Battle of the clinchers: Continental GP5000 vs Pirelli P Zero – Amazon Prime Day road tyre deals

What's the best buy: a long established stalwart or an undercutting upstart?

Continental GP5000 vs Pirelli P Zero Race Amazon Prime Day
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Continental Grand Prix 5000 – 28c clincher

$63.96 $52.87 at Amazon US

£54.99 £50.79 at Amazon UK or £47.99 at Tweeks

Continental's flagship GP5000 tyres are a firm favourite here at Cycling Weekly. The best road tyres always require a balancing act – there's no point in being the lightest if that means puncturing every ride. Likewise, neither grip nor rolling resistance can be sacrificed in favour of the other. Fortunately, though, the GP5000s are excellent example of how to do this right.


Pirelli P Zero – 28c clincher

$62.38 $44.75 at Amazon US

£58.00 £41.99 at Tweeks UK

Pirelli has been expanding its tyre range at a high pace over the recent years. Although still a little way off both Continental and Schwalbe in terms of sheer breadth, Pirelli's new models – especially the P Zero Race – have continually impressed. Here, that fine balancing act of speed and puncture protection has been pulled off whilst managing to undercut on price.

Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg