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

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Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire
 
4.5

(based on 158 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (114)
  • Puncture resistant (111)
  • Excellent grip (79)
  • Low rolling resistance (73)
  • Good cornering (68)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (80)
  • Serious racing/training (43)
  • Rain (27)
  • Climbing (24)
  • Sprinting (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (91), Casual/ recreational (33), Commuter (13), Competitive cyclist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (125)

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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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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.

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      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

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        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

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          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.

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            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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              1.0

              Too hard to install. Would not buy these tires again.

              By Jda

              from Schenectady, NY

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Installation

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  These tires are very rigid and stiff and could not get them on rims. If I got a flat out on the road, I would be in trouble. Gave them away.

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                  5.0

                  Gatorskins for all!

                  By Flymark

                  from Memphis, TN

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable And Handles Great

                  Cons

                  • Confusing Names

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around Road Cycling

                  Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  Use them on three bikes. One is a long distance road (6 days at 70 miles per day) and around town steel and aluminum versions. Have tried other brands and had a tough time mounting them and cornering suffered.

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                  4.0

                  Continental ultra gator skins

                  By Bill

                  from Queens, NY

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent Grip
                  • Good Cornering
                  • Low Rolling Resistance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                      I've used these tires (700x25) on my road bike, I go through two pairs every season. They perform well I've sliced them open a couple of times riding in NYC streets but what would you expect there is no billet proof tire.

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                      5.0

                      Old reliable

                      By Cycling Dad

                      from Horseheads new york

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Excellent Grip
                      • Puncture Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Road Surfaces
                        • Climbing
                        • Commuting
                        • Rain

                        Comments about Continental Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                        On my second set of these tires. I road them last year right down to the bear tread,under casing was showing. Approx 3,500'miles of varying road surfaces of the finger lakes region of upstate New York.
                        NEVER had a flat! Yes they may be a few grams heavier and I could get maybe a tire with a bit lower rolling resistance, but these tires are TOUGH, period!

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