Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire

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Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
First there was GatorSkin, a remarkably durable tire in its own right. Then came Ultra GatorSkin. Now, Continental takes durability beyond the limits with the GatorHardshell Road Tire. Like the Ultra GatorSkin, the Gator HardShell tire balances great ride characteristics with long life--and at an affordable price. The Continental GatorHardshell road tire features the bead-to-bead protection of DuraSkin, PLUS a Hardshell casing and extra-wide PolyX breaker. The result is a super-durable road tire that's about as puncture-resistant as a tire can get.
  • A super long-wearing tire that resists punctures and sidewall cuts
  • Casing reinforced with DuraSkin and Hardshell-anti-cut sidewalls for extra protection
  • Smooth-rolling center tread with shoulders optimized for cornering traction
  • Extra-wide PolyX breaker covers tread from shoulder-to-shoulder, providing enhanced puncture-resistance
Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
  • WEIGHT 700x23(250g), 700x25(270g)
  • SIZE(S) 700x23, 700x25
  • TPI 180tpi
  • BEAD Folding
  • MAX. PSI 700x23 (120psi), 700x25 (120psi)
  • TIRE TYPE Clincher
  • Rating 4.5

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Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (7)
  • Puncture resistant (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting (3)
    • Serious racing/training (3)
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    5.0

    Durable as they come

    By single speeder

    from san diego, ca

    About Me Commuter

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Puncture Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

      I've picked glass shards deeply embedded into this tire out without any punctures through to the tube. A+ in my book. I'll buy again.

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      5.0

      Good tire

      By pete

      from jay,ny

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Puncture Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Racing/Training

        Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

        Haven't had a flat with this tires in a long time.

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        • No

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        mounting headaches

        By Mountain guy

        from Asheville NC

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Serious Racing/Training
          • Sprinting

          Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

          These were some of the tightest fitting clinchers I have ever seen. You better plan on having plenty of extra tubes to sacrifice to pinch flats. The Germans should be shot for ever engineering anything this incredibly tight....I would have rated these a five if it weren't for this but this is a huge drawback on the road. I think there are better choices out there for less $$$.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tough tire

          By VerusX

          from Tucson

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Puncture Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

            Just finished ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, FL ... No flats. Last time in 2011 I had 14 flats. This tire is very thorn resistant. Life is about 3000 miles on rear and over 4500 miles on front. When the tire wears out it's the side wall not the tread, so keep an eye on the side walls.

            Not as light and fast as the Panaracer Pesala TourGuard but much tougher and flat resistant.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great tires.Great price. Great Discount.

            By Foot Hills Road Runner

            from Northern Colorado

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Grip
            • High Quality

            Cons

            • Nothing Negative

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Greal All Around Tires
            • Rain
            • Serious Racing/Training
            • Sprinting

            Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

            Ride in area where there seems to be constant construction and road shoulder debris, rocks, glass chips, broken metal and wood. These tires are the absolute best for rolling over just about anything and holding their integrity. Get them and buy an extra set to give to your best friend.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Dependable Tire

            By JHOP

            from Orlando, Florida

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Low Rolling Resistance
            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                These tires are great. I've put thousands of miles on them and only one flat. I ran over a nail that went straight into the tire. It would have been a flat with any tire on the market. I weigh 185lb. and I ride with a coulple of fast groups. I've rode race tires before and I can't tell any difference. So, If your doing hard core racing you may need a higher performance tire on race day. Otherwise, these are my one and only tire I want to ride, especially when I'm by myself and out in the middle of nowhere.

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                5.0

                Great tire

                By Chaz

                from Metro Detroit

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Road Biking

                  Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                  I got about 7000 miles on a set (without swapping the front and rear) and only had one flat. I use these for daily training and the 4000S for events. The Hardshell rides a bit stiffer than the 4000 and can be tough to install when new. I bought a new set this spring and got a flat already, but I have no less confidence. In fact, if I accidentally ride through glass or strewn gravel, I have more confidence I'll be ok. These will remain my go-to training tire until something I feel is better comes along.

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
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