Continental GP4000 Clincher Bead

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
User avatar
addict
Posts: 122
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:40 am
Contact:

by addict

:unbelievable: my tire was completely adequate..

bm0p700f
in the industry
Posts: 3548
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
Contact:

by bm0p700f

given the number of these tyres sold a defect rate is to be expected. No tyre is perfect all tyre manufacturers will produce a faulty tyre from time to time. I don't think continental are any more prone to it than vittoria, michelin et.al. We here about it because they sell so many.

by Weenie


uraqt
Posts: 814
Joined: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:53 am

by uraqt

Not so sure of that, there was a thread awhile back, last year about a bad batch of GP4000s ( I think ) from PBK...

I moved to a different brands because of it.... I feel that some of these failures are safety issues at 40 MPH


C

NiFTY
Posts: 1089
Joined: Sat May 26, 2012 11:26 pm

by NiFTY

An update, after the weird de-beading incident I have done another 200K, including a 80K race on rough country roads and the tyre is rock solid, must have been a freak event.
Evo 5.02kg SL3 6.77 Slice RS 8.89 viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110579" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

User avatar
addict
Posts: 122
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:40 am
Contact:

by addict

before my incident on the road I thought the same way! My advice to change it for new one..

Ozrider
Posts: 1021
Joined: Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:06 am
Location: Perth, Western Australia

by Ozrider

Been using Contis for over 5 years with no issues. I use the Race Light tubes as I find the Supersonics a bit fragile, specially if getting a flat while on the road. Rather 25g extra than patching tubes next to the road


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Ozrider - Western Australia
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post