Created On: 28 September 2011

Tony Martin's exceptional winning ride at the UCI World Time Trial Championships last Thursday has sparked interest around the cycling world, not just because his dominance, but also because he rode on clincher tyres.

Challenging the modern tradition that professional testers ride tubs, Martin rode to a 1:15.83 win over Bradley Wiggins. Now visitors to the Cycle Show are being invited to see the revolutionary Continental tyres for themselves, 29 September to 2 October at the NEC.

Martin's World Time Trial winning performance was executed using clincher tyres, the first time this has happened in the modern history of the World Championships and this soon-to-be-available model will be launched in the UK at the Cycle Show.

Martin rode a version of the Grand Prix RS, which was 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, proving that they had not only the speed, but also the reliability to be a world class competition tyre.

This tyre was recently launched at Eurobike in its official aftermarket guise, namely 'Grand Prix TT'. It features the latest and fastest version of the exclusively 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 be exhibiting a broadened 29" MTB program, bringing across many of the award winning tyre models from the 26" range, namely the Mountain King and X-King in German made ProTection and RS models. These tyres contain all the premium technologies from the German Korbach factory, which has been producing bicycle tyres for well over 100 years.

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 all the modern technologies beneath, ideal for the 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. Visit stand G63.

The ticket hotline number is 0844 8480132 and you can book online at Advance tickets bought online or through the ticket hotline are priced at £12.50* for adults, £10.50 for concessions, £6.50 for children and entry is free to under 5s. Special offers are available for advance group bookings. There is a £1 online and telephone transaction fee.

*£15.50 on the day

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