New Continental Grand Prix 5000 tan wall ‘Transparent’ version launches

New version of Conti's flagship road tyre adds an extra aesthetic option with performance the same as the regular version

Continental Grand Prix 5000

Continental has unveiled a tan wall version of its flagship road racing tyre that it’s calling the Grand Prix 5000 Transparent.

‘Transparent’ refers to the sidewall, which has an adapted construction so that the nylon carcass can be seen – giving it the chic tan wall that’s currently back in vogue.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.