Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire

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Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
First there was GatorSkin, a remarkably durable tire in its own right. Then came Ultra GatorSkin. Now, Continental takes durability beyond the limits with the GatorHardshell Road Tire. Like the Ultra GatorSkin, the Gator HardShell tire balances great ride characteristics with long life--and at an affordable price. The Continental GatorHardshell road tire features the bead-to-bead protection of DuraSkin, PLUS a Hardshell casing and extra-wide PolyX breaker. The result is a super-durable road tire that's about as puncture-resistant as a tire can get.
  • A super long-wearing tire that resists punctures and sidewall cuts
  • Casing reinforced with DuraSkin and Hardshell-anti-cut sidewalls for extra protection
  • Smooth-rolling center tread with shoulders optimized for cornering traction
  • Extra-wide PolyX breaker covers tread from shoulder-to-shoulder, providing enhanced puncture-resistance
Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
  • WEIGHT 700x23(250g), 700x25(270g)
  • SIZE(S) 700x23, 700x25
  • TPI 180tpi
  • BEAD Folding
  • MAX. PSI 700x23 (120psi), 700x25 (120psi)
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • Rating 4.5

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Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Puncture resistant (15)
  • Low rolling resistance (7)
  • Excellent grip (6)
  • Good cornering (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (10)
  • Serious racing/training (6)
  • Sprinting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (13), Casual/ recreational (5), Commuter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

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4.0

2nd set

By DeTurkey

from Western NE

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Puncture Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

      I just put my 2nd set on my road bike. After one year and 7000 miles, the tread was beginning to show on the rear so I replaced both. No flats on the first set. I run 90 psi on the rear and 70 psi on the front. The tires are 700x28 which is a big as i can fit.

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      5.0

      Great Tires

      By Rick

      from Utah

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Grip
      • Good Cornering
      • Low Rolling Resistance
      • Puncture Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Racing/Training

        Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

        :-)

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        4.0

        Bombproof tire

        By Gunk

        from Lees Summit MO

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Cornering
        • Puncture Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

            This tire is almost bombproof. No, they are not the lightest tire out there but when you weigh 225 pounds like I do weight is not the issue. Nothing is worse than being in the middle of a ride and having a flat tire. These tires all but eliminate that possibility. I have been using them for two years and have not had a flat. The roads I ride on are not the smoothest and they have held up to everything I have put them through. Rotate front to back every season and they should last you a long time. Well worth the money, especially when on sale.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good tire

            By Heavenlykeys

            from New Englanf

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                Good all around tire

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                • No

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Confidence

                By Marlde

                from Seattle, WA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Cornering
                • Puncture Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Recreational Road Biking

                  Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                  As a young rider of 64 who rarely gets passed on the road, I need confidence that my tire will support those higher speed downhill challenges without mishap. A flat could be painfull. Past experience with the Gator has so far been flawless. Traction, roll resistance and comfort are all good. My next tire purchase will again be the Hardshell.

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                  5.0

                  Handmade in Germany

                  By Steve

                  from Birmingham AL

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Grip
                  • Low Rolling Resistance
                  • Puncture Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Serious Racing/Training

                  Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                  Bought these in 25mm to replace some cheap 23s. The Kevlar bead makes them easy to take on/off. Rode in Bike MS this weekend (90 miles) along roads with trash and glass on the shoulders. No problems at all and seem to roll very easily.

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                  5.0

                  Essential for tandems

                  By Captain and Stoker

                  from Vancouver, BC

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Puncture Resistant

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting
                  • Tandem
                  • Training

                  Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                  First off, these are not puncture proof. But I've never had a catastrophic failure while riding. The only puncture I had was a slow leak, which is acceptable on a tandem. It lasted over 4000 miles on the front of a tandem so it wears very well. A little heavy, but the weight is worth it for a tandem.

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                  4.0

                  So far so good...

                  By AZ CanMan

                  from Tucson

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                  • pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Exercisetraining

                  Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                  I bought these to replace an original set of tires on my road bike as I was getting flats just about every ride. The monsoons are in full swing here in Arizona have been washing up a lot of debris on the trails. I ride about 30 miles at a time 2 times a week for fun/exercise/training and changing a flat is not what I call fun. I like these tires and like most things now a days they're a little expensive but so far seem worth it.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Tires

                  By Eastsider Detroit

                  from Detroit, Mi

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Grip
                  • Low Rolling Resistance

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Sprinting

                  Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                  Wears very well and the grip is perfect

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great tires

                  By Sun Diego

                  from San Diego

                  About Me Commuter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting

                    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                    I was getting a lot of flats....Had to buy Continental Hardshell and very happy with the product...

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