Continental launches two new GP5000 tubeless tires

Continental has today announced two new variants of its Grand Prix 5000 road tire range. Specifically, it has launched the timed GP5000 TT TR, and the GP5000 AS TR, the ‘All-Season’ variant that promises increased wet grip and puncture protection.

Seen at Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and highlighted this spring Opening of the weekend’s technology gallery, the new duo will sit either side of the existing GP5000 S TR to create a triple reach and greater specificity to the brand’s best road bike tire. Like the ‘S’, both the new ‘TT’ and ‘AS’ variants are tubeless-ready and hookless compatible (with caveats).

You could be forgiven for thinking that the TT (Time Trial) tire is exclusive to time trials and the AS (All Season) is just a training tire, but you’d be wrong on both counts. Both were used by Taco van der Hoorn at the race in Kuurne, with the TT mounted at the rear and the AS at the front.

A black Continental Grand Prix 5000 TT TR tire mounted on a black carbon rim

(Image credit: Continental)

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