Road Bike Tire Test: Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28

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  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is best)
Pro Members get 11-point radar charts



Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The tubeless-ready Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR has been available for some time now, and we already tested the 25 mm version (read our review) right after its release in 2021. Although we found the S TR version of the Grand Prix 5000 to be a step back over the previous tubeless 5000 TL version in some of our tests, it still is pretty much the most popular tubeless-ready road bike tire.


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Over the past few years, we've seen a trend towards bigger road bike tires that seems amplified by the movement towards tubeless road bike tires. This trend towards bigger road bike tires forced us to relax the size requirements for road bike tires, and we now allow road bike tires with a width of up to 29 mm in the road bike section. After this change, our Pro Members were quick to vote for the 28 mm version of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR as one of the first "big" tires in the road bike section.


As most of you know, the Grand Prix 5000 S TR is available in the 25, 28, 30, and 32 mm sizes, and we already tested all of those back in 2021 and compared them in our GP 5000 S TR Comparison. For this test, we ordered a fresh sample of the 28-622 version, which makes this review somewhat of a quality control test to see if the latest batch of the 5000 S TR still offers the same performance as the initial batch.


Jump over to the test results below, or read our initial review of the 25-622 version of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR (read our review) if you're looking for more information about its construction and changes over the Grand Prix 5000 TL.

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand Continental
Model Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28
Year 2023
Tire Type Tubeless
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range Very High
Buy At Ad Amazon.com
Manufacturer part number 0101867
EAN4019238054422
TPI 2/220
Compound Black Chili
Bead Folding
ETRTO 28-622
Size Inch 28"
Specified Width (mm) 28
Specified Weight 280 grams
Max Air Pressure (psi) 94
Made In Members Only
Available Sizes 25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
30-622 (700x30c)
32-622 (700x32c)
30-584 (650x30b)
32-584 (650x32b)

Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28 Test Results

Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


Size, Weight and Thickness Measurements
Specified Weight 280 grams
Measured Weight 265 grams
System Adjusted Weight
(tire + valve + rim seal)
285 grams
Measured Width 29 mm (un-round)
Measured Height 25 mm (un-round)
Total Tire Thickness Center 2.1 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall Members Only
Unmounted Casing Width 74 mm
Unmounted Tread Width Members Only
Tread Cover (Tread / Casing Ratio) Members Only
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results
Inner Tube None (20 ml sealant)
Measured Width 29 mm (un-round)
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 132 psi/9.1 bar
25-27 = 120 psi/8.3 bar
28-29 = 108 psi/7.4 bar
Ultra High Air Pressure

(108 psi / 7.4 bar)
8.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00255
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 110 psi/7.6bar
25-27 = 100 psi/6.9 bar
28-29 = 90 psi/6.2 bar
Extra High Air Pressure

(90 psi / 6.2 bar)
9.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00273
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 88 psi/6.1 bar
25-27 = 80 psi/5.5 bar
28-29 = 72 psi/5.0 bar
High Air Pressure

(72 psi /5.0 bar)
Members Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
22-24 = 66 psi/4.6 bar
25-27 = 60 psi/4.1 bar
28-29 = 54 psi/3.7 bar
Medium Air Pressure

(54 psi / 3.7 bar)
Members Only
The Road Bike section is a multi tire size section, air pressures have been adjusted to the measured casing width.

All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results

Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28 road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Total Puncture Score Tread 34 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 2.1 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members Only

Static Grip Test Results

Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28 road bike tire on a grip test machine
Static Grip Test Results
Wet Grip Average 70 Points
Wet Grip Center Members Only
Wet Grip Edge Members Only
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100

Conclusion


  • Continental Grand Prix 5000 S TR 28
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is best)

Pro Members get 11-point radar charts

The latest version of the 28-622 Grand Prix 5000 S TR shows very similar performance to our original 25-622 sample that we bought and tested 14 months earlier, which is a good thing from a quality control perspective. We see some marginal differences that fall within the margin of error of the tests. On average, our sample of the 28-622 rolls slightly faster (at lower air pressures), offers marginally less puncture resistance and provides a bit more wet grip.


At 265 grams (spec = 280 grams), this fresh sample of the 28-622 version comes in just 10 grams heavier than our initial 25-622 sample that came in at 255 grams (spec = 250 grams). The additional weight is in the tread thickness, as our 25-622 sample has a tread thickness of 2.3 mm, while the 28-622 sample has a tread thickness of just 2.1 mm. This is a normal variation, and as our Grand Prix 5000 S TR Comparison shows, the average tread thickness of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR is 2.2 mm.


Choosing between the 25 or 28 mm version of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR comes down to the preferences of the person making this choice. For an even easier comparison between the 25 and 28 mm version of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR, jump over to our comparison section: Grand Prix 5000 S TR 25 vs 28 mm.

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RATING: 4.6 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Highly Recommended


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