Ride about 2,000 miles per year and have used the GP 4-season for 15 years or so. I have had very few flats, probably less than one per year on average. Great traction and handling. Hard to beat this tire at the sale price.
I run 28s on both my winter training gravel bike (CX) as well as a tandem. I've ridden on all kinds of gravel roads and even on a few MTB trails with them. On the tandem we've recorded descending speeds of over 60mph and find them totally trustworthy. Logically, they are slightly heavy, but otherwise great handling, super durable, and hard wearing. My go-to tire.
I've only put about 150 miles on these tires, but they're great so far. I got the 700x32mm ones for my commuter, but I also have the 700x25mm ones on my road bike. So far, I've had no flats and no issues with them. If this keep up, I'll only buy these tires from now on. I don't race, so I would rather have a durable all-weather tire that is a little heavier, rather than a light racing tire that isn't as durable.
This is an outstanding winter tire. I've used the 25mm for the last two seasons from November until the spring races begin. These tires hand out so many miles with little wear. Very durable. They also have high puncture protection and great traction on wet Pacific NW winter roads. With these attributes, you would expect these tire to have the road feel cement. Actually, they feel pretty dang good. Supple and comfortable for months and months.
i used this tires all year round they are excellent tires ,there is nothing
i used this tires in the rain and like how they perform , best tires for winter riding, also like the fact that i don't have to worry about running over glass great tires.
I bought a set of these a couple of years ago for my road training bike. After over 3,000 miles, I've not experienced a flat. Rolling resistance is light, and they hold their grip very well, though they do get a bit sketchy in heavy rain.
I use this tire on road bike. I use it on asphalt surfaces 40 to 80 miles per week. Durable, low rolling resistance, flat free . Tread lasts for over 2000 miles. I am on my 4th or 5th set. I have not found a better road bike tire.
Like many other reviewers I am a big fan of these tires. The only improvement I'd like Conti to make is to go one size wider. If I could I'd ride a 28 on the front and one size wider in the rear during the winter months when I'm commuting in the dark.
I use the Grand Prix 4-Season on both my road racing bike and my commute bike, it handles well, and offers more puncture protection than a race tire. These are great tires, rain or shine, which is especially good for those long winter months (here in Portland, OR, anyway). If you find yourself faced with snow in winter, a studded winter tire is more up your alley.
Bottom line, this tire handles nearly as well in rain as it does on dry ground. It's a great purchase for anyone who rides in all conditions, and wants a durable tire that feels good.
I love Continental tires but was disappointed with the quick wear and constant sidewall cuts I was getting on my 4000s tires. I decided to try the Grand Prix 4 season as a last chance with Continental. I do a LOT of riding and was tired of changing flats. since I switched to the Grand Prix 4 Season, I have not had a single flat. The tires wear like steel (i.e. long tread life!) and are tough. I ride in all conditions, year round in Colorado and regardless of the gravel and debris I encounter, these tires can take it!
Extreme durability, over 10,000 road miles on two different front tires, and usually about 4,000 miles from rear tires. Average about 3,000 miles between flats. And the weight is reasonable as well.
I commute to work and its a good all around tire I would have given it four stars. My only dislike would be the price the only time to buy these tires is when they are on sale.
Top notch tire. Did a spring classic with about 13 of the route on gravel and dirt roads and the tires held up through the whole route. Hit some serious ruts, bumps and potholes and the tire never quit. My buddy and I both rode these tires and neither of us had a problem.