Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tyres review

The Continental Grand Prix 5000 is the newest incarnation of the most popular tyre in cycling - here's what we thought...

Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tyres
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The market leader was never going to go downhill in its newest guise - and with the Continental Grand Prix 5000, the brand has made the best better. It's embraced the tubeless technology which roadies are gradually coming round to, but the result isn't necessarily faster which will contradict expectations. Across both guises, it's not the fastest, supplest tyre out there, but it is resilient and we've yet to experience a flat, so if you're seeking a compromise between speed and peace of mind, the Continental Grand Prix is still where it's at.

Reasons to buy
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    Puncture resistant

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Reasons to avoid
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    A bit tough to fit to some rims

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The Continental Grand Prix 5000 clincher tyres were selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 78 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval. 

The GP5000 is not by any means a new product for 2020 - but these tyres are used by testers and brands the world over as a control tyre - they're fast, supple and resilient. If you're a road rider after an all-rounder clincher, this is it - so we couldn't leave them out of our list this year.

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