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Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)
Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)
Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)

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Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)

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Tired Of Flats? Meet The Improved Gatorskin Hardshell

The Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire has long been a favorite of riders looking for the ultimate in reliability that preserves ride quality, and now Continental has added even more flat protection.

Puncture protection and mileage are the strengths of Hardshell-ProTection. A wider PolyX Breaker, the specialist against punctures under the tread center and shoulders provides for great reliability. A triple-ply carcass covers the entire tire and makes it a real bastion against urban detritus. The outer sidewalls of the tire are reinforced with DuraSkin fabric providing even more reliability due to the casing being so well protected. Hardshell tires are the puncture-resistant flagship amongst racing tires – produced exclusively in Germany

Features:

  • Densely woven polyamide mesh keeps glass, rocks, and metal shards at bay
  • Extra tread rubber for more mileage between tire changes
  • Full bead-to-bead Duraskin protection for no mysterious sidewall slashes
  • Hardshell protection (3-ply, each 60 TPI)
  • Reinforced with DuraSkin (polyamide mesh sidewalls)
  • PolyX Breaker protection
  • All-season compound
  • Folding bead 700c clincher
  • Available in 23 - 32mm width options
  • Weight: 268g (23mm)

  • B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

    The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

     

    Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

     

    Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

     

    RimSize: 622 mm

     

    Made in: Germany 

    700c x 23mm

    Weight: 250 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414024 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

    Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

    Width: 23 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

    Max Pressure: 120 PSI

    700c x 25mm

    Weight: 270 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414026 

    Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

    Width: 25 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

    Max Pressure: 120 PSI

    700c x 28mm

    Weight: 350 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414027 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

    Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

    Width: 28 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

    Max Pressure: 116 PSI

    700c x 32mm

    Weight: 375 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414033 

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

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    My go to winter tire
    by PDXlars
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Beaverton, Or

    The Continental Gator Hardshell has been my go to tire during the rainy season for several years. Rarely had a flat with them.

    Reviewed 6/24/2022
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    Sturdiest and most flat proof I've found.
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Little Rock, AR

    Love that you hardly ever get flats. Wears well. Glad it folds for when you need to take an extra tire. Can tend to be a little slick in rainy weather (run at a little lower psi for this).

    Hate how hard it is to remove and install if you do get a flat. I'm a small woman and I've had to resort to a tire bead jack for installation if I ever get a flat. But it doesn't happen often.

    Reviewed 7/21/2022
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    Excellent tire at a reasonable price.
    by sconway
    Cycling Enthusiast
    San Francisco, CA
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    When I first installed the tires on my Mavic rims, at about 60psi one popped out of the rim bead and the inner tube blew. I reseated the tire and haven't had a problem since. I really like these tires, because they fit the tight clearance my frame requires for the tread height.

    I have about 500 miles on the tires now with no flats and they provide wonderful control.

    Reviewed 6/6/2020
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    Smooth Ride
    by SNespo
    Cycling Enthusiast
    South Bend, Indiana
    7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

    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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    The best tough training tire
    by Doug
    Tucson AZ
    6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

    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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    Best Bike Tire Ever
    by 209DavidT
    Sacramento, CA
    12 of 12 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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    Great tires for South Texas heat.
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    South Texas

    Road bikes in south Texas lots of stickers and thorns in the area. Tires have seemed to work very well in this heat and thorns.

    Reviewed 6/27/2022
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    Favorite tire for years due to reliability, cornering and puncture protection.
    by Chuckee
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Kamas, Utah
    7 of 8 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 training tire around
    by Paul Brand
    Central Louisiana

    I used hardshell tires for the last five years. No complaints , very few flats, always got a season plus. Before replacing.

    Reviewed 6/24/2022
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    Best tires ever...
    by Type2Dcycler
    Cycling Enthusiast
    San Diego, CA
    5 of 7 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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    Still enjoying the ride!
    by PC Alex
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Stuart, Fl

    Purchased a set of these tires for my road bike and I'm really happy with them. I now have just over 650 miles with no interruptions to my rides due to flats which is a great relief compared to the Continental 5000 set I previously had which had me roadside with 3 flats in a 3 week period. They are slightly heavier but in my opinion, this outweighs the inconvenience of not riding due to punctures. Get some and enjoy the ride!

    Reviewed 3/4/2022
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    A good tire for not the best roads
    by loves2ride
    Cycling Enthusiast
    upstate NY

    The metal recycle trucks drive up and down my favorite routes. I used to have LOTS of flats. I was told that this tire would slow me down. Well, FLATS SLOW ME DOWN. Now, maybe get one or two flats a season. I can live with that.

    Reviewed 2/4/2022
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    Love these tires
    by BG
    San Diego

    Great tires. Long wearing, puncture resistant , okay handling and an overall good value.

    Reviewed 5/16/2022
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    I have used Hardshells for years without having any problems and very few flats.
    by Nick H
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Sacramento, CA
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    I use Hardshells on all of my wife's and my bikes, and our tandem, and have done so for years.

    Good mileage and very good flat protection.

    Reviewed 9/4/2020
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    Durable, smooth rolling road bike tire.
    by Cycle Tourist
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tucson, AZ
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    I've used Continental tires on my road bike for years. More recently, I've been using the Gator Hardshell folding tire, and I find that I get about 10,000 miles use from a pair of these tires. I rotate them once a year, & I ride them on a variety of terrain mountain roads, city & bike trails. I like the two 'dots' that allow me to gauge the remaining tread on the tire. I count on these tires on several tours a year, whether domestically in the U.S. or in Europe.

    Reviewed 7/3/2020
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    Great ride fora great price.
    by Clydesdale Rider
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Utah
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    The ride of these tires is really good. I have about 500 miles on them now with no flats. Wahoo!

    Reviewed 6/26/2020
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    Very durable tire for the money!
    by Brad
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Southwest Oklahoma
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    These are the most durable and puncture resistant road tires I've used thus far. Stout sidewalls that are not easily cut and excellent construction limit punctures tremendously.

    Reviewed 4/14/2022
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    No Flats in Years
    by KAT
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Greensboro, NC
    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    I'm not the best mechanic, I can change a flat - but don't like to. I ride 10K a year. I chose Gator Hardshell after wading through flats from other tire companies. I have worn out 3 sets of 'Hardshells without a single flat. Currently, I ride without a repair kit or tubes, that's how confident I am in these tires. The ratings say they aren't the fastest - but they are certainly the most reliable.

    Reviewed 5/21/2020
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    Every day rider!
    by Matk
    Ash Flat, AR
    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    I teamed this tire up with puncture resistant tube and have only had 3 flats in about 3 1/2 years. I get about 3500 miles out of each set of the Hardshell tires

    Reviewed 4/2/2020
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    Tires were awesome!
    by Roger
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Quad Cities USA

    Gatorskin Hardshell tires are awesome. I have not had a flat using them!

    Reviewed 3/24/2022
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