A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Techniques
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 9th 19, 05:52 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
[email protected]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,260
Default Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

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.
Ads
  #2  
Old February 9th 19, 06:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joerg[_2_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 5,767
Default Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

On 2019-02-09 09:52, wrote:
The first is a clincher while the second is a tubeless. Why should a
tubeless tire cost more than a clincher?


Because tubeless is the new fad? :-)

ducking


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.


I learned pretty soon that paying more than $20 for a road bike tire is
a waste of money. In fact, they can be worse than expensive tires.
Similar for MTB tires.


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.


Currently I've got a Vittoria Zafiro on the rear. While it developed
serious flattening of the running surface at around 1000mi it's now
approaching 2000mi and still no thread showing. Best of all, no side
wall wear or damage, something that brought nearly all of my Conti
Gatorskins to grief.

The Zafiros cost me about $14. When they are up I've got Vee Rubber 25mm
tires for $12/piece, let's see how they do.

--
Regards, Joerg

http://www.analogconsultants.com/
  #3  
Old February 9th 19, 09:36 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
[email protected]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 377
Default Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

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.

Lou
  #4  
Old February 9th 19, 09:44 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tim McNamara
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 6,846
Default Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

On Sat, 09 Feb 2019 10:56:32 -0800, Joerg
wrote:
On 2019-02-09 09:52, wrote:
The first is a clincher while the second is a tubeless. Why should a
tubeless tire cost more than a clincher?


Because tubeless is the new fad? :-)


Because the casing has to be made so that it holds air without an inner
tube. That's not how clinchers have been made.
  #8  
Old February 10th 19, 06:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
[email protected]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 1,260
Default Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

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.

Lou


Where can I buy them from here?
  #10  
Old February 10th 19, 07:00 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
[email protected]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 377
Default Conbtinental has come out with a GP5000S and a GP5000TL

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.

Lou


Where can I buy them from here?


https://www.bike-components.de/en/Co...re-Set-p68415/

Shipping cost to USA euro19,95

Lou
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2019 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.