Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire

Item # CO-GTRH

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Purchased These Items

Continental 700c Presta Valve Tube - 42mm $6.99
Take an Extra 25 Percent Off This Item, Discount Taken In Cart
Nashbar 48mm Long Valve Presta Tube 700x19/26 $4.79
Buy 4 Nashbar Brand Tubes - Save an Extra 10%. Discount Taken in Cart.
Take an Extra 25 Percent Off This Item, Discount Taken In Cart
Ride 2 Recovery - Donation $1.00
$52.00
MSRP: $64.99
SAVE 19%


Add to cart
Save to Wish List

? Place an order in the next Hours Minutes . Overweight charges may apply to some items.

Based on delivery to . Change location

Not the correct shipping zip code? Update your information below.

Enter a valid zip code

Please select options for this product

Shipping See options for delivery

Estimated Delivery for

Type Estimated Arrival Date
Standard
Ground
Two Day
Overnight

Change Shipping Destination

Enter a valid zip code

Please select options for this product

Sorry, this item is Out of Stock and cannot be purchased at this time.
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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (21)
  • Puncture resistant (16)
  • Excellent grip (7)
  • Low rolling resistance (7)
  • Good cornering (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (10)
  • Serious racing/training (7)
  • Sprinting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (14), Casual/ recreational (5), Commuter (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Reviewed by 22 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Great Tires

        By Rick

        from Utah

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        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:

          :-)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Bombproof tire

          By Gunk

          from Lees Summit MO

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

              (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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                  (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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    (2 of 2 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Essential for tandems

                    By Captain and Stoker

                    from Vancouver, BC

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Puncture Resistant

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting
                    • Tandem
                    • Training

                    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                    First off, these are not puncture proof. But I've never had a catastrophic failure while riding. The only puncture I had was a slow leak, which is acceptable on a tandem. It lasted over 4000 miles on the front of a tandem so it wears very well. A little heavy, but the weight is worth it for a tandem.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    So far so good...

                    By AZ CanMan

                    from Tucson

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                    • pricey

                    Best Uses

                    • Exercisetraining

                    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                    I bought these to replace an original set of tires on my road bike as I was getting flats just about every ride. The monsoons are in full swing here in Arizona have been washing up a lot of debris on the trails. I ride about 30 miles at a time 2 times a week for fun/exercise/training and changing a flat is not what I call fun. I like these tires and like most things now a days they're a little expensive but so far seem worth it.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tires

                    By Eastsider Detroit

                    from Detroit, Mi

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Excellent Grip
                    • Low Rolling Resistance

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Sprinting

                    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                    Wears very well and the grip is perfect

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »

                    Your recent selection has been added to the cart

                    Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire

                    Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire

                    Item No. »  CO-GTRH

                    $52.00
                    Continue Shopping View Cart and Checkout