Continental Grand Prix Road Bike Tyre Black 23mm 700c £16.99 @ Wiggle
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Continental Grand Prix Road Bike Tyre Black 23mm 700c £16.99 @ Wiggle

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Found 20th Jan
Continental Grand Prix 23c Folding Road TyreThe name Grand Prix has become a brand of its own in cycling circles worldwide. This is the original tyre from which the famous Continental GP4000 S II originated. The Grand Prix offers many of the benefits of the GP 4000 S II but at a lower price point, it stands for incredible value for money.

It features a 180-TPI casing, Poly-X anti puncture technology and a BlackChili compound. All of these components ensure that cyclists using the Grand Prix can be sure of race winning technology.
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M0RPH9 m ago

Nonsense, very little difference


I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by 10% by increasing the width, and you will have less pinch flats. I run 28’s and there is a growing trend to move wider. Lots of reasearch on it.....
fergee4 m ago

I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by …I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by 10% by increasing the width, and you will have less pinch flats. I run 28’s and there is a growing trend to move wider. Lots of reasearch on it.....


plus your teeth won't rattle together when you put a bit of pressure in them. comfort is king :-)
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Good price for conti's
Fantastic price for fantastic tyres. Shame it's for 23mm. I wouldn't recommend those to anyone. All about the 25s or 28s
trickytree198429 m ago

Fantastic price for fantastic tyres. Shame it's for 23mm. I wouldn't …Fantastic price for fantastic tyres. Shame it's for 23mm. I wouldn't recommend those to anyone. All about the 25s or 28s


Nonsense, very little difference
M0RPH9 m ago

Nonsense, very little difference


I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by 10% by increasing the width, and you will have less pinch flats. I run 28’s and there is a growing trend to move wider. Lots of reasearch on it.....
fergee4 m ago

I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by …I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by 10% by increasing the width, and you will have less pinch flats. I run 28’s and there is a growing trend to move wider. Lots of reasearch on it.....


plus your teeth won't rattle together when you put a bit of pressure in them. comfort is king :-)
Nice price if you want to ride 23mm tyres like it's 1995.
M0RPH36 m ago

Nonsense, very little difference


Have you tried wider tyres? Wider surface area, lower pressure = more comfort. Lower rolling resistance (ok little difference here) for only a little more weight


The comfort difference between 23 and 28mm is night and day. So no, not at all nonsense
fergee29 m ago

I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by …I think you will find that you will probably reduce rolling resistance by 10% by increasing the width, and you will have less pinch flats. I run 28’s and there is a growing trend to move wider. Lots of reasearch on it.....


On the rough roads my 28s can roll over, meaning at full pace, I can really drop my mates on their 23s. They do work
If you have wider, modern wheels, then 23 will seem like 25s. 25s in Michelin on my Fulcrums rub on my 3T forks.

The comfort difference is minimal from my experience, that's all down to how compliant your frame and wheels are. I'm sure 32s are nice and comfy, though.
Edited by: "Bazza71" 20th Jan
trickytree19845 m ago

On the rough roads my 28s can roll over, meaning at full pace, I can …On the rough roads my 28s can roll over, meaning at full pace, I can really drop my mates on their 23s. They do work


That's not due to the tyres, that's because they're not as fit as you.
I get ridiculed on my club rides for using 23's but my Scott forks just don't appear to take anything else

Maybe I need to change my wheels?

Heated OP!
slipd3 m ago

I get ridiculed on my club rides for using 23's but my Scott forks just …I get ridiculed on my club rides for using 23's but my Scott forks just don't appear to take anything else Maybe I need to change my wheels? Heated OP!


My brother in law has a Scott also and he has 23s on the front with 25 on the rear it's all down to what you like and what the bike will accommodate
jessiechops6 m ago

My brother in law has a Scott also and he has 23s on the front with 25 on …My brother in law has a Scott also and he has 23s on the front with 25 on the rear it's all down to what you like and what the bike will accommodate


That's a thought actually, a 25 on the back. Do you think it would make much difference?
I do agree, I ride a very comfortable bike (cannondale synapse) and the frame geometry helps me on longer rides. 28’s fit in with not much to spare, and if I’m honest I should ride 25’s to ensure no frame damage from crap carried round on the tyre but the comfort is noticeable. Let’s not forget this tyre has been designed for racing, so perhaps 23’s aren’t a bad shout for those who are competing.
slipd14 m ago

That's a thought actually, a 25 on the back. Do you think it would make …That's a thought actually, a 25 on the back. Do you think it would make much difference?


He swears by it ,each to their own, probably worth a try for not a great deal of money
pvfc2473 h, 7 m ago

Good price for conti's


Completely agree , had many manufacturerd and I prefer conti`s
Bazza711 h, 14 m ago

That's not due to the tyres, that's because they're not as fit as you.


Lol. I wish. 28s kill the road buzz on rough surfaces. You can go faster. Look at what the pros ride in Flanders
Bazza711 h, 20 m ago

If you have wider, modern wheels, then 23 will seem like 25s. 25s in …If you have wider, modern wheels, then 23 will seem like 25s. 25s in Michelin on my Fulcrums rub on my 3T forks.The comfort difference is minimal from my experience, that's all down to how compliant your frame and wheels are. I'm sure 32s are nice and comfy, though.


The comfort difference is tangible in my experience, but you need to lower the pressure. I run 28mm on all my bikes now. Also with wide rims on my winter bike
slipd42 m ago

I get ridiculed on my club rides for using 23's but my Scott forks just …I get ridiculed on my club rides for using 23's but my Scott forks just don't appear to take anything else Maybe I need to change my wheels? Heated OP!


Changing your wheels won't help if they don't fit under your forks. Older frames are tight on clearance. My 2011 allez will only just take 25s at a squeeze. Most new 2017\18 framed will take 28s
trickytree198412 m ago

Changing your wheels won't help if they don't fit under your forks. Older …Changing your wheels won't help if they don't fit under your forks. Older frames are tight on clearance. My 2011 allez will only just take 25s at a squeeze. Most new 2017\18 framed will take 28s


Scott Speedster, I think she's a 2015/16 model... I can borrow some 25/28's I'm sure and try them out - I would like to go a bit larger it I'm honest
slipd1 h, 20 m ago

Scott Speedster, I think she's a 2015/16 model... I can borrow some …Scott Speedster, I think she's a 2015/16 model... I can borrow some 25/28's I'm sure and try them out - I would like to go a bit larger it I'm honest


I'm sure you'll get 25s under. There are regs on minimum clearance that they have to adhere to. It doesn't mean they won't fit, just they can't sell them with them on. You may need to put them through the brake caliper partially deflated
All we need now is some 25’s and 28’s tyre deals 🏻 Cheers OP for posting. More tyre deals needed 🏻 🏻
flity712 m ago

All we need now is some 25’s and 28’s tyre deals 🏻 Cheers OP for pos …All we need now is some 25’s and 28’s tyre deals 🏻 Cheers OP for posting. More tyre deals needed 🏻 🏻


There is some Hutchinson Fusion 5 performance pro tech road tyre which are 28s on wiggle for 23.98 . This is 51 percent off never had them but it is a big saving

wiggle.co.uk/hut…re/
jessiechops12 m ago

There is some Hutchinson Fusion 5 performance pro tech road tyre which are …There is some Hutchinson Fusion 5 performance pro tech road tyre which are 28s on wiggle for 23.98 . This is 51 percent off never had them but it is a big saving http://www.wiggle.co.uk/hutchinson-fusion-5-performance-kevlar-pro-tech-road-tyre/


Thanks for the nice comments very much appreciated
rodman15 h, 26 m ago

or this ones under …or this ones under £10http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-ultra-sport-ii-folding-road-tyre/



£7.60 now, may get some for spare.
rodman12 m ago

£7.60 now, may get some for spare.


They came as stock tyres with my road bike, first thing I did was swap them out as they offer very little puncture resistance so for me they were a no , no
All well saying fit 28mm up but some frames will be to tight to fit them.
Amazing how for years was to go for thinner tyres and pump them up high was de- rigueur for less rolling resistance and all turned on its head now.
Not bad for some black chilli rubber. But only pros run 23mm nowadays:)
Not sure how this is different to GP GT version. But the GT is a brilliant tyre.
trickytree198420th Jan

Fantastic price for fantastic tyres. Shame it's for 23mm. I wouldn't …Fantastic price for fantastic tyres. Shame it's for 23mm. I wouldn't recommend those to anyone. All about the 25s or 28s


On the drop down menu 25s and 28s are there as options for £23 and £22 also.

I think some people ride to get fit - they dont just ride on flats or only downhills (they could bus back up the hill) - they purposefully choose climbs where more effort/challenge is needed - some even ride with backpacks adding extra weight. I wonder why they choose routes where the resistance to moving forward or upwards is higher ???

Voted hot BTW
Edited by: "n3m3s1s" 30th Jan
I dont see why
n3m3s1s8 h, 25 m ago

On the drop down menu 25s and 28s are there as options for £23 and £22 a …On the drop down menu 25s and 28s are there as options for £23 and £22 also. I think some people ride to get fit - they dont just ride on flats or only downhills (they could bus back up the hill) - they purposefully choose climbs where more effort/challenge is needed - some even ride with backpacks adding extra weight. I wonder why they choose routes where the resistance to moving forward or upwards is higher ???Voted hot BTW


I don't see why it makes a difference what type of riding\training people do. I purposely ride out to the biggest hills i can find and do reps up them. Sometimes i just ride to work. Either way, i'd never ride 23s again. 25s or preferably 28s are the way to go in my opinion. This is now widely accepted as the way to go. Wheel manufacuters are making wider rims, frame manufacturers are making frames with bigger clearance and the pro teams have all but moved to 25s as the standard. The science shows it 23s are slower.

Its also about comfort. Wider tyres = more surface area = more grip. Wider tyres = more surface area = lower pressure = more comfort.
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 30th Jan
basergorkobal21st Jan

Not bad for some black chilli rubber. But only pros run 23mm nowadays:)Not …Not bad for some black chilli rubber. But only pros run 23mm nowadays:)Not sure how this is different to GP GT version. But the GT is a brilliant tyre.




Not even the pros run 23s these days
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 31st Jan
trickytree19849 h, 24 m ago

I dont see why I don't see why it makes a difference what type of …I dont see why I don't see why it makes a difference what type of riding\training people do. I purposely ride out to the biggest hills i can find and do reps up them. Sometimes i just ride to work. Either way, i'd never ride 23s again. 25s or preferably 28s are the way to go in my opinion. This is now widely accepted as the way to go. Wheel manufacuters are making wider rims, frame manufacturers are making frames with bigger clearance and the pro teams have all but moved to 25s as the standard. The science shows it 23s are slower.Its also about comfort. Wider tyres = more surface area = more grip. Wider tyres = more surface area = lower pressure = more comfort.


It is a site about saving money.
You missed the point about resistance and training.
I would buy the cheapest tyres for my turbo trainer - 23s 20's 19's perfect - if cheap i
I know some pros who use 23s and narrower for training.

It is a good post
n3m3s1s6 h, 40 m ago

It is a site about saving money.You missed the point about resistance and …It is a site about saving money.You missed the point about resistance and training.I would buy the cheapest tyres for my turbo trainer - 23s 20's 19's perfect - if cheap iI know some pros who use 23s and narrower for training.It is a good post


Completely agreed about the turbo.

I understand what you are saying about training, but to be honest there is so little in it in terms of resistance. The comfort is night and day however.

On the money saving front, it's fine to buy something because it's cheap, but not if it's not the right product.
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 31st Jan
n3m3s1s14 h, 46 m ago

It is a site about saving money.You missed the point about resistance and …It is a site about saving money.You missed the point about resistance and training.I would buy the cheapest tyres for my turbo trainer - 23s 20's 19's perfect - if cheap iI know some pros who use 23s and narrower for training.It is a good post


I agree it's a good post. If you want 23mm tyres, it's a very good deal. Just can't quite understand why anyone would choose 23 over 25. Unless they just don't want to change their habits.
But if you're suggesting this tyre is a good cheap choice for turbo use. Well, it's not. A - it's not that cheap compared to a dedicated turbo tyre and B - it's a soft compound tyre so will last a fraction of the time a dedicated turbo tyre will last.
basergorkobal12 h, 21 m ago

I agree it's a good post. If you want 23mm tyres, it's a very good deal. …I agree it's a good post. If you want 23mm tyres, it's a very good deal. Just can't quite understand why anyone would choose 23 over 25. Unless they just don't want to change their habits.But if you're suggesting this tyre is a good cheap choice for turbo use. Well, it's not. A - it's not that cheap compared to a dedicated turbo tyre and B - it's a soft compound tyre so will last a fraction of the time a dedicated turbo tyre will last.


1. Their bike fame may not accept 25s.
2. If the 23s are cheaper ... some people have deep pockets and short arms.
3. No I am not suggesting this tyre for turbo training instead of a dedicated turbo tyre.
4. The current fashion and bandwagon is to ditch 23s in favour of 25s or 28s (some could do better ditching a few lbs / kgs of fat - me included)
5.Funnily enough however, the new fastest road tyre is in fact a 23 - with much lower rolling road resistance to all the proud owners of their new 25s and 28s
n3m3s1s8 h, 56 m ago

1. Their bike fame may not accept 25s. 2. If the 23s are cheaper ... some …1. Their bike fame may not accept 25s. 2. If the 23s are cheaper ... some people have deep pockets and short arms.3. No I am not suggesting this tyre for turbo training instead of a dedicated turbo tyre.4. The current fashion and bandwagon is to ditch 23s in favour of 25s or 28s (some could do better ditching a few lbs / kgs of fat - me included)5.Funnily enough however, the new fastest road tyre is in fact a 23 - with much lower rolling road resistance to all the proud owners of their new 25s and 28s


1. Not many bikes will fall in this category. And if they do then it's a good reason to upgrade.
2. No comment.
3. It sounded like you suggested whatever is cheapest. Which may be false economy because of the difference in durability.
4. The current fashion is not to follow fashion but use what's most effective, comfortable and safe.
5. And which tyre is that? Is it also the most comfortable and safest in the corners?
basergorkobal10 h, 23 m ago

1. Not many bikes will fall in this category. And if they do then it's a …1. Not many bikes will fall in this category. And if they do then it's a good reason to upgrade.2. No comment.3. It sounded like you suggested whatever is cheapest. Which may be false economy because of the difference in durability.4. The current fashion is not to follow fashion but use what's most effective, comfortable and safe.5. And which tyre is that? Is it also the most comfortable and safest in the corners?


1. You are wrong a lot do. Instead of getting a good (hotuk)deal on 23's upgrade your bike so that you can buy 25's !
2. The whole point of this post - a hot uk deal - well done OP
3. I didn't as - I already pointed out to you. Equally, in your misunderstanding, it could turn out to be a cost saving - if durability is equivalent in the chosen hypothetical tyre.
4. But you are missing the point - this is after all Hotukdeals.
5. LMGTFY
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