For Continental it was important to develop a worthy successor to the Grand Prix 4000 S II, which still dominates the performance tests.
The main focus was on reducing rolling resistance, increasing mileage and speed, and improving puncture protection. In addition, there was also the comfort aspect, which makes you less tired on each of your tours, be it for training or in competition. The harmonious composition of all these properties not only makes this tire better, but also enables you to set new personal bests.
handmade in Germany
Over 100 years of experience in the development and production of bicycle tires make Continental a unique company in the industry. Continental is also the only German bicycle tire manufacturer with production in Germany! Conti tires are built by hand in Germany using unique technologies and materials.
At Conti, BlackChili means above all that grip, rolling resistance and durability are combined at a level that you can almost believe in magic. Continental simply uses the very latest and best technologies. The latest polymers, soot particles and fillers optimized down to the nano range guarantee the unique performance of the BlackChili compound. It revolutionized the basic conflict between grip and rolling resistance. Approx. 30% more grip and a 26% better rolling resistance compared to the silica compound, ensure more performance and safety.
Continental tires consist entirely of this high-quality rubber compound. Thus, the tires can be driven down to the carcass without losing the first-class properties of the rubber!
Anyone who has ever driven a tire with Black Chilli doesn’t want anything else!
Vectran is a synthetically produced high-tech fiber based on a natural model. Like spider silk, Vectran is a liquid crystalline polymer (LCP). Vectran is spun from the molten liquid polymer Vectra and processed into a multi-fiber yarn. Spider silk as well as Vectran have an enormous tear resistance with the lowest weight. The advantages of the Vectran-Breaker are greater puncture resistance and lower weight. Vectran is more cut-resistant than aramid, 5 times more tensile than steel and lighter than nylon thread without affecting the rolling resistance. Thus it offers the ideal protective layer for the tire. Vectran was developed for airbag systems in the automotive and aerospace industries.
Active Comfort Technology
The revolutionary approach in racing cycling. Integrated into the tire construction, the Active Comfort technology absorbs vibrations and ensures an outstanding driving experience.
Makes you one with the road. The lasered micro profile structure concentrates on the shoulder area of the tire and offers you increased cornering grip.
Tire type: folding tire
intended use : Tour, Race, Time Trial
Execution: handmade Germany, VectranBreaker, Active Comfort Technology, Laser Grip
Rubber compound: BlackChili Compound
Carcass: 330 TPI in 3 layers
Compatibility E-Bike: –
Profile: Laser Grip, optimized for speed and grip
Air pressure: 6.5 to 8.5 bar (94-123 PSI)
Recommended rim width: –
Maximum load: –