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

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire
 
4.5

(based on 162 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (117)
  • Puncture resistant (115)
  • Excellent grip (81)
  • Low rolling resistance (76)
  • Good cornering (69)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (84)
  • Serious racing/training (44)
  • Rain (28)
  • Climbing (24)
  • Sprinting (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (93), Casual/ recreational (34), Commuter (14), Competitive cyclist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (128)

Reviewed by 162 customers

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5.0

Good Tire so far

By Dennis

from Clearwater, Fl

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Low Rolling Resistance
  • Puncture Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

    Bought this tire based on reviews and description of product. Installed on my wife's bike. She likes the feel of them so far. Bought because we frequently encounter glass where we ride and had gotten flats. So far no flats. Read a review that indicated these were hard to install. Did not think they were any harder than other tires. Was able to install without using any tire levers, just my thumbs. Seems I always pinch the tube when I install a tire with levers :-(

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Best tire for 27" rims.

    By Eric

    from Yorba Linda,CA

    About Me Commuter

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Grip
    • Good Cornering
    • Puncture Resistant

    Cons

    • High Cost

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Rain

    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

    These are the best tires for commuting. I have always ridden on Continental tires, the first set of Gatorskins I bought lasted around 4500 commuting miles before I replaced them. Then I couldn't find them and bought other continental tires which weren't as good, and only lasted half as long. So here I am back with the Gatorskins and couldn't be happier.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    smooth ride and no flats

    By Sammy Armstrong

    from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Grip
    • Low Rolling Resistance
    • Nice Appearence
    • Puncture Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Serious Racing/Training

      Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

      I have used these tires for about 300 miles and NO FLAT at all...These Gatorskins are really a "must have" for any road conditions. They also looks great and have a good traction in dry and wet conditions.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              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

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  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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                    • No

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