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Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)

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Continental's revered Gatorskin gets even tougher.

The Gator Hardshell builds on its predecessor's reputation as a durable yet supple training tire with the same snappy handling and even better flat resistance.

The updated design features three levels of flat protection: a Duraskin top layer extends bead to bead to keep sharp objects out, while a Hardshell under layer for extends protection without impeding handling. The final layer is composed of Conti's advanced PolyX material featuring densely woven Polyester threads to further repel glass and thorns. Now you can train enjoyably without the worry.

Folding bead. 700c sizes (622 ISO).

Note: Continental has recently added wear indicators to all Gator Hardshell tires. These small divots in the tread surface are intentional and are not a sign of a factory defect. Once the rubber wears to the point where the divots are no longer discernible, you'll know it's time to replace.

 

Made in: Germany 

700c x 23mm

Weight: 250 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

700c x 25mm

Weight: 270 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

700c x 28mm

Weight: 350 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Max Pressure: 116 PSI

700c x 32mm

Weight: 355 grams

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Great tires if you are looking for flat prevention.
by Kevin
Cycling Enthusiast
Michigan and Florida

I hate flats! I found the Hardshell after trying many brands that claimed to be flat resistant but let me down. The are extremely flat resistant and they are all I use for training (they are a bit heavy for racing though). I rated them as a steal (5 stars) as you have to consider all the tubes and CO2 canisters you use fixing flats. I have even run a couple of my bikes with liners and that pretty much makes these tires indestructible. Friendly warning though, they are really tough to put on when new but well worth it.

Reviewed 11/5/2018
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Have used Gatorskin Hardshells for a couple years.... Last set zero flats with over 4000 miles on the rear and more on the front.
by Colnitz
Daily Commuter
St Petersbug Florida

I use these tires for everyday commutes and hard training

Reviewed 9/19/2018
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The best tough training tire
by Doug
Tucson AZ

I live in Tucson and ride nearlt everyday. There are myriad road obstacles, debris and sharp pointy things to puncture my ride, and thats why Ive gone back to gatorskin hardshell. I rode other continental products here and while they are as road gripping on downhills and across sand and gravel, they punctured far more than the gatorskins. Ive been riding the hardshell 25's now for a year or so and see the difference in tracking and softness on the road. Weight issues dont effect me as Im not racing and the small difference doesnt seem to effect climbing mt. Lemmon or flying down the mountain on the way hime. Not too clear on the difference between hardshell and standard gatorskin but seems like the hardshell has more sidewall protection which seems to help stop rock punctures when riding on gravel ( which I do everyday to get from my house to the main road). In any case, I recommend these tires to all my friends and so far, Ive heard nothing but positive comments..

Reviewed 9/5/2018
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Smooth Ride
by SNespo
Cycling Enthusiast
South Bend, Indiana

I replace my tires about once a year and have found out that the Continental Gator Hardshell works out very well for me. I got a quick delivery and the tire is very easy to put on and my bike. Thank you for your service.

Steve

Reviewed 9/7/2018
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Excellent No Flats
by JV
Florida
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

My 4 th set. No the lightest or most confortable but Great tires.. But above all worry free from flats. Use it daily rought road , no problem. Never had a flat and ride daily over 40 miles. Would no use it for racing or if looking for a light tire. But if you want a quality dependable tire no better choice.

Reviewed 9/22/2018
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Great tire
by Anonymous

My bike came with a less bulletproof Continental tire. After the third tube puncture in five days of riding I knew I needed a tougher tire. The Gator Hardshell is it. I switched a month ago and have approximately 250 miles on the tires with no flats. Ive gone over glass pieces and many pebbles that would have probably flattened the old tires. I notice no ride quality difference.

Reviewed 10/25/2018
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Keeps Rolling
by Kevin
North Carolina

I ride 15 hours per week, on average. These tires lasted 1 year with no stopping to fix a flat!

Reviewed 10/16/2018
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Best Bike Tire Ever
by 209DavidT
Sacramento, CA
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

The Continental Gatorskin Hardshell tire happens to be the most versatile tire ever. I use them on my road bike, commuter bike and fixed gear bike.

The tire compound rides aliitle harder than most but durability and cornering cancel the harder ride. I ride at 225 lbs and have lowered tire pressure FR to 95 psi and tires perform flawlessly! They hug the road even in wet conditions. Highly recommend for all road riding bikes.

Reviewed 10/23/2017
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They're great
by Anonymous

This was my second purchase of these tires after looking for a tire that was flat resistant, long lived, and rolled fast. It's been a great all around tire!

Reviewed 10/12/2018
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Favorite tire for years due to reliability, cornering and puncture protection.
by Chuckee
Cycling Enthusiast
Kamas, Utah
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I have used the tire for several years for both training and racing, averaging about 3500 miles per year. I don't remember the last time I had a pinch flat and have found it to be extremely puncture resistant - fulfilling the promise of increased flat protection. The tires have excellent sidewall strength and reliability, never having any issues with cracks or ruptures due to potholes, cattle guards or hitting any other obstructions. The wear indicators (two small holes on the tire tread) are reliable in indicators in determining when to change out the tire. I normally change the tires after 2000 miles regardless to be safe. Only downsides are the price and weight. I try to buy when the tires are on sale to save a few bucks since they are pretty expensive. The added weight due to the flat protection is a concern, but not overly so. I am somewhat of a weight weenie, so the concern is a psychological one, I'm sure.

Reviewed 8/1/2017
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Best tires ever...
by Type2Dcycler
Cycling Enthusiast
San Diego, CA
2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I bought these Gator hard shells for a charity ride in April-May. We rode from Key West, FL. to Jacksonville, FL, over 500 miles and I had zero flats!

Everyone else on my ride had to deal with flats but they didn't have Gators...soo, get you some!!!

Reviewed 4/25/2017
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durable tire
by Steve
Cycling Enthusiast
san diego

when my tires become slick I replace them with new ones!!!

Reviewed 9/24/2018
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700c x 28mm at 100psi
by KC
Cycling Enthusiast
Lowell, Mass

They take the road divots well...Great now for Fall road biking!!

Reviewed 9/27/2018
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Tough & Reliable - Commuter's Delight
by CDLvelo
Daily Commuter
Surrey, BC
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Solved my problem with my flats on commutes! After 2 flats in 8 years using Gatorskins (even ran on rear tire through to the cords), I had forgotten how important it was to have a tough tire for commuting! I got a new bike last year, flatted twice on the Schwalbe tires that came with the bike, so I changed to Conti GP -Season (great handling tire) but flatted 5 times in 8 weeks!! (lots of tough paths, sidewalks, etc.) - so I wanted Gatorskins, but decided to go to the new, even tougher Gator Hardshell tires - 12 weeks later no flats, no worries - perfect for my commute! A little difficult to install compared to other Conti tires, but well worth the effort. Highly recommended for commuting, tandem, and any application where durability is paramount.

Reviewed 2/2/2018
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Have used Gatorskin Hardshells for a couple years.... Last set zero flats with over 4000 miles on the rear and more on the front.
by Colnitz
Daily Commuter
St Petersbug Florida

I use these tires for everyday commutes and hard training

Reviewed 9/19/2018
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Rolls great!
by tim1457
Aiken, SC

Wanted some peace of mind from road hazards while training on our not so perfect highways. Tires roll great and ride well. Very satisfied with purchase.

Reviewed 7/9/2018
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Don't fit on rims
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
3 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I tried this tire on two different rims. It will not go on without brute force. I destroyed two tubes trying. Would not be able to do a roadside change.

Reviewed 6/24/2018
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Awesome tire
by Pmello
Southern California
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I've been researching all makes and models of tires for the past several months and finally decided to go with the Gator Hardshell. I've had them for several weeks now and they have surpassed my expectations. They ride much better than the stock rubber that came with my Specialized and offer fantastic grip. I highly recommend them.

Reviewed 7/2/2018
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Tough, Stable, and Durable
by SunCityTXBiker
Central Texas
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Using other brands and non-hard shell I've experienced flats several times a year. Since using these hard shells, I have experienced no flats. Riding on rough country roads with cactus needles, glass, sharp small stones, pot holes, and bad expansion joints have never caused a flat. I can easily get over 4,000 miles on the rear tire.

Because of the heat and rough roads, I do change both tires yearly can never be too careful

Reviewed 7/5/2018
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Best tires, best price!
by 240rwilk
Cycling Enthusiast
Avila Beach Ca.
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Road biking. Have used this brand for years. Never had a problem.

Reviewed 6/28/2018
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