New Continental 5000s tires - the CLINCHER (not TL) thread

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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Scania123
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by Scania123

Just got a reply from Tweeks that the Classic was a limited edition which unfortunately wont be back in stock.

omikronphi
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by omikronphi

classic/tanwall gp5000 are back, now called transparent!

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billythestickboy
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by billythestickboy

Where did you get these, I could only find wiggle with 28mm

Did you weigh them?

They look great

omikronphi
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by omikronphi

found a seller on eBay Germany and also here: https://www.nubuk-bikes.de

So far only received the eBay ones, 2x216g and the third is 220g.
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Neillp
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by Neillp

Conti will formally release them shortly, they put something on Instagram this week but didn't give a date.

billythestickboy
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by billythestickboy

Ah OK, thanks. I won't be putting them on for a while until spring, so I can wait.

SamD
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by SamD

As the transparant GP5000 has been out in the wild for a while now, is there anyone who can comment on whether these are more supple than the regular black version?

I have s-works turbo cottons at the moment and am debating between those and the new transparant GP5000, wondering how they compare in terms of suppleness (and grip).

gruppetto
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by gruppetto

SamD wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:15 am
As the transparant GP5000 has been out in the wild for a while now, is there anyone who can comment on whether these are more supple than the regular black version?

I have s-works turbo cottons at the moment and am debating between those and the new transparant GP5000, wondering how they compare in terms of suppleness (and grip).
Those tan walls are simply cosmetic, totally different way of producing a tyre than classic cotton/silk tyres.

Neillp
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by Neillp

SamD wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:15 am
As the transparant GP5000 has been out in the wild for a while now, is there anyone who can comment on whether these are more supple than the regular black version?

I have s-works turbo cottons at the moment and am debating between those and the new transparant GP5000, wondering how they compare in terms of suppleness (and grip).
I have both and I can't tell any difference, I suspect they have just used a transparent coating on the sidewall rather than black.

FYI these are different from the Ltd edition TDF version, that had painted cream sidewalls and weighed approx 25g more per tyre. maybe they painted over the black surface.

SamD
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by SamD

Thank you! I will probably stick to turbo cottons then. Now I just need to figure out whether I want to stick to regular spesh butyl tubes or try latex or TPU :D

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