The great all-rounders, winners of countless awards and one of
the all-time best sellers.
I've long been a fan of the GP4000S. It's not a fancy looking
tyre, but it quietly and reliably gets the job done. Perfect for
training and day-to-day riding, this is also the tyre I'll turn to
if I want something reliable and efficient for a sportive.
The Black Chili formulation is grippy but still manages to be
long-lasting (grippier tyres can often wear too quickly - certainly
not the case here). It also adds to what's probably the most
remarked upon aspect of the GP4000S - low rolling resistance.
The Vectran layer provides a decent amount of puncture
resistance without spoiling the ride quality or adding extra
If you only need tyres for commuting, go for the bulletproof
Gatorskins, or if you want something super lightweight for racing
there's plenty of other options out there. But if you want one set
of tyres to do pretty much anything, these are the ones to choose.
Handmade in Germany, too.