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
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (22)
  • Puncture resistant (17)
  • Excellent grip (8)
  • Low rolling resistance (8)
  • Good cornering (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (10)
  • Serious racing/training (8)
  • Climbing (3)
  • Sprinting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (15), Casual/ recreational (5), Commuter (3)
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5.0

No flats

By nick danger

from Central Massacusetts.

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Serious Racing/Training

    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

    Hard training rides in hilly rough roads. Have not flatted using this tire in over 8000 miles. I have a new pair on the bike and there is enough left in my 1st one to use as a backup.

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    5.0

    Smooth, fast and tough.

    By Fat boy going downhill.

    from Central Texas

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Grip
    • Good Cornering
    • Puncture Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Serious Racing/Training

      Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

      This is the first Hardshell I have ridden, but I have been on Gatorskins for several seasons. I put it on the rear, as I was concerned with it's cornering ability due to the addition of puncture protection on the sidewalls, but those concerns were unfounded. I have taken it to it's limits (and a bit beyond!), and it has behaved very consistently with the original Gatorskin. When my front tire needs replacement, I will likely put at Hardshell on it as well.

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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

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          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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Bombproof tire

            By Gunk

            from Lees Summit MO

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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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                4.0

                Good tire

                By Heavenlykeys

                from New Englanf

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Puncture Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                    Good all around tire

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                    5.0

                    Confidence

                    By Marlde

                    from Seattle, WA

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                    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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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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