Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire

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Continental 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 Gatorskin road tire. Engineered for a superb level of toughness, the 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 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 Clincher
  • Rating 4.5

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Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire
 
4.5

(based on 171 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (124)
  • Puncture resistant (117)
  • Excellent grip (83)
  • Low rolling resistance (77)
  • Good cornering (71)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (86)
  • Serious racing/training (44)
  • Rain (29)
  • Climbing (24)
  • Road biking (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (99), Casual/ recreational (36), Commuter (15), Competitive cyclist (6)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (137)

Reviewed by 171 customers

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3.0

I might buy this product again

By Hal G

from Montgomery County, MD

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

Definitely fast but I bought it because I wanted a tough and fast tire. After only 5 hard rides, I hit a small pothole which caused a snakebite flat. I don't blame the tire but I noticed when removing the tube that there was a soft spot with frayed thread on the outside of the tire. I taped the inside with duct tape as a boot. We'll see if that works. The tire's sidwall shouldn't have been weakened by the pothole.

  • Cycling Style:
  • Speed Oriented
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

A good tandem tire

By Greg

from Coon Rapids, MN

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

    I've been using Gatorskins (700X28) on my Trek T2000 tandem for about 8 years now. I can remember only one flat. They last a couple of years, and when the time comes, are not difficult to change. My wife and I have ridden a lot of crushed limestone trails trails with these also, and we didn't have any problems. I do wish Continental would make it easier to read the sidewall data, however. If you are not familiar with the tire, it's hard to find the arrow indicating rotational direction.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Tires!

    By JAS

    from Rochester,New York

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

      I am a recreational rider and I ride most of my miles on the road. My annual average is about 2000 miles. Gatorskins are the most reliable tires that I have ever used. I would estimate that I experience 1-2 flats per year. My last two flats actually happened with the Bontrager tires that came on my new bike.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Comfort Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great tires, would buy again.

      By Joe

      from Florida

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

        Well done!

        • Cycling Style:
        • Comfort Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        So far so good

        By Kyle

        from Parkersburg, WV

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

          If your looking at buying these then your not worried about the weight of these tires. These guys have held up so far. Ive only had them a couple weeks but so far so good. They are absolute rock pingers tho. Ive nevee had a set of tires that sling so many rocks.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Love these

          By ST

          from Billings Mt

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

            Just rode on them for the first time today. So far so good!

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great improvement over stock tires

            By FB

            from NH

            About Me Commuter

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Wears Out Quickly

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

            I used these to replace my 30mm stock tires which were great for riding over road junk but felt too slow and heavy. Got these Gatorskins in 25mm and they are night and day different. I did happen to look at them closely last night and after 100 miles or so they already appear to be wearing more than I would have thought. Maybe its just the light I saw them in, time will tell. But I am very happy with them otherwise.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            I would buy this tire again it is well made

            By Ralph

            from Bedminster NJ

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Grip
            • Good Cornering
            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting

              Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

              NONE

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Hard to beat Gatorskins

              By vans

              from PDX

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Rain

                Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                Been riding these for years.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Good Tire so far

                By Dennis

                from Clearwater, Fl

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Low Rolling Resistance
                • Puncture Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting

                  Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  Bought this tire based on reviews and description of product. Installed on my wife's bike. She likes the feel of them so far. Bought because we frequently encounter glass where we ride and had gotten flats. So far no flats. Read a review that indicated these were hard to install. Did not think they were any harder than other tires. Was able to install without using any tire levers, just my thumbs. Seems I always pinch the tube when I install a tire with levers :-(

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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