Conti's Fastest, Most Reliable Urban Tire Yet
The Continental Grand Prix Urban 700c Tire combines speed with reliability — the two qualities you want in an urban tire. Much like the Continental Grand Prix race line of tires, the urban version has an extremely fast-rolling tread pattern and tacky rubber for excellent performance on the road.
Conti incorporated their proprietary Black Chili Compound into this tire, which grips the road more than almost any other rubber compound on the market. The Black Chili Compound strikes the balance between speed and grip, providing low rolling resistance while still giving the rider control and confidence on the road.
The Grand Prix Urban only comes in a 35mm width, which may seem a little wide for some speedy city slickers, but we assure you that this extra width greatly aids the tire's performance on bumpy roads and the occasional pothole. Urban roads are hardly ever smooth, and the 35mm width absorbs shock but still allows the tire to roll fast.
Finally, this tire delivers the most desirable quality for any urban commuter — puncture resistance. Conti's proprietary PolyX Breaker puncture protection system blocks debris from damaging the inner tube, but it does not add too much weight to the tire.
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Threads Per Inch: 60
Tire Type: Clincher-Folding
Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
Tire Width: 35mm (1.4in)
Compound: Black Chili Compound
Max Pressure: 85 psi
Protection: PolyX Breaker
700 x 35mm - Black/Transparent
Weight: 335 grams
Mfg PartNum: 01016730000
700 x 35mm - Black/Reflective
Weight: 345 grams
Mfg PartNum: 0101575
I had 28 mm tires before these (relatively new, then came w the bike this June) but saw a YT video suggesting that wider, lower pressure tires would give a nicer ride. I tried these. The discounts on this site got the tires in a nice price range, and I bought a pair. They went on w/o any issues, and I'm enjoying the ride. The other thing I should add is that these appear to have little rolling resistance: I did a 12 mi ride yesterday through the foothills of the Wasatch Mtns and it was pretty effortless. Incredibly smooth ride.
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