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Continental GP 4000 S vs Michelin Pro 3

BrakelessBrakeless Posts: 865
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
I use Michelins at the moment with no problems but have been recommended GP4000s. Any opinions appreciated.

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  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    this is getting as bad as singletrack :shock:
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  • porker33porker33 Posts: 636
    I switched from 4000s to pro3, mainly because I liked the coloured sidewall...they roll well and are more resilient than I expected, hard to choose between the 2 on performance when both are new really.

    allegedly 4000s is less likely to puncture?
  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    Agree the Pro3 puncture too easily. The conti's will last a lot longer too.
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  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,726
    porker33 wrote:
    I switched from 4000s to pro3, mainly because I liked the coloured sidewall...they roll well and are more resilient than I expected, hard to choose between the 2 on performance when both are new really.

    Agree, naff all in it really. 4000s I think blow up a bit fatter for the size than the PR3, not that this means anything.
  • mooromooro Posts: 426
    had pro3's since they came out and they have been great for puncture resistance. cant comment on gp4000s though i bought a set cheap over the winter for use this summer,,,,,
  • markstevenmarksteven Posts: 208
    used both its the contis for me imho better punture protection harder wearing , but its a close call :)
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    I use PR3's and GP 4000S's... Nowt in it, if you're talking about the GP4000S, not the GP4000!
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  • paul64paul64 Posts: 278
    I really like the GP4000s but have certainly found them and Vittoria Rubino Pro to suffer from cuts on the road. Metal pins and other debris are usually the cause and it seems there's not much you can do about it whichever tyres you choose. I suppose I haven't really concluded if my Conti 4 Seasons are better but I think they are, at least for the winter.

    After one eventful evening where the high pressure meant a tyre change lasted for about 1 minute, I learned that the holes gouged in our tyres can use some reinforcing. Cutting a rim tape (I was carrying a spare at the time) and putting a piece between another inner and tyre got me home that evening since the inner could not force itself against the tyre hole. To the eye, the tyre hole was not that large by the way.Since then, I keep a couple of 2in pieces of rim tape in the saddle bag of each bike.
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