Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR, the ultimate all-round performance road tire

The new Grand Prix 5000 S TR [tubeless ready] tire will provide greater speed, performance and sidewall protection than the Grand Prix 5000 TL tire, with easier mounting and all-new hookless compatibility at a lighter weight

Continental has today announced the launch of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR – the latest performance-focussed tubeless ready bicycle tire to join the award-winning Grand Prix 5000 range. Lighter, faster, stronger and easier to mount as tubeless than the Grand Prix 5000 TL, the new Grand Prix 5000 S TR is designed to be the ultimate performance-focussed road tire – whichever form of road riding a cyclist chooses.

The new Grand Prix 5000 S TR is 20% faster and 50grams lighter than the Grand Prix 5000 TL thanks to its 2-ply structure, with 28% more sidewall protection. Available in black or black and transparent sidewall colourways, the Grand Prix 5000 S TR utilises Continental’s BlackChili Compound for the ultimate balance of rolling resistance, grip and longevity; Vectran Breaker for puncture protection and tear resistance, and Lazer Grip for outstanding cornering.

Rather than simply update the Grand Prix 5000 TL, Continental have reinvented their approach to tubeless ready road tires. The Grand Prix 5000 S TR is hookless compatible and tubeless ready as standard, thanks to a new user-optimised tubeless system and robust construction.* The new construction makes tire mounting easier while providing increased support on the road for confident and dynamic handling.

The Grand Prix 5000 S TR has been tested in training, racing, and performance laboratories by multiple teams across the professional peloton in 2021. This season it has been ridden by Grand Tour stage winners and world champions alike – including Filippo Ganna’s (INEOS-Grenadiers) World Championship time trial victory in September as well as Sonny Colbrelli’s win (Bahrain-Victorious) at Paris-Roubaix. Download images of Colbrelli’s winning bike here (Copyright: Merida Europe).

This latest performance tire comes to market as Continental celebrates its 150th anniversary, demonstrating the brand’s ongoing commitment to remain at the forefront of innovation in the field of mobility. This new tire has been under development since 2019, with more than 18-months of product testing and trials completed

Key features of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR**
20% faster
28% more sidewall protection
50g lighter
Improved mounting

Black sidewall tires 
Weight – 250g / 280g / 300g / 320g
Dimensions – 25-622 / 28-622 / 30-622 / 32-622
Technology – Black Chili compound, Vectran Breaker, LazerGrip

Transparent sidewall tires 
Weight – 250g / 280g / 300g / 320g / 280g / 300g
Dimensions – 25-622 / 28-622 / 30-622 / 32-622 / 30-584 / 32-584
Technology – Black Chili compound, Vectran Breaker, LazerGrip


About Continental
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent, and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2020, Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion and currently employs around 193,000 people in 58 countries and markets. In 2021, the company celebrates its 150th anniversary.

About Continental Tires
The Tires business area has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with more than 56,000 employees and posted preliminary sales of €10.2 billion in 2020 in this business area. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the Tires business area includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

About Continental Bicycle Tires
Continental is a worldwide leader in bicycle tire innovation with 150 years of experience in the industry. All Continental tires are born in their development center in Korbach Germany, many of which are completely “Handmade in Germany.” Continental’s rigorous testing and their revolutionary technologies, such as the unbeatable Black Chili compound, have produced some of the most highly respected products on the market today.

The Continental product family includes the flagship road tire Grand Prix 5000, the gravel-specific tire range Terra, and its range of MTB tires developed using Gripology, the science of grip, in collaboration with top pro-athletes. Continental’s Urban Taraxagum™ tire, created from Dandelion rubber, continues to receive international accolades for its pioneering approach to sustainability.