The name Grand Prix has become a brand of its own in cycling circles worldwide. Grand Prix is the classic tire marking quality and performance. Not unlike its predecessor, this generation is eager to change traditional standards. The Grand Prix marks the trend towards wider tires in performance cycling. Wider tires roll easier, yield higher mileage and offer more comfort and grip, therefore the new Grand Prix profile is 23mm. Wide enough to exploit the advantages of wider tires, but still light and slim enough to improve the performance of any racing machine.
This unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental German factory has revolutionised 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 first to the last kilometre.
With PolyX Breaker®, Continental brings PKW know-how to the bicycle tyre segment: Polyester has been used successfully for years in car tyres and been tried and tested many times. The extremely resistant polyester fibre is woven tightly crosswise. In this way, a very high fabric density is reached which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects but is also especially resistant to punctures. The rolling resistance is also not negatively affected by the PolyX Breaker®.
Please note: The design of the 28 mm wide tire may differ from the 23 mm and 25 mm wide tires.
Weight supplement: 23-622)
approx. 245 grams (25-622)
approx. 275 grams (28-622)