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
 
4.5

(based on 152 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (110)
  • Puncture resistant (108)
  • Excellent grip (75)
  • Low rolling resistance (70)
  • Good cornering (64)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (75)
  • Serious racing/training (40)
  • Rain (25)
  • Climbing (21)
  • Sprinting (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (87), Casual/ recreational (32), Commuter (13), Competitive cyclist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (119)

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1.0

Too hard to install. Would not buy these tires again.

By Jda

from Schenectady, NY

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Installation

    Best Uses

      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

      These tires are very rigid and stiff and could not get them on rims. If I got a flat out on the road, I would be in trouble. Gave them away.

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      5.0

      Gatorskins for all!

      By Flymark

      from Memphis, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

      • Durable And Handles Great

      Cons

      • Confusing Names

      Best Uses

      • All Around Road Cycling

      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

      Use them on three bikes. One is a long distance road (6 days at 70 miles per day) and around town steel and aluminum versions. Have tried other brands and had a tough time mounting them and cornering suffered.

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      4.0

      Continental ultra gator skins

      By Bill

      from Queens, NY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Pros

      • Excellent Grip
      • Good Cornering
      • Low Rolling Resistance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

          I've used these tires (700x25) on my road bike, I go through two pairs every season. They perform well I've sliced them open a couple of times riding in NYC streets but what would you expect there is no billet proof tire.

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          5.0

          Old reliable

          By Cycling Dad

          from Horseheads new york

          About Me Avid Cyclist

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent Grip
          • Puncture Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Road Surfaces
            • Climbing
            • Commuting
            • Rain

            Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

            On my second set of these tires. I road them last year right down to the bear tread,under casing was showing. Approx 3,500'miles of varying road surfaces of the finger lakes region of upstate New York.
            NEVER had a flat! Yes they may be a few grams heavier and I could get maybe a tire with a bit lower rolling resistance, but these tires are TOUGH, period!

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            5.0

            Stand up to the C&O Towpath

            By Chris

            from Fort Wayne, IN

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting

              Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

              Have over 1500 miles on first pair of Gatorskins. Handled well with on a loaded bike tour that included roads and gravel trails. Took the punishment of the C&O towpath without a flat.

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              5.0

              Nice road tires

              By Glen

              from Tucson, AZ

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting

                Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                I put these tires on a Trek Domane bike, and usually cycle about 100 miles a week for exercise. The tires are great. These give a good ride, haven't had any flats and grip the road well. The only down side is the wire bead construction makes getting them mounted to the rim difficult. I thought about getting the ones without the wire bead, but liked the way the rim and tire "meld" when installed.

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                5.0

                Still the best!

                By Flymark

                from Memphis, TN

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Club rides

                  Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  Went out for my usual 48 mile Saturday group ride. Noticed a shard of rock wedged in the tread. Dug it out with a knife and NO flat. Tried another brand of hard case tires late last year and literally sold them off the bike after two rides. They rode like a truck and would not corner like the Skins.

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                  5.0

                  great tire at a great price

                  By chino

                  from eastern kansas

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Grip
                  • Puncture Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Serious Racing/Training

                    Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                    great tire for training, I have used gatorskins for approximately 10 years. a quality tire.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Gatorskin Wire Bead

                    By Wisahickon Rob

                    from Doylestown, PA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Climbing
                      • Commuting
                      • Rain
                      • Serious Racing/Training

                      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                      These are not the lightest ,but are very durable. I have become more of a training rider rather than road racer and found these tires to fit the bill. There are lighter tires out there for racing, but if you want a tire that will continue to hold up under most conditions , look no further. They have been very puncture resistant while riding on some dirt road races and generally anywhere else. The folding bead is lighter, but these work fine for general training.

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                      5.0

                      Great tire

                      By Bob

                      from Tarpon Springs, FL

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Causual Riding
                        • Commuting
                        • Sprinting

                        Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                        Installed on a Fuji road bike. I have found them difficult to install; they fit very tight.

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