German magazine TOUR has featured a comprehensive road tire test, covering many aspects of tire performance, even including 'real time' wet grip where their human tester donned motorcycle leathers and pushed his specially adapted test bicycle to the limit on each different set of tires.
The Continental GP4000s was a clear winner by performing well in all areas. The test was won in 2007, 2008, 2009 (in 2010 the limited version GP 4000 RS was unbeatable).
Not only the German magazines are cocksure! The magazine BICYCLING from the USA announced:
“This is not only the best Conti ever but, all things considered, one of the best tires ever made.“
Fast, smart, special
The Grand Prix 4000s boasts global appeal as the best all round race bike tire on the market. Not only is it fast and super grippy, thanks to its state of the art Black Chili rubber compound, but it is also tough with a healthy tread layer and of course our Vectran™ anti puncture breaker layer underneath.So for reliability, longevity and all out performance for your race machine, the GP 4000s is the only choice.
Thanks to its DuraSkin™ anti-tear fabric, the Grand Prix 4-Season holds up under extreme conditions....
A balance between sports performance and long tire life 30% more wet grip and improved...