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 159 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (115)
  • Puncture resistant (112)
  • Excellent grip (79)
  • Low rolling resistance (74)
  • Good cornering (68)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (81)
  • Serious racing/training (43)
  • Rain (27)
  • Climbing (24)
  • Sprinting (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (92), Casual/ recreational (33), Commuter (13), Competitive cyclist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (125)

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5.0

Not that hard to install

By Running on empty

from Wisconsin

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Low Rolling Resistance
  • Puncture Resistant
  • Tires Are Bullet Proof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

    If you have a hard time installing this tire. Stop and put it on your rim with out the tube by hand and when you see how easy it was to install you will realize the tire needs to be off the rails of the rim to install. The problem is a tube will push the tire up onto the rails inside the rim making it all but impossible . I can install with out tire tools because i push the sides of the tire together so the tire is in the middle of the rim all the way around, that's with a tube inside with a little air in it. Also this tire seats perfectly center when your done because of how hard it is to put on. I have been using these for a long time and I love them 700x28cc run at 100 psi.

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    1.0

    Too tight to install

    By Road Man

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

    I've been riding and doing most of my own bike maintenance for 40+ years. I've ridden many 10s of thousands of miles and changed 100s of tires. I've never had a tire that I had trouble mounting until now. Broke 4 tire levers, scraped knuckles, etc. I tried all the tricks, but these just won't go on and off my rims without herculean efforts. I'll try something else, thank you.

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    4.0

    Gatorskin tire.

    By j

    from los angeles

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

        I have been commuting to work for a couple of years without getting a flat. Getting a flat would be a big problem for me, but I can trust these tires. I replaced my last pair when a chunk of rubber delaminated off the rolling surface.

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        5.0

        Awesome product

        By Mdj

        from Miami

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Grip
        • Good Cornering

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Serious Racing/Training
          • Sprinting

          Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

          Excellent grip and rolling smooth

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          5.0

          Rolls Right

          By Caveman

          from Where ever my bike stops.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Excellent Grip
          • Good Cornering
          • Keep Inflated To Rear 118
          • Low Rolling Resistance
          • Puncture Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All
            • Climbing
            • Commuting
            • Rain
            • Serious Racing/Training
            • Sprinting

            Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

            Great Product, Will buy again

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            5.0

            A great, reliable tire with low rolling resistance

            By Spinner

            from GT, TX

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Commuting
              • Rain

              Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

              This tire provides the extra cushioning on the coarse road pavement around here, without being mushy. I like its excellent puncture resistance. Since I always mount tires without tire levers, I figured it would be tough to mount - and it was. So next time I will use levers.

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              5.0

              Great Puncture Resistance Tire

              By biking_golfer Gil

              from San Ramon, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Climbing
                • Commuting
                • Serious Racing/Training

                Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                You will not find a better puncture resistance tire on the market with as good a value as this tire. Road handling is decent, as well as, good mileage with these tires. I've been using these tires for a long while now. I did try some other brands; but quickly came back to these tires. I highly recommend these tires if you are tired of getting flats!

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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 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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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable And Handles Great

                    Cons

                    • Confusing Names

                    Best Uses

                    • All Around Road Cycling

                    Comments about Continental 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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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Grip
                    • Good Cornering
                    • Low Rolling Resistance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Continental 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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