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Continental brings world champion time trial clinchers to Cycle Show

Broadened 29-er offering, clothing and new tyre merchandising display will also appear at the NEC
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Visitors to Cycle Show this week are being invited to see Continental’s clincher tyres for themselves.

Last week Tony Martin rode on clincher tyres for his winning ride at the UCI World Time Trial Championships – the first time this has happened in the modern history of the World Championships.

The soon-to-be-available model will be launched in the UK at the Cycle Show. The show starts with the trade day on Thursday and runs until October 2nd at the NEC, Birmingham.

Martin rode a version of the Grand Prix RS, a limited edition clincher in the German market in 2010. This was also developed last year with Ironman world record holder Chrissie Wellington who rode them in competitions all year.

This tyre was recently launched at Eurobike in its official aftermarket guise – Grand Prix TT. It features the latest version of the German-made Black Chili compound and the ultra fine 300tpi nylon casing and Vectran anti puncture breaker. The tyre will go on general release in the UK in January 2012, as a limited edition special.

Continental will also show off a widened 29-inch MTB programme, bringing across many of the popular tyre models from the 26-inch range, namely the Mountain King and X-King in German made ProTection and RS models.

A new cyclocross clincher, CycloX-King makes its debut as a 32mm mud option, again in the RS (Race Sport) format which features the revolutionary Black Chili compound, as does the Grand Prix Classic 700x23 race tyre. This uses a tread design pattern and brown sidewall colour scheme from 1982, but with modern technologies beneath, pitched at increasingly common retro builds.

A new line of cycle clothing will also be on display, as will a new tyre merchandise display for trade customers on stand G63.

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