Continental 5000 tires

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  1. rclouviere

    rclouviere New Member

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    I’ve bought conti 5000 tires for all of my road bikes and like them. Today, while descending, i had a sidewall blowout! I was lucky i didn’t go down. I didn’t see any reason for it (May have run over something, but didn’t see it).

    Also, my son-in-law has the same issue.

    Anyone else have thus problem?
     
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  2. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm! Update us if you find any further causes.

    I've been using Conti 2000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 over the last 30 years. Never had a side wall blow out other than a few scuff marks on the 3000. But seemed the 4000 was better as far as sidewalls.

    BTW, I'm 230-260 and done mountain descents at 25-40 MPH for years with never a problem.
     
  3. Germanrazor

    Germanrazor Active Member

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    Negative. Been great so far but I always pucker when down hill descents come and I am 30+ mph or higher! Anything can happen my friend.
     
  4. cyclintom

    cyclintom Well-Known Member

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    I was using the 5000TLR's and I had a couple of punctures that seemed to be larger tears than they should have been. Finally on the last one I realized that I could see through the tread despite only having maybe 800 miles max on them. I'm 190 lbs and usually get long mileage on Michelin Pro4's (1500+) I do lots of high speed descending and am presently using Vitorria Corsa G+ and 2.0 and they hold up pretty well. I have returned to clincher only. Too many problems with tubeless and then it is really yucky to repair out on the road.
     
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