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Continental Grand Prix TT Tyres Review

| Bikes & Cycling Gear | Gear | 04/01/2013 05:30am
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We reveal our verdict on these tyres in our Continental Grand Prix TT tyres review.

 

Continental Grand Prix TT tyres

Continental Grand Prix TT tyres
£49.95
www.conti-tyres.co.uk

The first clincher tyres to beat tubs in a World Championship Time Trial, Continental’s latest TT tyres are a surprisingly useable speed upgrade.

By using just a thin skin of tread with a slick centre strip, these handmade German tyres weigh just 178g each. They feel beautifully supple when combined with Continental’s ultra-light Supersonic inner tubes and they absolutely fly, even on rough roads. Despite having run them through a very wet summer, we never felt any doubt about how hard we could push the ‘Black Chili’ rubber compound through corners and the Vectran protective layer has kept us puncture-free too. They’re certainly a race rather than high-mileage tyre though and make sure you don’t skid them or you’ll tear that veneer of tread to pieces. Maximum pressure of 120psi means ultra-hard tyre fans are still best sticking to tubs though.

 

Verdict
Ultra-fast but surprisingly useable tub-beating clincher race tyres.

 

Performance 5/5
Value 4/5
Overall 4/5




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