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Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

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Old February 10th 19, 07:46 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
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Default Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

On Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 11:00:07 AM UTC-8, wrote:
On Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:30:40 PM UTC+1, wrote:
On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1:36:33 PM UTC-8, wrote:
On Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6:52:34 PM UTC+1, wrote:
The first is a clincher while the second is a tubeless. Why should a tubeless tire cost more than a clincher?

Not only do they cost more but you can almost buy a pair of the GP4000's that so many people use for the price of a single GP5000S. It's probably more than $100 for a GP5000TL in a shop in case you run over a killer piece of glass in front of a bike shop.

While Continental is the most popular racing tires (Vittoria is actually a better racing tire IMO) the reason I would change is because the MAXXI tubeless tires I'm presently running feel dead. They actually look narrower than a 25 mm Continental but I just went out into the garage and measured them and they are identical. So I guess the Continental is deeper.

They now have Goodyear tubeless tires and perhaps I try those for the Basso. They are a little cheaper and my experience with Goodyear car tires is pretty good even though I'm pretty negative about a lot of things.

In any case, the Continentals are WAY too expensive and while the top of the line Vittoria I have are tubeless I will use them as clinchers on my Colnago.

I guess I will wear the Maxxi's out but only on economic principles..

The 5000S are 41 euros here, the 5000TL 56 euros.


Where can I buy them from here?


Shipping cost to USA euro19,95


Thanks Lou, I have a set ordered. $120 for a set plus shipping.

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