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continental GP3000(14 posts)

continental GP3000ghoss
Jul 29, 2002 3:08 PM
Has anyone else had trouble with the GP3000 tire tread seperating from the tire? I was getting ready to ride today and was checking my bike and found that my rear tire tread was starting to come loose.
I've only got about 500 miles on the tires.

kinda of scary...

re: continental GP3000DrPete
Jul 29, 2002 3:20 PM
I also had a problem with the sidewall weakening on a GP3000 with about 700 miles on it--it eventually grew into a nice bulge. It seems to be a problem with these tires.
I saw a friend's do that Saturday, but no personal experience nmTig
Jul 29, 2002 3:27 PM
re: continental GP3000african
Jul 29, 2002 3:53 PM
I have seen that on my ford firestones, nah kidding. I have seen some of the side wall of the tire coming off, the brown skin like stuff on the side, strips like thread.
re: continental GP3000rcarbs
Jul 29, 2002 4:16 PM
I have tried several tires and keep coming back to these. I usually get 1500-1800 miles on my rear tire before it needs to be replaced. I ride in the deserts of Arizona and have many problems with flats with other tires, not with these. My Michelin Axial Pros would flat every other ride (I'll never use them again) but the GP 3000s hardly ever flat. I recommend these tires to anyone who asks. Hopefully your problem is an isolated incident and not a indication of degradation in quality.
Not that problem,but......DINOSAUR
Jul 29, 2002 4:18 PM
Only got 800 miles out of my new Conti GP3000, record low for a 3000. Wonder if they changed their rubber compound? At that price I'm not buying them anymore. Last year I ran a pair of the ugly yellow threaded GP3000's that turned grungy with road grime and I pulled them off around 2000 miles because I just got tired of looking at them..
I've ridden severalKerry
Jul 29, 2002 4:20 PM
Having worn out 6 or seven of these, I've not had this problem. Sometimes at the end of the tire's life, there has been a slight bit of tread separation, but nothing in as little as 500 miles. The orange ones seemed to do this more than the grey ones. I typically get around 2000 miles on a rear GP3000 - I weigh 180 lbs. They wear through to the casing with minimal/no separation. No sidewall problems other than some loose threads toward the end of the tire's life.
Generally good luck with the GP3000 here (nm).djg
Jul 29, 2002 4:34 PM
re: continental GP3000the bird
Jul 29, 2002 4:50 PM
Have always had good luck with my GP's (nock,nock) the little threads always appear when the tire's life is just about fini. I've noticed that the rear is starting to square off a little sooner than normal on the latest pair I put on. hmmmm... I wonder, would conti do that to us?
re: continental GP3000grandemamou
Jul 29, 2002 5:57 PM
No problems here. I tried a pair after using Michelins for several years. I've got a little over 1k on them and so far so good.
I got only 700 miles out of minenn23
Jul 29, 2002 6:24 PM
These were the grey ones, bought in April this year. I mention the date in case there is this batch that was bad.

In less that 200 miles, the rear tire squared off big time. By the time it reached 700 I started flatting once every 50-100 miles. The tire simply had somehow picked up too many cuts. Probably they belong strictly in the velodrome.

Those were my first and will be the last pair of the GP3000 I will be buying. Really not worth my money.

Now switched to the Ultra 2000. Hopefully I have better luck with those.
re: continental GP3000el_pato
Jul 29, 2002 7:41 PM
Same thing happened to me after about 500 miles.... in the middle of a crit. Back to Vredstein Fortezzas for me.
1350 miles. Rear finished from glass and wear, front still great (nm)DY
Jul 29, 2002 7:50 PM
1850 miles. About time to replace rear (nm)nazgul
Jul 29, 2002 8:56 PM