Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire

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Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire
Nothing puts a damper on a ride quite like getting a flat. For ultimate peace of mind regarding puncture protection, plus a tread compound that's built for mega-miles, look no further than the Continental Ultra Gatorskin road tire. Engineered for a superb level of toughness, the Ultra Gatorskin combines a 180 tpi casing, a layer of Duraskin (Polyamide nylon fabric) from bead-to-bead for cut resistance, and finally a Kevlar-reinforced layer beneath the tread to ward off punctures. The durable carbon black compound is designed to last for the long haul and its slick center section keeps you rolling smooth.
  • Long-wearing tread compound is great for training and riding every day
  • Bead-to-bead Duraskin layer protects the tire's casing from cuts
  • Kevlar layer beneath tread provides excellent puncture resistance
  • Slick center tread section rolls super-smooth
Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire
  • WEIGHT 700x23(280g), 700x25(300g), 700x28(320g), 27x1 1/4"(340g)
  • SIZE(S) 700x23(23-622), 700x25(25-622), 700x28(28-622), 27x1 1/4"(32-630)
  • TPI 180tpi
  • BEAD Wire
  • MAX. PSI 700x23 and 700x25(120psi), 700x28(116psi), 27x1 1/4"(102psi)
  • TIRE TYPE Road clincher
  • Rating 4.5

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Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire
 
4.4

(based on 124 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Puncture resistant (87)
  • Durable (86)
  • Excellent grip (54)
  • Low rolling resistance (53)
  • Good cornering (46)

Cons

  • Punctures easily (8)
  • Hard to mount (3)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Commuting (61)
  • Serious racing/training (30)
  • Rain (20)
  • Climbing (16)
  • Sprinting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (77), Casual/ recreational (21), Commuter (9), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (94)

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5.0

Can't beat a tire that won't go flat.

By Knuckles

from Northease PA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Excellent Grip
  • Extremely Rare Flats
  • Good Cornering
  • Puncture Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

      I've used these tires for years because I don't get stuck on the side of the road. I can go thousands of miles on these without getting flats. I don't buy any other tire.

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      4.0

      Great commuter tire - Hard to mount

      By jj

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Commuter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Rain

        Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

        I have used Gatorskins for 4 years of commuting. Over 16 thousand miles. They are great tires, very puncture resistant. I don't know why I bought the wire beads. They are very hard to mount.

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        5.0

        smooth loinng lasting tires

        By wackman

        from wi

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Low Rolling Resistance
        • Puncture Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

            I am a regular biker and ride 2000 miles or so per year This is my second set of gator skins. I didn't need them yet since my first set is still going strong with about 1500 miles on them and not needing replacement any time soon. I bought another set because of the awesome deal at 25% off. My first set of gator skins are in such great shape I probably won't need these new tires until after next year.

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            5.0

            eliability

            By Mean Dean

            from Kennewick, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting

              Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

              These are the most durable and reliable tires I have used.

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              5.0

              Gatorskin

              By Alcan

              from MT

              About Me Avid Cyclist

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              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  Looks like a tire that will last for years. Two cons... It's hard to find the rotation direction. Look clockwise from the Gatorskin, notice cross-hairs in a circle, 2-3 more inches clockwise there is an arrow raised and following the word Rotation. Good light, magnifying glass and readers! Fish-fin "arrows" will point in rolling direction. Also, inflation pressure not found on tire.

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                  5.0

                  Great Tires!

                  By JoeG

                  from Kansas City

                  About Me Commuter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Puncture Resistant

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting

                  Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  These are great tires that last me over 6k miles and they hold up well to punctures.

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                  4.0

                  New Bike, New Tires

                  By DeTurkey

                  from Western NE

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                        I placed these tires on my new Ultrega road bike. I ride some gravel and thought the OEM 23 mm tires to be too skinny for my 20 mi. daily route. Installation was no problem. I am running the rear tire at 85psi and front at 65 psi. Time will tell if they are as good as the Michelin Protek Max I had on my old bike (2500 mi without a flat).

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                        5.0

                        Smooth and Durable

                        By Kenny

                        from Tucson, AZ

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Serious Racing/Training

                          Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                          The 25mm tire is very smooth rolling for a durable tire. I ride in the desert southwest where pavement temps are high and cactus needles on the roadway abundent. I have put over 3,000 miles on a set of tires without a flat!

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                          4.0

                          I would by this again

                          By Dennis

                          from Coon Rapids,Mn. & Weslaco, Tx.

                          About Me Avid Cyclist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                              It is the best durable tire I have ever bought, but not perfect, can't believe their isn't a more durable tire some where

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                              4.0

                              I would buy this again

                              By Fred

                              from PNW

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Low Rolling Resistance
                              • Puncture Resistant

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Commuting

                                Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                                I bought Marathon Plus 28s. They were bomb proof, but weigh a ton, and I was noticably slower. I replaced them with Gatorskins 28s. I still get a smother ride, but they are much lighter - less than half the weight. I am saving the M+ tires for touring, and use these for daily rides. Going to 28s was a good thing.

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