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 118 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Puncture resistant (82)
  • Durable (80)
  • Excellent grip (51)
  • Low rolling resistance (50)
  • Good cornering (43)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (58)
  • Serious racing/training (30)
  • Rain (19)
  • Climbing (16)
  • Sprinting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (75), Casual/ recreational (19), Commuter (7), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (88)

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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

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          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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                5.0

                Awesome!

                By edwin_o

                from San Juan, PR

                About Me Avid Cyclist

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                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Cornering
                • Puncture Resistant

                Cons

                • A Bit On The Heavy Side
                • Hard to mount

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                This is my first time using this tires, and so far they seem great.

                In the month that I've had them, I've done close to 500 miles with them, with no problems whatsoever.

                Currently, I am using latex tubes. I've noticed a significant improvement on ride quality over my old tires and have not experienced any punctures.

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                5.0

                Phenomenal tires!!!

                By Mark the cyclist

                from New York, NY

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Climbing
                  • Rain

                  Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  I bought these tires in April for a cross country cycling trip i went on this summer. Between training rides and the summer trip, i put over 5,000 miles on these tires, and only had one flat! I'm actually back to buy another set cause mine are just about shot, and i'm doing another trip this coming summer. These tires are amazing!

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                  5.0

                  Great tires

                  By R&N

                  from Solomons, MD

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Puncture Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting

                    Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                    We have them on our tandem. No flats yet in a flat prone riding route.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    cross bike tires

                    By Marc

                    from Waverly Ohio

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Excellent Grip
                    • Good Cornering
                    • Puncture Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                        I rode a racing bike for years, but am getting older now, so I went for a crossbike. The 700/32 Kendas that came on the bike were awful, not even round. I switched to 700/28 Gatorskins and am very pleased. It has a much better ride and are easy to mount.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great desert road tires

                        By Bob

                        from Arizona

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Excellent Grip
                        • Good Cornering
                        • Puncture Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Climbing
                          • Commuting
                          • Rain

                          Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                          Everything in the desert has a sharp point. I've gone 2000 miles without a flat.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great tires!

                          By TripleD

                          from Pittsburgh PA

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Puncture Resistant

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Commuting

                            Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                            I bought these to replace the Gatorskins on my road bike. The old ones had about 3000 miles on them, flatting just one time. I consider this excellent durability as I regularly pedal some very rough roads.

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