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65 YOM consumer reports that while riding the bicycle the bead separated from the tire casing causing the tire to go flat almost instantly. This happened twice. There were no injuries. This is a safety hazard and could cause injury depending upon where the failure occurs.

Product Details
  • Product Description: Continental Tire for Bicycle This is a tubeless bicycle tire. I tis generally thought of as a "High Performance training and racing tire". As a training tire it is routinely ridden on long rides. Model GP5000tl
  • Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler Name: Continental Tire the Americas, LLC
  • Brand Name: Continental
  • Model Name or Number: GP5000tl
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  • Product Category: Sports and Recreation
  • Product Type: Cycling, Scooters, Skateboards & Skates
  • Product Code: Bicycles and Accessories, (Excl.mountain or All-terrain) (5040)
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Incident Details
  • Incident Description: I was riding my bicycle east on [REDACTED] just east of the intersection with [REDACTED] at approximately 11:40 AM. The speed recorded on my cycling app at the time of the tire failure was approximately 20 MPH. I had a sudden failure of the rear tire. The nature of the failure was the bead separated from the tire casing, which resulted in near instantaneous deflation of the tire. I had verified the pressure in the tire at 100 PSI when I left home about 1.5 hours earlier. Inspection of my bicycle showed no evidence of anything that would have caused the failure. I did not hit any object in the road nor did I hit a pothole or other road defect. The tire is a Continental GP5000tl 700C X 25mm. This is the second such tire I have had fail in the last 14 months. I have photos of the previous tire and I have photos of this tire along with the tire. Both tires were mounted on the rear of my [REDACTED] bicycle with [REDACTED] wheels. Inspection of the wheels after the second incident showed no sharp spots on the wheels which might have cut a tire. The rims had been swapped between the two incidents, so it was not the same rim for both incidents. There were no injuries in either incident. The previous incident happened at low speed. This one, not so much. Because there was no traffic at the time of the event I was able to use the entire roadway while bringing the bicycle to a stop. If there had been oncoming or passing traffic, injuries up to and including death may have occurred. I have decided to report this because I read a thread on the Bike Forums web site in which several similar failures of this tire are described. See: [REDACTED]
  • Incident Date: 9/25/2021
  • Incident Location: Street or Highway
Victims Involved
  • Injury Information: Incident, No Injury
  • My Relationship to the Victim: Self
  • Gender: Male
  • Victim's Age When Incident Occurred: 65 years
Comments from the Manufacturer/Private Labeler
Additional Details
  • Submitter has product?: Yes
  • Product was damaged before incident?: No
  • Product was modified before incident?:
  • If yes to any, explanation:
  • Have you contacted the manufacturer?: Yes
  • If Not, Do you plan to?:
  • Report Number: 20211001-9F805-2147359333
  • Report Date: 10/1/2021
  • Sent to Manufacturer/Importer/Private Labeler: 10/6/2021
  • Report First Publication Date: 10/21/2021
  • Category of Submitter: Consumer