Conti GP4000 28mm on 2016 Supersix Evo

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nick312
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by nick312

I'm thinking of switching to conti gp4000 s2 28mm but since they are oversized, pumped up to 31mm I think. Both 2016 supersix evo HM and R8000 claim to take 28mm, I'm not sure if actual width of 28mm gp4000 would fit. Anybody has an experience on this?

*note: wheels are vision metron, 17mm internal, 25mm external.

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by rmr40

nick312 wrote:I'm thinking of switching to conti gp4000 s2 28mm but since they are oversized, pumped up to 31mm I think. Both 2016 supersix evo HM and R8000 claim to take 28mm, I'm not sure if actual width of 28mm gp4000 would fit. Anybody has an experience on this?

*note: wheels are vision metron, 17mm internal, 25mm external.

Cheers :D


They'll fit - I tried 28mm Pro Ones's on my HI that measured 31mm - the was plenty of room around the stays however the 6800 brake clearance was tight..




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by Bigger Gear

One of my riding partners has a 2016 EVO HM and yes, the frame has clearance for the Conti GP4000 700x28 but if one is running Shimano brakes then the clearance to the caliper is VERY tight. To the point where if something gets stuck on the tire it will be scraping or jamming against the caliper. I have observed this a couple of times with said riding partner, using Dura-Ace 9000 calipers. He's very stubborn and continues to ride these tires but honestly, he should just run 700x25. His rims are 17mm internal.

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by stockae92

Bigger Gear wrote:One of my riding partners has a 2016 EVO HM and yes, the frame has clearance for the Conti GP4000 700x28 but if one is running Shimano brakes then the clearance to the caliper is VERY tight. To the point where if something gets stuck on the tire it will be scraping or jamming against the caliper. I have observed this a couple of times with said riding partner, using Dura-Ace 9000 calipers. He's very stubborn and continues to ride these tires but honestly, he should just run 700x25. His rims are 17mm internal.


Just wondering, would there be brake option with more clearance than DA 9000?

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by nemeseri

stockae92 wrote:
Bigger Gear wrote:One of my riding partners has a 2016 EVO HM and yes, the frame has clearance for the Conti GP4000 700x28 but if one is running Shimano brakes then the clearance to the caliper is VERY tight. To the point where if something gets stuck on the tire it will be scraping or jamming against the caliper. I have observed this a couple of times with said riding partner, using Dura-Ace 9000 calipers. He's very stubborn and continues to ride these tires but honestly, he should just run 700x25. His rims are 17mm internal.


Just wondering, would there be brake option with more clearance than DA 9000?


yes
DA R9100
or ultegra R8000

Bigger Gear
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by Bigger Gear

The clearance issue is with the pivot "knuckle" that is at the lowest point. Viewing from behind, this would be the pivot to the left. When I look at the 9000 caliper versus the 9100 in pictures this does not look to be significantly different but the only way to know would be to the see a SuperSix mounted with 9100 and Conti 28s.

SRAM Red brakes seem to have oodles of clearance.

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by boots2000

Problem is that the GP4000 II 700x28mm is not really a 28mm tire.
So they don't work well in many stock bikes that say a 28mm fits.
I have found them to be super tight on the Parlee Altum, Trek Emonda, etc..
Barely clearing does not equal clearing in my book-

It would be great if Conti made a size that was halfway in between their 25mm and their 28mm- maybe a 26.5?

This does not hold true on the 4 seasons tire- It is pretty true to a 28mm.

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by GothicCastle

That is going to be tight around the chin stays and really tight around the caliper. Keep in mind that the casing will stretch a bit after some riding, making it even wider. Go with 25s.

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by Lieblingsleguan

Pro teams at Paris Roubaix sometimes use DA 7900 brakes because of the clearance with 30mm tires. Cable pull ratio is compatible with today's STIs.

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by mpulsiv

Its not about brakes clearance but how high the brake bridge is and whether the fork is made for mid-reach brakes. To prove my point, my Dura Ace 9000 brakes can clear 35mm tires due to frame design. I highly doubt that Conti 28mm GP4000s will clear any modern aluminum/carbon frames. Yes, I did my research. This tire measure ~ 31mm tall and ~32mm wide. There are exception (e.g. boutique carbon frames and Trek Domane). I had to get a steel frame to clear 28mm Conti GP4000S tires.
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nick312
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by nick312

Thanks everyone

Decided to order 28mm already, if they don't fit then I'll have to stick with 25mm. will photo update when they arrive :D

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by Ltoddokc

They did NOT fit on my 2016 Evo HiMod 56cm. The issue was the height of the tire, it was very tight but clear in the stand but rubbed the actual frame brake bridge on bumpy roads. On my set up the Ultegra 6800 caliper clearance was about 1mm above the brake bridge so the brake itself wasn't an issue.

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