Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire

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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

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Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Puncture resistant (8)
  • Low rolling resistance (4)
  • Excellent grip (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Commuting (7)
  • Serious racing/training (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (6), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

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5.0

Great Tire. Highly recommended!

By sjcityride

from South Jordan, UT

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Low Rolling Resistance
  • Puncture Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

    Great tire. I ride primarily on city and mountain roads. My flats dropped dramatically on these tires. I am a tall rider and they last for about 1000 miles on the back tire and more on the front.

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    5.0

    Tough, light tires!

    By Just Jim

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Serious Racing/Training

      Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

      Albuquerque is very rough on bike tires: lots of goatheads and other thorns, along with human-left debris on streets and paved trails. It's been typical for me to get a flat about every third time I ride across town. So far these tires, along with puncture-resistant tubes, are holding up perfectly.

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      5.0

      I have been using these for years

      By WhitG

      from Essex, CT

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Puncture Resistant

      Cons

      • Difficult to mount

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

      I bought these 700x25 Hardshells to replace factory 700x23s that came with my new bike. The slightly fatter tire is a LOT more comfortable IMHO. I have used hardshells for years and they just don't get flats - great tires! However, previous versions had a wire cord, where these came folded in a compact package - so I guess they are no longer using wire. Hopefully, this will not affect their durability.

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      4.0

      Good durability, more supple than Armadillos

      By Rick

      from Rochester NY

      About Me Commuter

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • Cost

      Best Uses

      • Commuting

      Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

      Wanted something more supple than Specialized Armadillos (= NEVER flats). Gator Hardshells give the same durability (2500 miles on rear, commuting) with one or two flats over the life of the tire. On my third set now. More expensive than auto tires in terms of $/mile, but much better for controlling the beer gut.

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      5.0

      Durable as they come

      By single speeder

      from san diego, ca

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Puncture Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting

        Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

        I've picked glass shards deeply embedded into this tire out without any punctures through to the tube. A+ in my book. I'll buy again.

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        5.0

        Good tire

        By pete

        from jay,ny

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Puncture Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Serious Racing/Training

          Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

          Haven't had a flat with this tires in a long time.

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          (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          mounting headaches

          By Mountain guy

          from Asheville NC

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Climbing
            • Serious Racing/Training
            • Sprinting

            Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

            These were some of the tightest fitting clinchers I have ever seen. You better plan on having plenty of extra tubes to sacrifice to pinch flats. The Germans should be shot for ever engineering anything this incredibly tight....I would have rated these a five if it weren't for this but this is a huge drawback on the road. I think there are better choices out there for less $$$.

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            5.0

            Tough tire

            By VerusX

            from Tucson

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Puncture Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting

              Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

              Just finished ride from San Diego to St. Augustine, FL ... No flats. Last time in 2011 I had 14 flats. This tire is very thorn resistant. Life is about 3000 miles on rear and over 4500 miles on front. When the tire wears out it's the side wall not the tread, so keep an eye on the side walls.

              Not as light and fast as the Panaracer Pesala TourGuard but much tougher and flat resistant.

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              5.0

              Great tires.Great price. Great Discount.

              By Foot Hills Road Runner

              from Northern Colorado

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Excellent Grip
              • High Quality

              Cons

              • Nothing Negative

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Greal All Around Tires
              • Rain
              • Serious Racing/Training
              • Sprinting

              Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

              Ride in area where there seems to be constant construction and road shoulder debris, rocks, glass chips, broken metal and wood. These tires are the absolute best for rolling over just about anything and holding their integrity. Get them and buy an extra set to give to your best friend.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Dependable Tire

              By JHOP

              from Orlando, Florida

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Low Rolling Resistance
              • Puncture Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire:

                  These tires are great. I've put thousands of miles on them and only one flat. I ran over a nail that went straight into the tire. It would have been a flat with any tire on the market. I weigh 185lb. and I ride with a coulple of fast groups. I've rode race tires before and I can't tell any difference. So, If your doing hard core racing you may need a higher performance tire on race day. Otherwise, these are my one and only tire I want to ride, especially when I'm by myself and out in the middle of nowhere.

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