Continental Grand Sport Race Road Bike Tyre
Grand Sport Race Road Tyre
The Grand Sport Race tyres were released in 2014 by Continental as a more grippy upgrade to their popular low cost Ultra Sport road tyre. Featuring their new PureGrip compound and NyTech puncture breaker these are more of a budget Grand Prix 4000S II. Available in 4 sizes, 23mm, 25mm, 28mm and 32mm these should be perfect for road bikes right through to fast tourers
"When they were launched Continental very kindly gave us a batch of these tyres to get out into the field and try. We handed them out to our regular customers to get their feedback. The results were compelling and we've been selling these tyres ever since. Whilst not as grippy as BlackChili compound the PureGrip rubber offers ample grip for most riders and the NyTech breaker is highly regarded. These are our go to mid range road tyre.". - Testimonial of Moonglu Owner Neil Dunkley.
- NyTech Puncture Protection has been developed based on the proven Continental SafetySystem Breaker. Its nylon fabric makes it resistant to punctures and cuts like Kevlar reinforced high strength fibres, but offers lower rolling resistance and reduced weight. The NyTech breaker sits between the SafetySystem and the PolyX Breaker® as a more effective puncture protection casing in the performance sector..
- PureGrip Compound - Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as an performance level compound, but after intensive development at Continentals Korbach Research and Development Department Facility, an advanced new compound with outstanding grip and cross-country properties was developed. This new rubber mix, given the self explanatory name “PureGrip”, is ranked just behind their BlackChili Compound and is being used in their performance products both in the road and mountain bike sectors. Whilst providing great grip, it is also long lasting and highly durable – both characteristics of Continental tyres,
- Exclusively manufactured in Continentals factory in Hefei (Asia).
- Constructed of 3 plies, totalling 180 TPI
- Weight 23mm: 230 grams
- Weight 25mm: 270 grams
- Weight 28mm: 330 grams