New Continental 5000S Tires - Tubeless Compatible

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yinya
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by yinya

Killed mine after ~800k with a side/cross cut


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dim
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has anyone noticed that the current GP5000 TL don't have the little stringy things anymore on the sidewalls (where the tyre meets the rim)?

when they were first launched, many (including myself) noticed the thin rubber strands that came loose .... my new Gp5000TL don't have these and I have over 1200 Km on them so far

so have they changed the composition of the tyres/sidewalls?

If so, then the reviews and data on bicycle rolling resistance could be outdated?
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have about 800 miles on them.... first strands noticed today. :(

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spdntrxi wrote:
Nefarious86 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:00 am
I wonder how they would go in a CLX Roval rim with the 21mm internal width.

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by Sock3t

I loved my original 28's but they felt low on traction. I went to 25's to see if they were any quicker on my local roads. I hated them. Put 1,500 miles on them and went back to 28's. Loved them immediately but my front had a weird wobble. I got that fixed up now and the newest version is definitely different than the original runs of them. A lot more traction and overall softer.

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by RedbullFiXX

GP5000TL 25mm
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Front still like new, rear about finished, TWI almost gone now
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by FactoryMatt

actual width check. pretty undersized. these are 32mm GP5000TL measuring ~30mm on a 19c rim at 75psi. the beads are MASSIVE, yet they still don't want to lock into the Reynolds bead hook too well. maybe after some miles... tires weighed about 370gr. running 30g of orange seal.

they were EXTREMELY easy to put on. no tire irons. i think the non-TL 25c 5000s i had were actually tigher...

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by tbabut

Could someone tell me please, how wide the 5000 TL 28mm meassures on a 18c inner rim?

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by FactoryMatt

tbabut wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Could someone tell me please, how wide the 5000 TL 28mm meassures on a 18c inner rim?
probably 27-28

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by Alexbn921

My 28's on. 19mm rim were 30mm. Wide and not that tall

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by tbabut

Hmm, that's a litte bit confusing. I'm riding a Tarmac SL5 Expert DA with Dura Ace 9100 rim brakes. 28mm measured tires are borderline or upper limit in this frame. But the height of the tire is even more critical. I've mounted the GP 5000 TL 25mm on my DT Swiss wheelset with 18mm inner width and they came up with exactly 25mm. I think they will stretch out a litte bit in time. Now a little more width/volume would be fine. But I don't know how the 28mm 5000 TL would come out and fit. 27/28 would be okay, but everything above wouldn't be.

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by FactoryMatt

tbabut wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:28 am
Hmm, that's a litte bit confusing. I'm riding a Tarmac SL5 Expert DA with Dura Ace 9100 rim brakes. 28mm measured tires are borderline or upper limit in this frame. But the height of the tire is even more critical. I've mounted the GP 5000 TL 25mm on my DT Swiss wheelset with 18mm inner width and they came up with exactly 25mm. I think they will stretch out a litte bit in time. Now a little more width/volume would be fine. But I don't know how the 28mm 5000 TL would come out and fit. 27/28 would be okay, but everything above wouldn't be.
my 32s definitely look stunted. it's almost like continental designed them around road frame radial clearance, to the detriment of a predictable tire profile. they seem to handle fine, but the look mushroomed. even on a 19c rim. can't imagine how 'square' they'd look on a wider roval or zipp.

i'm probbaly going back to 25s or 28s. though the 32s do blunt the high freq impacts better.

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by tbabut

After the first ride I am very happy. The tires feel really fast. Now they measure almost 26mm, which seems optimal for me and the frame. Also no problems with air loss so far. I'm using Joe's No Flat Road Racing sealant.

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by alexroseinnes

Directed at all the smug people who mounted these tires easily ;) I'm having an absolute nightmare with my 32mm ones. Done all the tricks and only mounted the front tire so far on my Hollowgram Knot 45s. ONce mounted, they seat and seal really well. Broken multiple levers so far. It really shouldn't be this hard. Had I not spent so much money on the tyres, I'd have given up two days ago. Ordered some of the no pinch levers mentioned in this thread and will see how they go. Clearly any road side punture that won't seal or plug is going to involve a cab ride home. Absolutely no way I can get these back on the rim on the road.

Obviously the rim matters, and I guess I'll be be going for hookless in any future wheelset.


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by spdntrxi

^^ sorry man, I basically did these by hand on my Roval CLX50s.. easist I've ever tried.. 28mm for me

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