Continental are offering a pair of their brand new Grand Sport Race tyres in return for a pair of old tyres (any non Continental brand) with a pair of inner tubes worth £71.88. The promotion runs until 31st July at selected dealers and some sportives, and they’re only asking you to complete a feedback form on the new tyres in return for their generosity.
To partake in the offer you need to take your bike to a participating dealer where they will remove your old tyres and fit a pair of brand new Grand Sport Race in 23 or 25mm width with new Race28 inner tubes. They’ll dispose of the old tyres on your behalf.
This offer runs from 15th May to 31st July, but Continental says that dealers have a limited supply, and once a dealer exhausts their supply prior to 1st June, the offer is no longer available. So the hint is to not hang around if you want to make use of this offer, and get down to your nearest dealer sharpish. With a new pair of tyres fitted, customers will be asked to give their feedback of the new tyres at their website. Doesn't seem too much to ask in return for a brand new pair of tyres.
The Grand Sport is a brand new tyre from Continental available in three variations; Light, Extra and Race. The latter is a racing and training tyre featuring a 180tpi casing with a NyTech breaker to protect against flats, and the new PureGrip compound is said to provide high levels of grip.
There are also three events that you’ll be able to do a tyre swap, where they’ll have about 100 tyres so again you don’t want to be back of the queue. The events are the Welsh Wild West Sportive (25th May), Dragon Ride (8th June) and the Dartmoor Classic Sportive (22nd June).
You can see the full list of participating dealers at their website http://www.tyre-amnesty.co.uk/index.php/offer-details
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.