With the Grand Prix Supersonic, your wheels can be tuned to an absolute minimum weight and rolling resistance. The tire, together with a Race 28 Supersonic tube, make up just 210 gram of the wheel weight!
Its approved slick tread and BlackChili Compound make it true eye candy. The Grand Prix Supersonic is undoubtedly the fastest tire option for pure speed performance in racing situations.
With maximum speeds in mind, Continental dispensed with puncture protection and designed the tire for just a limited number of racing kilometers. As a result, the Grand Prix Supersonic is not a training tire. It makes top speeds irresistible, but is only recommended for individual races on smooth circuits.
This unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental German factory has revolutionized bicycle tyres. The resultant compound showed a new relationship between grip and rolling resistance. This "Elevated level", as it was previously known, was given the name "BlackChili". The latest polymers, nanoscale soot particles and optimized fillers all guarantee a unique performance, from downhill MTB tyres to the time trial tyres of the ProTour, they are second to none in their respective areas. BlackChili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26% and provides 30% more grip than activated silica compounds. Premium tyres with BlackChili Compound also impress with higher mileage and unlike many multi-compounds, provide a constant ride from the fi rst to the last kilometer.
With Supersonic you're in on the ultimate speed experience. Whether in races, time trials or marathons, the Supersonic product line for racing bikes and MTB gives you extra thrust. Every Supersonic product is uncompromisingly optimized as far as weight and rolling resistance are concerned.
All components of the Supersonic tire and tube were individually reduced in volume and weight to what is absolutely necessary and technically feasible. This affects, for example, the thickness of the tire casing topping, material distribution of tread rubber, the thickness of the tread compound and the thickness of the tube walls. Of course, only highest-quality materials are used: highly refined polyamide for the carcasses, the famous ASC (activated silica compound) technology or the tried-and-tested Endless Edge tread pattern design.
Radically optimizing a tire in terms of weight and rolling resistance means, of course, cutting back on other tire properties. In terms of mileage and puncture resistance, the Supersonic tires do not measure up to the proven quality of their corresponding all-around tires.