Gear Break: Continental announces the Grand Prix 5000 S TR: The ultimate all-round performance road tire, Primal: This just in: Shop NEW ARRIVALS, Alchemy Rogue – Gravel bike, a matchup of two premium industry leaders: ENVE X Scicon Sports, Lezyne smart mounts and Gnarly Nutrition whey subscription.
Continental Announces the Grand Prix 5000 S TR: The Ultimate All-Round Performance Road Tire
The new Grand Prix 5000 S TR [tubeless ready] tire will provide greater speed, performance and sidewall protection than the Grand Prix 5000 TL tire, with easier mounting and all-new hookless compatibility at a lighter weight. Available worldwide from 4 October 2021.
Embargoed until 4th October 2021 – Korbach, Germany: Continental has today announced the launch of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR – the latest performance-focussed tubeless ready bicycle tire to join the award-winning Grand Prix 5000 range. Lighter, faster, stronger and easier to mount as tubeless than the Grand Prix 5000 TL , the new S TR is designed to be the ultimate performance-focussed road tire – whichever form of road riding a cyclist chooses.
The new S TR is 20% faster and 50grams lighter thanks to its 2-ply structure, with 28% more sidewall protection. Available in black or black and transparent sidewall colourways, the S TR utilizes Continental’s patented BlackChili Compound for the ultimate balance of rolling resistance, grip and longevity; Vectran Breaker for puncture protection and tear resistance, and Lazer Grip for outstanding cornering.
Rather than simply update the Grand Prix 5000 TL, Continental have reinvented their approach to tubeless ready road tires. The S TR is hookless compatible and tubeless ready as standard, thanks to a new user-optimized tubeless system and robust construction.* The new construction makes tire mounting easier while providing increased support on the road for confident and dynamic handling.
The Grand Prix 5000 S TR has been tested in training, racing, and performance laboratories by multiple teams across the professional peloton in 2021. This season it has been ridden by Grand Tour stage winners and world champions alike – including Fillipo Ganna’s World Championship time trial victory in September.
This latest performance tire comes to market as Continental celebrates its 150th anniversary, demonstrating the brand’s ongoing commitment to remain at the forefront of innovation in the field of mobility. This new tire has been under development since 2019, with more than 18-months of product testing and trials completed.
Oliver Anhuth, Head of Marketing TwoWheel Tires, Continental, said: “Following on from the success of the Grand Prix 5000 – which has arguably become one of the most well-loved performance road tires in the world – we are delighted to announce the launch of Grand Prix 5000 S TR. We created this new tire to combine maximum performance with ease of use and reliability, regardless of whether a cyclist chooses to race, to spend long days out exploring the roads, to ride through summer or all year round. All new hookless compatibility and tubeless capabilities will put convenience without compromise at the heart of every cyclist’s ride.”
Key features of the Grand Prix 5000 S TR**
Black sidewall tires
Transparent sidewall tires
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Alchemy Rogue – Gravel Bike
The Alchemy Rogue is a natural expansion of Alchemy’s handmade in Colorado gravel bike lineup and the perfect complement to the Ronin. The Rogue brings more terrain capability with a slack head tube angle, wider tire clearance and updated geometry. It is the first US-made gravel bike to include the SRAM Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH), giving the bike more range and reliability. In addition, the frame is built with the award-winning Alchemy Factory Carbon that has been revered for over a decade.
A Matchup of Two Premium Industry Leaders: ENVE X Scicon Sports
Scicon Sports is excited to embark on a new partnership with ENVE which will see all customers who purchase an ENVE Custom Road bike supplied with a complimentary Scicon Aerocomfort 3.0 TSA Road Bike travel bag.
This marks the first collaboration between ENVE and Scicon Sports, two industry leading prestige brands, each with decades of experience in providing riders with the best possible products, both on and off the bike.
The Custom Road is the first ever complete bike released by ENVE. Aero optimized and finished with some of the best components on the market it is a truly bespoke machine. From geometry to paint, wheels and components, each ENVE Custom Road is tailored to the riders specific requirements. Utilizing unrivaled expertise in composite technology, the goal is to deliver a bike that fits – perfectly.
By establishing the rider’s fit history, current professional bike fit data and their likes and dislikes alongside the ENVE best fit calculator, a proposed bespoke geometry is created. The rider then meets with ENVE in person or virtually to review their fit options and establish the final geometry.
The custom experience is given its finishing touches by riders choosing from 38 different paint colors across a variety of templates, all the way down to the wheel decals. In a world full of compromise the Custom Road is the exception.
Relied upon by numerous professional teams and thousands of athletes around the globe, its lightweight, soft shell design with internal stand allows the bike to be packed away in less than five minutes, with minimal disassembly required. No need to remove or adjust the handlebars or seat post, it is the perfect bike travel bag to compliment the ENVE Custom Road, ensuring the custom fit remains unaltered and the bike is fully protected.
In bypassing the usual disposable cardboard bike packaging ENVE and Scicon are able to provide a premium experience that is not only superior for the delivery of the Custom Road but also allows for repeated use.
Jake Pantone of ENVE said, “When we were looking for a way to safely deliver our new Custom Road bike to customers, Scicon Sports was first in mind. Their reputation for creating the best quality bike travel bags and cases is well earned and the fact that the Aerocomfort 3.0 is able to enable safe transport of the bike without having to make any adjustments to the fit makes it the perfect compliment to the Custom Road.”
Chris Pearce added: “We’re excited to embark on this new partnership with ENVE as they launch their Custom Road and to offer their riders the perfect option for transporting their new bike. A stunning bike like this deserves a great bag to match and the new design on the ENVE X Scicon Aerocomfort 3.0 sets the tone for a perfect pairing to help facilitate all your cycling adventures.”
Lezyne Smart Vise Mount
The Smart Vise Mount is an extra secure, highly versatile smart phone mount that straps to nearly all styles of bicycle handlebars. Its main frame is constructed from durable machine aluminum and its industrial design works great and looks great. The mount is lined with a soft, no-slip material and it’s compatible with nearly all styles of modern smart phones. It features a unique dual-rod design that slides open or closed via a twist knob for secure and precise phone mounting. Excellent for hardcore commuters and all other cyclists, the Smart Vise Mount is a terrific device for on-bike smart phone accessibility.
Lezyne Smart Grip Mount
The Smart Grip Mount is a versatile, easy-to-use phone mount that securely straps to nearly all styles of bicycle handlebars. Its frame is constructed from lightweight machined aluminum and covered by a soft, anti-slip material. A durable, highly flexible band quickly straps to nearly all styles of modern smart phones. The Smart Grip Mount is a simple and convenient mount for cyclists to take a mobile phone on road, gravel, or mountain bike rides. Includes two strap sizes.
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