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Really love the feel of these, theyï¿½re light and fast. Unlike the schwalbes and the enves they seem to retain their speed after the first hundred miles.
Very susceptible to small punctures- definitely not as durable as the schwalbes. Probably equivalent to the enves.
Like these tires for a year, until my first flat! Tire sealed on the road and I was able to ride the remaining 10 miles home. It held air through the next day until I pumped it up to riding pressure. The sealant could not hold the air pressure and select came out. I then plugged the hole, which solved the problem, but there is a bump where the plug went in. To be safe I'll probably buy a new tire..
I've used Continental tires for over 15 years, starting with Gator Skins for my tubed tires. 7 years ago I went tubeless with Mavic wheels. I was able to mount the older Continental tubeless tires, but with a lot of effort. I now have Mavic Ksyrium Elite Disc UST rims. Today I tried to mount the new version Continental tubeless tires 700X30C. I couldn't event get close to mounting them, even the first side. I'll go to my local bike shop for help tomorrow. FYI, the bike shop has told me that Mavic rims are difficult for mounting, depending on the tire type. I love Continentals as being very durable tires. But if you go tubeless, don't even try to mount them yourself.
I got these in 28mm and mounted them on HED Ardennes LT+ TR rim brake rims (21mm interior width). Replaced a set of tubed GP4000s. Like other commenters note, the 28mm tubeless look like my former 25mm tubed tires, but I havenï¿½t measured them. I didnï¿½t have any trouble mounting these, though I used tire levers to mount them. Theyï¿½re a pleasure to ride; tubeless is always a little plusher than tubed, but these are a bit silkier than other tubeless Iï¿½ve ridden. It may be my imagination but they seem a little faster than my previous GPs. Iï¿½ve ridden about 300 miles on them over all kinds of surface, including milled asphalt, crappy NYC streets, and dirt, and Iï¿½ve had no flats and no premature wear. Expensive but I expect to get every penny out of them.
This is a phenomenal tire. Amazingly efficient rolling resistance with no compromise when it comes to durability. The tires are incredibly hard to install, but the plus side is that the seal that is created when they are seated is so tight you could almost go without using sealant. Highly recommend these tires.
I did a recent race 60 miles, when I arrived I noticed everyone was was riding a gravel bike Turns out about 33 miles was gravel, I rode and completed the ride on the 28mm continental 5000 on Cadex hookless wheels at 63 psi ,not a single mark no flats zero problem well maybe one on 10% hill my tiers were spinning so much in the gravel I had walk part of the way up the hill in my road shoes.
Fairly difficult to mount, like the Challenges, but buy the Challenge tire mounting tool and two Schwalbe tire
levers with the rim clip, you'll get them on! I think the ride is not as supple as the Vitoria's or Challenge tires,
(700cx30mm) but I can live with them. Installed tubeless with Finish Line sealant, they hold air for 2-3 months.
Great looking with the tan sidewall
I've used Continental tires for years. Went tubeless a few years ago and will never go back to tubes. I've now gone through two sets of the new GP 5000 S TR tires. As with all Continentals, they are very difficult to mount, especially on my Mavic rims. And they are pricier than the original GP 5000 tubeless. With local roads getting worse (potholes after recent heavy rains) I've gone to larger 700 X 30s. Ride is comfortable. One word of advice: if you run tubeless, make sure you carry repair plugs. I use Dynaplug.
I finally wore past the indicators on my rear tire. It rolled 5,281 miles. Incredibly fast, incredibly durable, fantastic puncture protection, easy mounting.
$0.02 per mile for the fastest road tires a pleb can buy.
I've been riding road bikes for 25 years and used many different brands and styles of tires within brands. I generally like Continentals but these are the hardest tires to mount and dismount on rims I've ever encountered. It took me half an hour trying to mount these stubborn tires on my front rim and longer on the back rim. I can usually change a flat in less than two minutes. Pinched a tube on the back, broke a tire lever, tore up my hands, and scratched my rims. I could not imagine trying to change these on the road. Do yourself a favor and do NOT even consider these. Besides they are priced so high.
I got a 25mm pair put on my ENVE 3.4s and did my normal training route and at the end of my ride, I had a feeling of utter joy and mind you, I've done this is the training circuit countless times for several years!
I have the 25mm in tubeless on both my bikes in black and transparent. This new version of the 5K S TR is really just bliss. My set that is now one year old shows no little to no cuts, and has never needed a dynaplug, knock on wood!
I really love these tires and they rank just above the Schwable Pro One tubeless setup.
My advice is that you will need a slick of soap in the stubborn part of the tire to get it up and over the rim wall lip. These tires are certainly hard to put on but after using a tiny bit of soap and my rubber palm mechanics gloves from climbing the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite. The tire snapped right into my rim brake ENVE 3.4 SES with a few hard goes of gripping the tire with my palm shove method, my thumbs alone weren't strong enough.
Added some Orange Seal Endurance, blasted them with my Lezyne chamber pump and hit my hilly training circuit with more joy than words can describe.
The tires were smooth, supple and confident. I really loves the feel of them and now have them on both my road bikes!
Bought these to replace my worn out Schwalbe pros. I've used GP tires in the past eg...GP4000 clincher, GP5000 clincher etc...Decided to try the new GP5000 TLR since I've heard great reviews of their previous version. Mounting was easy for my specific rim. Everything was going ok . After a couple hundred miles, notice the pressure wouldn't hold as well as the Schwalbe's did. Probably lose around 30-40 psi per week. Unfortunately one day I ran over maybe 11 thorns on my usual 40 miler. Must be bad luck. 8 out of the 11 sealed. I always carry a hand pump so eventually limped home. Used soap and bubble to find the tiny punctures. Decided to check the side walls too and low and behold found multiple micro leaks on both sides. Checked the other tire and same thing. Switched to Pirelli's and so far so good.
These tires really, really perform well. Very resistant to cuts and punctures. Stable in the corners. I've got 2,000+ miles on a pair and they look almost new. I've been a Continental tire client for 10+ years and these are the best they have made to date. I have a spare set of these from BikeTiresDirect but I expect it will be a while till the existing ones show any significant wear.
Super fast rolling tire.
I use 28mm size
Use a good sealant like the Silca stuff and they are fantastic.
I have had a 5mm hole in the tread when I used Stan's and they would not seal to anything above 25/30psi.
No match for broken glass on a sidewall though.
but I stress that these are fast and sticky tires!
Only "problem" is the price, however if hookless rims are what you use, this is THE tire to beat.
I've used multiple variants of this tire and currently run the 28mm and 30mm versions of this tire. They snapped right on to my Zipp 808s without requiring any tools. The first for a TLR tire in my experience. I was worried there might have been an issue and they wouldn't hold air since they went on so easily - but they seated and held air just great! I will have to see how these compare long term this season but so far so good.
Although I'm old and have weak, arthritic hands, these tires mounted easily, without tools. I have almost 2500 miles on my current set, and will likely ride them for a few hundred more.
I live in a small west coast city where about 1/2 the population is now homeless, living in a variety of tents, tarp shacks, and lean-tos made out of stolen building materials. As a result, all the bike paths and lanes are littered with broken glass, needles, and other various bits of sharp junk that cause punctures. These tires have had at least 10 punctures (small and large), but they have always sealed. They have saved me many times, coming or going from work, from having to change a tube, on a dark, isolated bike path.
I will most certainly buy these tires again.