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 127 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Puncture resistant (89)
  • Durable (88)
  • Excellent grip (55)
  • Low rolling resistance (53)
  • Good cornering (47)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Commuting (62)
  • Serious racing/training (33)
  • Rain (20)
  • Climbing (16)
  • Sprinting (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (77), Casual/ recreational (23), Commuter (9), Competitive cyclist (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (96)

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5.0

Tough as nails

By Everett

from Boston Ma

About Me Competitive Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Cornering
  • Puncture Resistant

Cons

  • Harder Ride

Best Uses

  • Serious Racing/Training

Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

Tough and durable. Fairly easy install. A bit hard riding, but no flats!!!
Long wearing

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5.0

Wears Well

By Old Rider

from Bethesda, MD

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Puncture Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Serious Racing/Training

    Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

    Haven't road tested this particular tire yet, but I've had a similar Continental tire on my back wheel for over two years. Haven't had a puncture during that time, which is why I bought this one when the front tire wore out. Now what do I do with the spare tubes I bought on sale?

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    • No

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    5.0

    gator shoes on the 700 cc carbon feet

    By kazungu

    from Dallas, Tx

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Excellent Grip

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Serious Racing/Training

      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

      At first I was a little worried, the tire seemed too small for the wheel though I ordered the right size.I had a struggle to get the tire bead over the wheel but after watching a you tube video I was able to do it .Whiting no time I was enjoying my new tires and wheels

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      5.0

      Can't beat a tire that won't go flat.

      By Knuckles

      from Northease PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Excellent Grip
      • Extremely Rare Flats
      • Good Cornering
      • Puncture Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

          I've used these tires for years because I don't get stuck on the side of the road. I can go thousands of miles on these without getting flats. I don't buy any other tire.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great commuter tire - Hard to mount

          By jj

          from Madison, WI

          About Me Commuter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting
            • Rain

            Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

            I have used Gatorskins for 4 years of commuting. Over 16 thousand miles. They are great tires, very puncture resistant. I don't know why I bought the wire beads. They are very hard to mount.

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            5.0

            smooth loinng lasting tires

            By wackman

            from wi

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Low Rolling Resistance
            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                I am a regular biker and ride 2000 miles or so per year This is my second set of gator skins. I didn't need them yet since my first set is still going strong with about 1500 miles on them and not needing replacement any time soon. I bought another set because of the awesome deal at 25% off. My first set of gator skins are in such great shape I probably won't need these new tires until after next year.

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                5.0

                eliability

                By Mean Dean

                from Kennewick, WA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Commuting

                  Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                  These are the most durable and reliable tires I have used.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Gatorskin

                  By Alcan

                  from MT

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                      Looks like a tire that will last for years. Two cons... It's hard to find the rotation direction. Look clockwise from the Gatorskin, notice cross-hairs in a circle, 2-3 more inches clockwise there is an arrow raised and following the word Rotation. Good light, magnifying glass and readers! Fish-fin "arrows" will point in rolling direction. Also, inflation pressure not found on tire.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Tires!

                      By JoeG

                      from Kansas City

                      About Me Commuter

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Puncture Resistant

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Commuting

                      Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                      These are great tires that last me over 6k miles and they hold up well to punctures.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      New Bike, New Tires

                      By DeTurkey

                      from Western NE

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Continental Ultra Gatorskin Wire Bead Road Tire:

                            I placed these tires on my new Ultrega road bike. I ride some gravel and thought the OEM 23 mm tires to be too skinny for my 20 mi. daily route. Installation was no problem. I am running the rear tire at 85psi and front at 65 psi. Time will tell if they are as good as the Michelin Protek Max I had on my old bike (2500 mi without a flat).

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