Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire

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Continental Ultra 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 Ultra Gatorskin road tire. Engineered for a superb level of toughness, the Ultra 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 Ultra 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 Road clincher
  • Rating 4.5

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Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire
 
4.4

(based on 116 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Puncture resistant (81)
  • Durable (79)
  • Excellent grip (50)
  • Low rolling resistance (49)
  • Good cornering (42)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (58)
  • Serious racing/training (29)
  • Rain (19)
  • Climbing (16)
  • Sprinting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (74), Casual/ recreational (18), Commuter (7), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
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4.0

I would by this again

By Dennis

from Coon Rapids,Mn. & Weslaco, Tx.

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

      It is the best durable tire I have ever bought, but not perfect, can't believe their isn't a more durable tire some where

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      4.0

      I would buy this again

      By Fred

      from PNW

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Low Rolling Resistance
      • Puncture Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

        I bought Marathon Plus 28s. They were bomb proof, but weigh a ton, and I was noticably slower. I replaced them with Gatorskins 28s. I still get a smother ride, but they are much lighter - less than half the weight. I am saving the M+ tires for touring, and use these for daily rides. Going to 28s was a good thing.

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        5.0

        Awesome!

        By edwin_o

        from San Juan, PR

        About Me Avid Cyclist

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Cornering
        • Puncture Resistant

        Cons

        • A Bit On The Heavy Side
        • Hard to mount

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Commuting
        • Rain
        • Serious Racing/Training
        • Sprinting

        Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

        This is my first time using this tires, and so far they seem great.

        In the month that I've had them, I've done close to 500 miles with them, with no problems whatsoever.

        Currently, I am using latex tubes. I've noticed a significant improvement on ride quality over my old tires and have not experienced any punctures.

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        5.0

        Phenomenal tires!!!

        By Mark the cyclist

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Rain

          Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

          I bought these tires in April for a cross country cycling trip i went on this summer. Between training rides and the summer trip, i put over 5,000 miles on these tires, and only had one flat! I'm actually back to buy another set cause mine are just about shot, and i'm doing another trip this coming summer. These tires are amazing!

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          5.0

          Great tires

          By R&N

          from Solomons, MD

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Puncture Resistant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting

            Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

            We have them on our tandem. No flats yet in a flat prone riding route.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            cross bike tires

            By Marc

            from Waverly Ohio

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Excellent Grip
            • Good Cornering
            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                I rode a racing bike for years, but am getting older now, so I went for a crossbike. The 700/32 Kendas that came on the bike were awful, not even round. I switched to 700/28 Gatorskins and am very pleased. It has a much better ride and are easy to mount.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great desert road tires

                By Bob

                from Arizona

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Excellent Grip
                • Good Cornering
                • Puncture Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Climbing
                  • Commuting
                  • Rain

                  Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  Everything in the desert has a sharp point. I've gone 2000 miles without a flat.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great tires!

                  By TripleD

                  from Pittsburgh PA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Puncture Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting

                    Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                    I bought these to replace the Gatorskins on my road bike. The old ones had about 3000 miles on them, flatting just one time. I consider this excellent durability as I regularly pedal some very rough roads.

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                    4.0

                    Gatorskin 27 inch road tire

                    By Tony

                    from San Deigo, CA

                    About Me Commuter

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Cornering
                    • Low Rolling Resistance
                    • No more flats
                    • Puncture Resistant

                    Cons

                    • Delamiates After 2 Years

                    Best Uses

                    • Commuting

                    Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                    over all its a great tire, I got 2800 miles on
                    it. After 2 years the side walls started coming
                    apart, I go down some steep hills, so I replaced
                    both tires, with the same tires. Using regular
                    tires I was getting a flat about every 2 weeks.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Best tire but not perfect

                    By Dennis

                    from Coon Rapids, Mn.

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Long Life
                    • Puncture Resistant

                    Cons

                    • Nothing Is Great

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                      I bike 16 to 18k miles per year so I don't want to spend a fortune on tires I get up to 5k on rear and sometimes 12k on the front.No tire will keep out glass and metal, kevlar or not, these tires are tough, to withstand the roads in deep south Texas they have to, probably the worst roads in the U.S.Roads are if ever swept. I don't have a problem with changing although putting back on can be tough,just let out all the air.I would recommend these to anyone, the only problem is price, it keeps going up like everything.

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