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Continental
Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

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The Continental GatorSkin is a famously durable training, touring or commuting road tire featuring a combination of three flat protection technologies. 60 TPI per layer (3 plies for 180 TPI total) in the casing preserves ride feel while remaining tough. Bead-to-bead layer of DuraSkin woven fibers helps prevent cuts especially in the vulnerable sidewall. PolyX breaker directly under the tread on the Gatorskin adds puncture protection where most flats occur. Continental includes a special high carbon compound for longer tread life. Black tread with black/brown DuraSkin side wall.

Available Sizes:

  • 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO, 280g, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 25mm (25-622 ISO, 300g, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 28mm (28-622 ISO, 360g, 116 max. psi)
  • 700c x 32mm (32-622 ISO, 380g, 102 max. psi)

Note: Continental has added wear indicators to all Continental Gatorskin 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.

 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

 

RimSize: 622 mm

 

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total tpi

 

Made in: Germany 

700c x 23mm

Weight: 280 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 110 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 25mm

Weight: 300 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 28mm

Weight: 360 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 116 psi

700c X 32mm

Weight: 360 grams

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This is such a great value as I get 5k miles one a set of these tires!
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
southern Minnesota

I rarely get flats when I am riding on these tire and normally get five thousand miles.

Reviewed 4/29/2019
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So far indestructible
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Indiana
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Use these tires for road touring and have been through some rough roads as well forced to ride the shoulder and have not had any flat tires so far.

Reviewed 9/8/2018
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Best Road Tire Anywhere
by Cycling-Gent
Cycling Enthusiast
Buda Texas
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

After 10 years of cycling totaling over 48,000 miles the Gatorskin is the only tire I use. I live in rural Texas on many rough roads. My first year or two I had weekly flats with sometimes 2 in a day. I was running though tires and money.

After I moved to Gatorskins my flats are almost non-existent. I have run over broken bottles cutting the tire yet still make it home. I normally get about 3,500 miles on my tires. I may change out a tube for a nail, sticker or other puncture YET still use the tire.

Best Road Tire Anywhere! Wait I said that already.

Reviewed 2/8/2019
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Very impressed with Gatoskins. Have bought 12 over the last 5 years.
by Smohr3
Cycling Enthusiast
Medina, OH
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Good value, very durable-

Reviewed 3/25/2019
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Great. So far, no flats in goat head season
by Gappel
Cycling Enthusiast
Phoenix
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Ride about 75 or more miles per week in urban setting. Here in Arizona we have goat head issues. So far so good.

Reviewed 3/15/2019
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Gatorskins Always
by SallyB
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

The Continental Gatorskins are not only light but are extremely durable. I have been logging 1500 miles per road tire and could probably get more miles if I waited to have a flat before replacing them. Also, they seem to retain air more readily then other road tires I've tried. Gatorskins are now my tired of choice for ride comfort, and confidence.

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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Great Tires
by Anonymous
Little Rock, AR

I got my tires in quickly after ordering. They were easy to install and the ride is smooth. After a couple a hundred miless they still have the bead in the center so I expect them to last a really long time. I will be back for other equipment from you as I need it.

Reviewed 10/9/2018
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fast service
by Burlharper
Madison wis
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Very fast service.and always ready to answer your questions.

Reviewed 2/18/2019
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One tough tire
by MeaghanUT
Daily Commuter
Salt Lake City, UT
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These tires are great, durable, all weather tires that I use for commuting to work everyday. The wider surface area and thicker tires makes for a very comfortable ride. I've used them for over a month now and am very happy. Overall, I would say great purchase!

Reviewed 9/10/2018
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My Go To Tire
by Randy S
Cycling Enthusiast
92861
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I've been riding Continental Gatorskin 700C Road Tires for years and they're a great tire. I just keep buying them over and over again.

Reviewed 2/11/2019
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Continental Gatorskin very good ride quality for a training tire
by Mike
yuma az
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

These tires are great for winters in the southwest for winter trading with all the tire wires on the road and all the goatheads we have from the desert very few flats

Reviewed 1/21/2019
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great tires
by John G
Cycling Enthusiast
Dover NH
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

these are great tires for durability and longevity

Reviewed 12/28/2018
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Exelente

by Esrico
Antioch Ca
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires wet and dry conditions. Used them on my commute bike 16 miles around trip. 10,000 miles 2 flats. still track on the tires but the sidewalls start to break true
Reviewed 12/4/2018
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These tires cannot be beat, worth the weight and the cost.
by Bicycleman57
Cycling Enthusiast
Philadelphia PA
11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.

I've tried many different types of tires from the modest priced ones to the very costly ones and none have measured up to the Gatorskins. I've completed 10 Ride the Rockies, and the only year I had flats (note the plural)was when I did not ride on Gatorskins. They are a bit heavier, but for the vast majority of riders this small additional weight will make little to no difference over 80, 90, or 100 miles. These are my go to tires and I fear not the broken glass, metal fibers, thornes, sharp rocks and all the other debris that come with riding. I ride urban, suburban and rural roads and trails and these work well on all surfaces. My current set have well over 4,000 miles and are still going strong.

Reviewed 8/19/2014
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Amazing combination of performance and durability
by gcreason
Cycling Enthusiast
Boston, MA
21 of 21 customers found this review helpful.

Recently, I rode Continental Gatorskins (700 x 32 with folding bead) on a fully loaded touring bike from San Diego to Boston. About 300 miles of the trip were on crushed limestone bike paths, with a few miles of coarse gravel. The Gatorskins turned out to be an excellent choice. They performed superbly. I started out with a pair of new Gatorskins on the bike, and one new spare. Then I rotated the three tires so that each one had approximately equal wear. During the entire 3,500 mile trip, I had only one flat, which was due to a typical piece of wire from a disintegrated truck tire, picked up on an interstate, in a rain storm. At the end of the trip, all three tires were in good condition, with many miles left in them. The Gatorskins are reasonably light, with good puncture resistance and resistance to cuts. They provide a comfortable ride and good traction. In addition to this tour, I have used the Gatorskins for urban commuting, for years. These tires deliver amazing performance at a reasonable price.

Reviewed 7/17/2014
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Stop looking!
by Bdhasson
Evans, Georgia
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I had been recommended these tires by a riding buddy for some time now. I have always been partial to Michelin tires. Well not any more. These tires hold the road better and have a much more durable sidewall than any other tire I have ridden. I have already put over 600 miles on these and they are doing great. I won't be buying anything else. I will be sending a pair to my dad when he runs his current tires down.

Reviewed 8/11/2014
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truth in labeling police
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

The 700x32s actually were 700x30 mounted up. Otherwise, these are a durable, high mileage tire. I've had about 10 of various sizes. At 200 lbs, on mostly chip-seal I often see 3-4K miles on the rear.

Performance-wise you give up nothing detectable vs 700x212325 and gain some rough road capability.

Reviewed 8/11/2014
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Great tire for touring
by Pittsburgh#1
Cycling Enthusiast
pittsburgh
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

My wife will not use any tire other than the Continental Gatorskin. The tires easily last 3,000 miles and she has not had a flat tire in close to 10,000 miles with multiple Gatorskins. I have been riding the Continental 4000 with great success, but have had at least 5 flats with approximately the same mileage and rising conditions. I will probably switch to the Gatorskins for next years touring.

Reviewed 11/26/2018
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Best commuter tire.
by guambikes
Cycling Enthusiast
Guam, USA
21 of 22 customers found this review helpful.

I have ridden this on a touring bike I use for commuting and a pure road bike I also use for commuting in Washington state (all seasons) and in Guam (only get one season) for the last two years. At 120 miles a week I have never gotten a flat. At 200 pounds and growing, thanks Corona, I'm not exactly a light weight. On one of my first rides on this tire I hit a bottle that exploded cutting my leg with glass. This tire couldn't have cared less. Without these I wouldn't commute here in Guam with all the drivers forcing me off the road where I have run over all manner of things including pieces of brake rotor, wheel weights, broken glass, and even dead animals. Weight isn't my greatest concern. Getting to work on time is. Buy these tires if this is your goal.

Reviewed 6/5/2014
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Not perfect but the best available for durability/flat resistance without ridiculous amount of tread.
by Warrantone
Cycling Enthusiast
Salinas, CA
33 of 33 customers found this review helpful.

I buy all tires for the family so my experiences are more than what I alone acquired. One of my sons moved to an inner city area with lots of glass and started getting flats regularly. Gatorskins solved the problem. One flat in two years. Another son moved to an area with lots of sharp rocks and thorns. He was also plagued with flats. Again, Gatorskins solved the problem. They are impossible to mount with cheap tire irons but that is their only downside. Maybe foldables are easier - I've only used wire bead. At one point I looked around because I thought another efficient tire with similar ratings would be less expensive. Couldn't find anything better than the Continental Gatorskin. This is the longest lasting most flat resistant tire available unless you buy a heavy cumbersome touring tire with a lot of tread. Personally I ride over glass and rocks and only had one flat, even though the tread is squared off. They ride smooth and I've never had a problem on wet surfaces.

Reviewed 4/17/2014
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