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OWNER REVIEW – Continental Grand Prix 4000 Black Chilli

I purchased from ProBikeKit.com two Continental Grand Prix 4000 Black Chilli tyres by mistake. I had meant to order a pair of Grand Prix 4000S to replace the ones previously fitted to my Look 555.

Anyway, why do Continental use such similar names for tyres? What is really the difference between the two?  The Continental Grand Prix 4000 Black Chilli which I purchased by mistake weigh 205 grams, are 330 TPI and contain a Vectran Breaker puncture protection.  The GP 4000S is also 330 TPI with a Vectran Breaker and Black Chilli compound.  The weight is not given on the Continental Bicycle website.

The above notwithstanding, how have these performed?

Summary

The original tyre fitted to the rear lasted for 4,682 km before I replaced due to the increased puncture rate (three punctures) and the wear indicators virtually disappearing.  At the same time I rotated the front to the rear and hope to get a few more kilometres out it.

Overall I couldn’t determine any difference between these tyres in terms of ride performance with the Grand Prix 4000S with Black Chilli. If anything the Grand Prix 4000 Black Chilli are lasting longer.

A hard call but I am planning to try out another set of Grand Prix 4000S with Black Chilli to see if they last longer and puncture less.

Fitted to …

Front or Rear

Punctures per km

Retired or Rotated at …

Look 555 Front (then rear) 0.00 km Rotated to the rear at 4,682 km. Replaced at 7,929 km
Look 555 Rear Three punctures at an average of 1,561 km

Retired at 4,682 km

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