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expected life of GP 3000's(11 posts)

expected life of GP 3000'stcr01
Jan 31, 2002 7:42 AM
what kind mileage have you gotten from the rear tire of Conti GP 3000's? never tried this tire before, don't know what to expect.
re: expected life of GP 3000'sLone Gunman
Jan 31, 2002 7:49 AM
Expecting to get 2000 miles out of a set of tires, after 2k it's a crap shoot. Currently on GP3000's.
do you ever use them on a trainer?tcr01
Jan 31, 2002 8:04 AM
is so, do they shred like Hutchi's
do you ever use them on a trainer?Lone Gunman
Jan 31, 2002 10:18 AM
I am currently using 2000's on a set of rollers, have never shreaded tires on a trainer before, possible because I don't ride my trainer, just smooth rollers. Prior to rollers I rode cheap crap tires and threw them away at the start of the outdoor season.
Jan 31, 2002 10:37 AM
Funny you should ask, I just shredded a rear Conti 3000 the other day. I've used them before w/ no problems but I had discovered that if you tighten the flywheel of the piece-of-crap Blackburn trainer really hard on the tire it lowers the noise a little. Clever me. The tire overheated and delaminated like a cheap retread. It was an very used tire so no great loss but I would definitely suggest a heavier training tire for this duty.
Jan 31, 2002 8:26 AM
Kinda hard to answer as tire wear involves a lot of factors. Average life span for me is around 15K for a rear Conti GP 3000, the front is usually twice or three times that amount (I don't rotate). However, I'm a big guy that tends to chew up tires fast, riding mostly chip sealed mountainous type roads. I did have a pair of ugly yellow Conti's that seemed to last forever (2K) and I pulled them off because I just got tired of looking at them. What is the old saying, "ugly lasts forever"? I like the ride of a Conti GP 3000 and I can notice the difference immmediately after I install a pair when replacing from a different brand. My first concern is slashing a sidewall, which tends to occur when the tire is brand new, isn't that always the way it goes?
He's got it about rightMe Dot Org
Jan 31, 2002 11:24 AM
I'd agree w/Dinosaur. Decent-wearing high performance tire. Slightly less sticky than Axial Pro, but slighly less likely to pick up road debris. Front seems to last forever, the rear about 1600-2200 miles, depending on how many sundaes I've been eating.
Diminishing returns with greater weightSingleThreaded
Jan 31, 2002 11:51 AM
I started seeing flattening at 500 miles and it's significant at 800 miles on the rear (I blame that on my fat 235 lb ass). I'll probably switch out at 1K with some of the discounted Axial Pros that I'm seeing all over the place.
re: expected life of GP 3000'sSintesi
Jan 31, 2002 8:40 AM
i've gotten 4-5 thousand miles on the rear ( i weigh ~165)and at least double on the front. It depends on how far down you'll let them go. Their my favorite tire so far.
re: expected life of GP 3000'sajg
Jan 31, 2002 10:46 AM
I had about 1.5K on a pair of Conti GP 3000's up until 2 months ago and they were holding up very well. Then I got them on a trainer (Performance TravelTrac 2000) and it's shredding quickly. The wear difference between the front and rear is so great that I have to conclude that GP 3000's can't handle the trainer very well. Anyone have a recommendation on a good workhorse slick tire to mount for trainers?
Varies mostly with rider weightKerry Irons
Jan 31, 2002 6:24 PM
At 180 lb. I get about 2500 miles on a Conti GP3000 on the rear before the casing threads start to show. A front tire will not wear out (lose rubber) but will age and crack. Someone who weighs 120 lb will get roughly double the mileage compared to me. Someone who rides on things like chip seal surfaces, climbs a lot, or has a rough pedaling style will wear a tire out faster.