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
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (24)
  • Puncture resistant (19)
  • Excellent grip (10)
  • Low rolling resistance (10)
  • Good cornering (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (12)
  • Serious racing/training (9)
  • Climbing (3)
  • Sprinting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (16), Casual/ recreational (6), Commuter (3)
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5.0

So far very happy.

By Pokester

from St. Louis

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Rain
    • Training
    • Winter Racing

    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

    These were a tremendous upgrade over the stock tires. Handle better, are faster, even went up in size 28 to 32 so cushier on my bottom too! So far I could not be happier! Hope they wear as long as the reviews I read making my purchase decision say.

    No issue to install barely used a lever on one and palmed the other one on no problem.

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    5.0

    Hardshell

    By Tomas

    from Henderson nv

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Serious Racing/Training

      Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

      Put it on my rear wheel, love it. Looks good, rides good

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      No flats

      By nick danger

      from Central Massacusetts.

      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
        • Serious Racing/Training

        Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

        Hard training rides in hilly rough roads. Have not flatted using this tire in over 8000 miles. I have a new pair on the bike and there is enough left in my 1st one to use as a backup.

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        5.0

        Smooth, fast and tough.

        By Fat boy going downhill.

        from Central Texas

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Excellent Grip
        • Good Cornering
        • Puncture Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Serious Racing/Training

          Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

          This is the first Hardshell I have ridden, but I have been on Gatorskins for several seasons. I put it on the rear, as I was concerned with it's cornering ability due to the addition of puncture protection on the sidewalls, but those concerns were unfounded. I have taken it to it's limits (and a bit beyond!), and it has behaved very consistently with the original Gatorskin. When my front tire needs replacement, I will likely put at Hardshell on it as well.

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          4.0

          2nd set

          By DeTurkey

          from Western NE

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Puncture Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

              I just put my 2nd set on my road bike. After one year and 7000 miles, the tread was beginning to show on the rear so I replaced both. No flats on the first set. I run 90 psi on the rear and 70 psi on the front. The tires are 700x28 which is a big as i can fit.

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              5.0

              Great Tires

              By Rick

              from Utah

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Serious Racing/Training

                Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                :-)

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Bombproof tire

                By Gunk

                from Lees Summit MO

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Cornering
                • Puncture Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                    This tire is almost bombproof. No, they are not the lightest tire out there but when you weigh 225 pounds like I do weight is not the issue. Nothing is worse than being in the middle of a ride and having a flat tire. These tires all but eliminate that possibility. I have been using them for two years and have not had a flat. The roads I ride on are not the smoothest and they have held up to everything I have put them through. Rotate front to back every season and they should last you a long time. Well worth the money, especially when on sale.

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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good tire

                    By Heavenlykeys

                    from New Englanf

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Puncture Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                        Good all around tire

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Confidence

                        By Marlde

                        from Seattle, WA

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Good Cornering
                        • Puncture Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Recreational Road Biking

                          Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                          As a young rider of 64 who rarely gets passed on the road, I need confidence that my tire will support those higher speed downhill challenges without mishap. A flat could be painfull. Past experience with the Gator has so far been flawless. Traction, roll resistance and comfort are all good. My next tire purchase will again be the Hardshell.

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Handmade in Germany

                          By Steve

                          from Birmingham AL

                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Price

                          Best Uses

                          • Commuting
                          • Serious Racing/Training

                          Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                          Bought these in 25mm to replace some cheap 23s. The Kevlar bead makes them easy to take on/off. Rode in Bike MS this weekend (90 miles) along roads with trash and glass on the shoulders. No problems at all and seem to roll very easily.

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