mm. Changed to the 25s and had perfect clearance. The 25s measured 27mm at 100psi.

1400 miles in 6 months (40-100 F) on smooth to chipped surfaces with occasional pot holes

No issues and minimal visual wear

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Reviewed 2/22/2019
by Anonymous
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Los Angeles
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Great Endurance Performance Tire

Switched to Continental GP 4000 after years of using Michelin Pros. Liked Michelin Pros because of their grip, giving confidence on speedy turns, but prone to flats & quick wear. Rarely got more than 2,200 miles on a pair. In 16 months on Continentals, only one flat, & got 4,800 miles on first pair, making price premium over Michelin's well worth it.

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Reviewed 2/14/2019
by Rick
K C
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good tire

Have not used yet but have been good tire in the past.

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Reviewed 2/15/2019
by Anonymous
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Central Florida
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Go to all around tire

Ride about 120 miles a week on 3 rides. Dont like changing tubes on the road. These tires when fairly new offer excellent flat protection along with a great ride. Swap them out before the wear dimples disappear.

Had to replace an almost new front tire at home due to sidewall damage. A gator skin might have been less vulnerable to this unseen road hazard.

That said will stick with this model. Buy them in pairs when on sale.

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Reviewed 12/3/2018
by SFBiker
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San Francisco, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A great all around tire with excellent durability

This is very predictable tire. I performs great on the dry and on the wet.

I really value the wear like predictability. I typically get about 1500 miles from

a pair of these tires. I weight about 175lbs and I i climb about 100K ft a year.

After abandoning other brands since they were very unpredictable as to there

wear out cycle, these are the only tires I will run. I ride about 1500 miles a year.

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Reviewed 11/5/2018
by DonWA
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Palatine, IL
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1 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Gold Standard

Continental is still the gold standard in cycling tires. I use them on all 4 of my bikes. Gatorskins on my commuter bike, 4 Seasons on my winter road bike and these on my race bikes. The ride quality is superb. The handling is excellent. These won't last as long as the Gatorskins or 4 Seasons but that would be true of any premium tire. Get them on sale and they become a good value.

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Reviewed 12/4/2018
by drsonny
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Tennessee
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Best tires out there for day in and day out use.

Road riding 4-6K year x 16 years...this is my favorite tire for all around performance. Good handling, long wearing, puncture resistant. Almost a race tire but lasts longer. I always come back to these tires.

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Reviewed 10/9/2017
by MightyG
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Beverly Hills, CA
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10 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
BEST BALANCE OF, DURABILITY, MILEAGE, PERFORMANCE AND VALUE...

Like many cyclists, I've tried a lot of different high performance tires looking for that one tire that excels at everything. In the end, I use GP4000's on all of my wheels. A few tires have a more supple ride, a few corner better. Other tires are miserable to fit or have weak side walls or get lousy mileage or are prone to flats. GP4000,s just inspire confidence. They corner well in wet and dry, I get excellent mileage, (3,000 mi. plus), average about 1 flat per year, never had a side wall problem and they have relatively low rolling resistance. I've hammered these tires on So. California roads and the GP4000.s always get me home safely.

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Reviewed 1/29/2019
by bumpermeat
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San Jose, CA
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Great tire, expensive, buy it on sale!

Wait until BTD puts these on sale (which is often). The regular price is ludicrous. My car tires don't cost that much. That being said, I've been riding these tires for a very long time. They do not have the puncture or flat resistance of Gatorskins, but they roll much better and corner much better.

I am not small (6'5 and 215lbs) and these tires stand up to me and 110 psi. I get thousands of miles out of them (even the rear, of course many more on the front) on all kinds of tarmac (new asphalt to older, rutted and pitted roads).

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