We’ve written at length about the trend towards wider tyres and Continental are among the major manufacturers to throw their hat into the ring with a broadened range of fat rubber.
The popular GP4000S II race tyre, which uses Conti’s fast and grippy BlackChili compound combined with a Vectran puncture protection belt, is now available in widths up to 28mm. Claimed weight for the 28mm GP4000S II is 260g, costing £49.99 per tyre.
The GP 4-Season, meanwhile, is Continental’s luxury training tyre, based on the GP4000S II but with additional protection – and now available in four widths from 23mm to 32mm. The tyre uses a ‘Black Max Grip Silica’ compound said to be optimised for wet weather grip and extended tread life, as well as a Duraskin bead-to-bead puncture protection lay, alongside two Vectran breakers. Claimed weight for the new 32mm GP 4-Season is to be confirmed but it’ll cost you £54.99 per tyre.