Continental Grand Prix TT Folding Tyre
- The first clincher to win a modern day professional world TT championships
- Ultra fine 330 tpi nylon casing, latest Black Chili compound and Vectran puncture protection
- Only 180 grams
- Centre slick running strip for absolute speed in a straight line
- Rougher shoulder tread helps cope with gritty roundabouts and U-turns in TT events
The Grand Prix TT follows in the tracks of the time trial tubular - Podium TT: a pure time trial clincher for serious competitors. Its ambitions are already optically apparent. A slick centre tread profile ensures a few seconds are saved whilst the slightly roughened shoulders give that extra assurance on rougher B road bends. Particularly light thanks to a minimised tread depth and indescribably fast due to the latest "BlackChili Compound". Its Vectran Breaker protects reliably from the threat of punctures and of course it's "Handmade in Germany"! BlackChili: The fact is that Black Chili will improve our tyres performance in all areas. Conti can even make a tyre to last longer, yet also grip better and roll faster! The figures are astounding; 26% lower rolling resistance, 30% higher grip, and even 5% longer mileage. Black Chili is only made at the factory in Korbach, Germany. No other tyre facility in the world has access to its secrets. Vectran Breaker: Made from melted Vectra Liquid Crystal Polymer, Vectran is the only LCP fibre in the world, made using a spinning process Vectran is lightweight, extremely durable, resistant to water, is five times stronger than steel. Our tyres which include one or sometimes two layers of Vectran under the tread are some of the toughest and lightweight bicycle tyres available With a layer (breaker) of Vectran under the tread, the tyre is protected from punctures more efficiently than with a Nylon double breaker. This is because a single Vectran layer is lighter, more flexible and stronger than the two nylon layers.