Continental Grand Sport Extra tyres review

Providing reliable performance at a decent price, the Continental Grand Sport Extra tyres are a good option if you're looking for one tyre to get you through the year

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Continental Grand Sport Extra tyres are solid do-it-all clinchers which will provide reliable performance in training and sportives. They might not be gracing the World Tour any time soon, but are well priced and will do what they're told, as long as you don't push them too far.

Reasons to buy
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    Decent value

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    Additional puncture protection

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    Reliable performance

Reasons to avoid
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    Not the fastest

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If you find the routine of changing tyres with the changing seasons a bit of a faff, then read on. The Continental Grand Sport Extra tyres are intended for winter/training and sportives, but are even good enough to give you an introduction to racing if you decide to dip your toe into the world of competitive cycling.

The Grand Sport line was first introduced last winter, and is the lowest rung on the ladder of Continental's road tyres. The Light and Race models sit alongside the Grand Sport Extra, which offers an extra puncture protection features, adding a little to the price meaning that it is available for £34.95.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.