The name Grand Prix has become a brand of its own in cycling circles worldwide. The Continental Grand Prix Road Tyre is the classic tire marking quality and performance. Not unlike its predecessor, this generation is eager to change traditional standards. The Grand Prix marks the trend towards wider tires in performance cycling. Wider tires roll easier, yield higher mileage and offer more comfort and grip, therefore the new Grand Prix profile is 23mm. Wide enough to exploit the advantages of wider tires, but still light and slim enough to improve the performance of any racing machine.
This unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental German factory has revolutionised bicycle tyres. The resultant compound showed a new relationship between grip and rolling resistance. This "Elevated level", as it was previously known, was given the name "BlackChili". Countless test wins that were shown in laboratory tests show a tangible benefit. The latest polymers, nanoscale soot particles and optimized fillers all guarantee a unique performance, from downhill MTB tyres to the time trial tyres of the ProTour, they are second to none in their respective areas. BlackChili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26% and provides 30% more grip than activated silica compounds. Premium tyres with BlackChili Compound also impress with higher mileage and unlike many multi-compounds, provide a constant ride from the first to the last kilometre.
With PolyX Breaker, Continental brings PKW know-how to the bicycle tyre segment: Polyester has been used successfully for years in car tyres and been tried and tested many times. The extremely resistant polyester fibre is woven tightly crosswise. In this way, a very high fabric density is reached which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects but is also especially resistant to punctures. The rolling resistance is also not negatively affected by the PolyX Breaker.
Continental (コンチネンタル)は1871年にHanoverで創設され、ゴム製品、ゴム使用生地、乗り物や自転車用タイヤの製造を始めた。それ以来コンチネンタルは自動車産業と自転車産業でタイヤ技術を開発展開してきた。そのタイヤはTeam T-Mobile (ドイツ), Credit Agricole (フランス), Saunier Duval (スペイン)といった数多くのプロロードチームに支持されてきた。Jan Ullrich, Erik Zabel, Bradley Wiggins, Axel Merckx, Robbie McEwen and Peter van Petegemといった個人競技のヒーローたちはコンチネンタルのタイヤと共に数々の勝利を手にしてきた。MTBのカテゴリーではthe Reevax Team (BEL), Team Cannondale (USA), Team Focus (GER)に好まれ選ばれてきた。その人気はコンチの得意としている超軽量、天候を選ばないその優れたハンドリング、高いパンクへの耐性力によるものだ。コンチはシティーバイクからスーパーソニックレースまで幅広いニーズに対応している。
The classic Continental road tyre
Used by racers & distance riders
Fine casing weave means good handling & responsiveness
Carbon black, natural rubber compound gives great grip in the wet