New Continental GP5000 S TR is hookless compatible but the brand wants you to follow the rules

Continental is encouraging education over recommended tyre pressure, if you are going to run a hookless tyre and rim - so we decided to show readers what happens if you don't

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(Image credit: Left, Cycling Weekly, Right, Continental)

Up until now, the Continental GP5000 has been the go-to example used in the arguments against hookless rims: “not all tyres are compatible, the GP5000 being a notable exclusion,” is a sentence cycling journalists have had saved in the copy/paste bank for a while now.

Whether due to desire, or due to pressure from wheel brands, Continental has now resolved that: the new Grand Prix 5000 S TR is compatible with hookless rims. It is also reportedly faster and lighter due to a move from a three-ply construction, to two. 

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.