A word of warning regarding Continental GP5000 TL tires.

Our tubeless rim bed meets all the critical dimensions to successfully run tubeless tires. The dimensions make for easy installation and tubeless set up. We have tested tubeless tires from a large number of tire companies and had success with almost all of these. Some tires fit a little tighter than others, but for that case we made a video showing how to easily mount tighter tires


Unfortunately, the new Continental GP500 TL tire has a bead diameter that is way tighter than any other tire we have seen. With Continental being such a large brand, we have had frustration with a lot of customers trying to mount those tires wheels. This is not unique to Boyd Cycling wheels, as there are reports across all wheel brands that the GP500 TL tire is near impossible to mount.

We would prefer that our customers not resort to extreme force on tire levers just to get the first bead on the rim. With that, we are heavily discouraging the use of Continental GP5000 TL tires on the carbon wheels. Any damage to a carbon rim caused by excessive force on tire levers will not be covered by the wheel’s lifetime warranty.

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  • dan eisenhart

    I agree. I have Ultegra wheels that I have run the 5000 non-tubeless on and there is no way that 5000 TL is going on. I have mounted Hutchinson Fusions successfully in the past.

  • Boyd Johnson

    @PLindey, we really like the Schwalbe Pro Ones as a tubeless tire that sets up super easy, rides great, and offers excellent flat protection.

  • Plindley

    I agree…the conti 5000TL tires are difficult to mount. I do find the non tubeless 5000 to be easier. BOYD, what tirss do you like, if not the conti’s?

  • Richard (Boyd Dealer)

    Conti as well as all other tire manufacturers have a window of acceptable tolerance. I would suspect that the “easy ones” are more an exception than a commonality and that they are just in the larger range of the acceptable tolerance.

  • Darrin

    I have the Boyd 55’s riding 5000 TLs; I anticipated they would be difficult to mount out of the box (there weren’t whatsoever). Actually installed without a tire lever so I was impressed. Isn’t the issue more to do with it being incompatible for hookless rims i.e. safety issue rather than just be tight to install?

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