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

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:41 am
by Scania123
Just got a reply from Tweeks that the Classic was a limited edition which unfortunately wont be back in stock.

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

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:41 am
by Weenie

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

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:21 am
by omikronphi
classic/tanwall gp5000 are back, now called transparent!

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

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:27 pm
by billythestickboy
Where did you get these, I could only find wiggle with 28mm

Did you weigh them?

They look great

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

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:47 pm
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.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:16 pm
by Neillp
Conti will formally release them shortly, they put something on Instagram this week but didn't give a date.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:56 am
by billythestickboy
Ah OK, thanks. I won't be putting them on for a while until spring, so I can wait.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:15 am
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).

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

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:33 pm
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.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:41 pm
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.

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

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:16 pm
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

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:04 am
by FlatlandClimber
It probably has been discussed before in this thread, but I just mounted a pair of 30c Continental GP 5000C on my climbing bike for an upcoming mountain Fondo. Mounting was easy, tires sit and roll well, happy days.
The only thing that baffles me are the tire pressure recommendations from Conti.
I should not go below 85 PSI, which is crazy high for a tire that is 31mm real width when inflated.
Silca Tire Pressure tool gives me 70 front and 72 rear.
I read the recent update of BRR on the 5000s and he has a 28c front and 32c rear with latex tubes, which he pumped up to 65PSI.
Being only 80kg WITH bike, I am pretty sure that high 60s to low 70s is the right range.
My primary concern will be speed, but obviously comfort as well.
So what are your recommendations? Why is Contis recommended pressure this freaking high?
Thanks in advance.

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:08 am
by Aesch
FlatlandClimber wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 9:04 am
It probably has been discussed before in this thread, but I just mounted a pair of 30c Continental GP 5000C on my climbing bike for an upcoming mountain Fondo. Mounting was easy, tires sit and roll well, happy days.
The only thing that baffles me are the tire pressure recommendations from Conti.
I should not go below 85 PSI, which is crazy high for a tire that is 31mm real width when inflated.
Silca Tire Pressure tool gives me 70 front and 72 rear.
I read the recent update of BRR on the 5000s and he has a 28c front and 32c rear with latex tubes, which he pumped up to 65PSI.
Being only 80kg WITH bike, I am pretty sure that high 60s to low 70s is the right range.
My primary concern will be speed, but obviously comfort as well.
So what are your recommendations? Why is Contis recommended pressure this freaking high?
Thanks in advance.
I Guess Continental is very conservative in their pressure recommendations. Similar experience with Pirelli for me, i found they recommend 6bar +, i've been riding the on my optimal pressure at 91kg With bike without issue (5.2-5.6 bar).

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:27 am
by ryanw
Really loving the look of the transparent model and have fitted quite a few pairs now:

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:37 am
by FlatlandClimber
Very nice builds as always. I am not the only person running Rovals on a Trek.

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 9:37 am
by Weenie

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

Posted: Thu May 20, 2021 10:26 am
by FlatlandClimber
@Aesch - good to hear that you didn't make negative experiences yet.
Usually I try to abide by the recommendations of manufactures, but this completely voids the purpose of wide tires.
I think I will go with 28c/30c for Fondo racing with around 70psi on both.