Imagine my surprise when I opened the box only to find a USED Continental Grand Prix 4-season tire. Are you kidding me??? These tires are good, but they're not THAT good.
Like many of your customers I ride with a group. It seems like my friends get a lot more flats than I do and that's why I continue to ride with Continental 4 seasons tires
Portland has some rough paved streets throughout town but these tires (the old set of the same tires) held the test of time and handing highly variable pavement conditions for more miles than I anticipated them lasting with only one flat that could not be blamed on the tire's performance. Additionally when taking them for a whirl around the area, they held tight to the road in high speed curves and cornering.
It's a great tire in the wet and dry. I feel more confident riding with these on. It's a bit pricey and the treads seem to easily pick up little bits so you may want to double check often that nothing sharp is caught in there.
No flats in 500 miles! I bought the 32mm width to fit under the fenders on my Rivendell Leo Roadini. I put them on in November and have been averaging 18 miles/day.
My impression is that they are smooth riding and have low rolling resistance. Traction is good on wet or dry. (No snow here.) Quite a good bargain at the price I paid. I am very satisfied.
Although this tire was somewhat difficult to change, the traction, wear-ability and puncture resistance make the effort worth while. The side walls are very sturdy. Wearing the tires out without a puncture was a big plus. Now on set #2 after a several thousand miles on set 1.
I have been riding these in all weather for years in Seattle. I have had only a couple of flats, one of them a pinch flat that was my fault. Good grip in all conditions, great wear, and great puncture resistance. I highly recommend!
I was able to mount these 700x28 tires on my deep carbon rims, which I was unable to accomplish with other tires. They have low rolling resistance and excellent traction on all surfaces. So far, no punctures over a variety of road surfaces and conditions. I have confidence in these tires.
What can you say, they're Conti 4 Seasons. Ran the 28mm version of these tires for 1000s of miles without a flat (and ride though plenty of glass, wires and nasty bits).
They seem to provide similar protection to the Gatorskins but way more supple/lower weight.
Outstanding tires gone threw three sets this year getting about 3500 miles out of them have ridden almost 12000 miles this year and have only gotten 5 flat tires that sounds like a lot but the trails were I live are close to the roads and I roll across a lot of broken glass so to only get 5 flats is really amazing the tires also roll really nice
Recently changed my selection of tires to the Continental Grand Prix 4-Season. Logged close to a 1000 miles, still rides well. Price for this tire is stiff, hoping to see price reduction soon.
Perfect rear tire on my new Cannondale Super Six for rough roads, chip seal, debris. Much lighter than my previous go-to, Gatorskins. Great bridge between training and racing tires. More expensive, but worth it.
Love these tires. My go to as I feel safe in any riding condition. They grip the road well and stick well when cornering. I usually wait until they go on sale but well worth the price if you have to buy at regular selling price. I used to ride Gator Skins (which are great all purpose tires) but now I only ride the 4-seasons.
I couldn't decide between these or Gatorskins, but I like the all-black look. I had to replace one destroyed by a piece of metal that would have taken out any tire short of a Schwalbe Marathon. The Marathons are like truck tires, so the Conti's are a much better compromise between toughness and performance.
I've put several hundred miles on this tire already. No flats and great traction. Bike handles like a totally different bike in a good way! I'll be buying these for my road bike as long as they're available.