For the Tour!
In a new version designed with speed in mind, the limited edition Tour De France Grand Prix 4000RS is lighter and faster than the original Continental tire. Drop the weight and show your support for the tour with this ultra light, ultra fast tire.
For those not clued into Black Chili, this is the lingo Conti uses for their top rubber. As the name implies, it can only be made in black—hence this tire's all-black center tread. In a nutshell, Black Chili is an incredibly dense rubber, made up of particles roughly ten times smaller than those typically used in bike tires. Placing this wonder compound directly at the contact patch results in a tire that's not only more durable, but more able to conform to (grip) the road. It's also more resistant to UV rays, helping it to resist cracking and premature tire wear.
The tire also features Conti's patented Vectran puncture protection barrier underneath the tread. Originally developed by NASA in the construction of space shuttles and suits, Vectran is a tough but lightweight material that allows Conti to keep their tires extremely light while providing tremendous puncture protection.
Features & Specs:
- High-performance, limited edition Tour de France clincher.
- Fast and light due to low-weight tread.
- Grippy and fast rolling BlackChili compound.
- Vectran™ breaker puncture protection.
- Folding bead.
- Weight: ~205 grams
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A great tire made even better
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Ive run a lot of different tires and these are my current favorite! Not quite as fast as the Corsa Tubeless but massively more reliable. Id say its better than the Michelin Comp in every way as well.
The RS is extremely smooth rolling. It has fantastic grip in wet and dry conditions. And the wear is impressive. Ive put 400mi on them and the front looks like it just came out of the box and the rear looks like its had a day or two of riding tips.
I was so impressed with these that I ordered a second set in case they really are limited editions and I cant get more... cant miss with this tire!
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