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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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Good against flats. Terrible in wet conditions
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Virginia
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I recently took a bad fall running these tires up front. I took a simple turn I take all the time. . Conditions were wet with some winter grime. Front wheel just disappeared. These are basically slicks. I would never ride them again in wet conditions

Reviewed 1/28/2018
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Good against flats. Terrible in wet conditions
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Virginia
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I recently took a bad fall running these tires up front. I took a simple turn I take all the time. . Conditions were wet with some winter grime. Front wheel just disappeared. These are basically slicks. I would never ride them again in wet conditions

Reviewed 1/28/2018
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Gatorskins Always
by SallyB
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida
2 of 2 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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Very reliable tire
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Arizona

I went to Gatorskin tires a couple of years ago, because I I'm in an area with lots of burrs and other pointy plants. In all of last year, I had just one flat (2000 miles). The peace of mind is worth the price for these tires. The only ding against them is that they're difficult to put on by hand, initially. Other than that, they suit my riding well.

Reviewed 1/10/2018
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Why would you ride anything else.
by Tootallcyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
New Britain, CT
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have been riding theses tires for over 6 years and will continue to do so. The fact is they do not flat. When all the people in my group scream GLASS I more or less don't flinch.

Have I ever flatted?....yes. Under inflated and a pothole pinch flat. I consider this my fault and not the tire.

If you like to ride a lot and long this is the tire for you

Reviewed 10/9/2017
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Great service and good price
by Dennis from Mn. & Tx.
Cycling Enthusiast
Mn. & Tx.

Continental Gaterskins are a very durable tire, I have bought others and nothing has compared, believe or not I get 3 to 4 thousand miles out of rear tire and and 13 to 15 thousand out of front tire and they are not bald when I change them!!

Reviewed 12/22/2017
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Great tires but can get flat
by Tom
Daily Commuter
Michigan

I had 6 flats this summer season before getting the gator skins, rough roads and bad luck I guess. After I got the gator skins I was road without problem until one day on a 14 mile ride. About half way through I heard a ching, ching, ching on my front tire. I stopped and here was a piece of wire maybe 9 inches long stuck in my front tire (not from inside the tire). I pulled it out and kept riding. It turned out to be a slow leak. I got home with some pumping up and changed the tube the next day. Before the gatorskins the flat would have been immediate. These are great tires, but not made of steel, they can puncture, but they are tough. I recommend them.

Reviewed 12/11/2017
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Perfect for Touring
by Peter
Cycling Enthusiast
Maine

Obviously different tires for different types of cycling. These are perfect for cycling on surfaces such as hard packed rails to trails or The Erie Canal bike path. And they fit fine on my carbon fiber road bike.

Reviewed 7/27/2017
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Gatorskin
by Bill
Goose Creek, SC

The best tires I have ever purchased. Great wet weather traction & a smooth ride over poor road conditions, Thanks for the best tires on my Bike, Bill

Reviewed 7/27/2017
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Only Tires for me!!!
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Niceville FL

I used to have several flats a month. I am into my second set of these tires and will use them going forward. They do weigh a little more but in a race and you have a flat!!! It is a no-brainer... i do not know when this last time I got a flat! The are the ONLY tires i will ever use!!!

Reviewed 7/28/2017
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Always get good mileage with this tire.
by Bent rider
Midwest Georgia

Look forward to the sale of Gatorskins since its my go to tire. Good looking dependable tire.

Reviewed 11/30/2017
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Great Winter Tires
by lwarren
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

Not the lightest but these tires are really durable. They're easy to get off and on the rims - extra important when it's wet and cold. I've had good luck with not getting flats (knock on wood).

Reviewed 11/21/2017
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Super long range tire
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
USA

If you want a high mileage tire that's almost impervious to flats, then you should consider this tire!

Reviewed 7/6/2017
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Not your normal Gatorskin
by Longrun4fun
KC
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have owned Gatorskins for a number of years and have always sworn by them for being puncture resistant. However the last one I bought has given me two flats within a month of mounting them. Im not sure if I just got a bad tire or if the manufacturing of these tires has gone down hill recently. Anyway, be aware!

Reviewed 11/16/2017
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westernbikeworks always the best price ,fast service and no tax
by stevenlevesseur
Cycling Enthusiast
kent, washington

tires are very good for any street or paved trail.

Reviewed 6/22/2017
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very long lasting and good handling at moderate speeds
by High Desert Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
high desert

I put these tires on a 1986 Nishiki Olympic that I restored. The rear lasted 6, 411 miles. This is the longest lasting tire I have ever used, and I have been cycling continuously since 1991. The outer rubber surface of the tire looked pretty beat up with many shallow cracks and a few very small holes that did not penetrate the fabric underneath.

I weigh 145 lbs (plus 5 to 10 lbs for my backpack) and bike mostly on rural roads covered with chip seal in the high desert. Most roads have lots of cracks, and a few have surfaces like a washboard. I bicycle 20 miles, sometimes more, every other day. About 1% of my riding is also on gravel. Furthermore the front tire is still on the bike and looks very good (no cracks or holes). It handles well with over 9,000 miles on it. Wow!

I also haven't had any flats yet with these tires. My secret? I put a tire liner and a thorn resistant tube in each 700 x 25 tire and pump it up to about 90 lbs. Sometimes thorns make it through tire liner, but they never completely penetrate the tube. I always use short presta valves, and so far I haven't had any ruptures in the tube around the air valve (this is a danger when using thorn resistant tubes with presta valves).

Yes, it is more difficult and time consuming to stuff all this inside a tire, and it makes for more cycling weight, but I am in my seventies and had a back injury many years ago, so I don't like fixing flats on the side of the road. Instead I go slower and enjoy myself.

Please be informed that this set up can't guarantee no flats. Maybe I've just been lucky.

Reviewed 11/15/2017
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I ride in the desert and used to get lots of flats these tires eliminated that!
by Chuckarita
Cycling Enthusiast
Palm Desert,ca.

I ride in the desert and used to get lots of flats these tires eliminated that!

Reviewed 11/16/2017
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virtually indestructible and impervious to all city and country roads throw at you! My last set saw 5k miles before failure and that was a wear hole!
by SFBiker
Daily Commuter
San Francisco, CA
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

see review headline! No other alternative for city streets

Reviewed 6/12/2017
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Best ever anti flat tire
by Bob
Cycling Enthusiast
Piedmont AL

I ride about 300 miles a week on the Chief LadigaSilver Comet trails, and these tires have never let me down. Our Alabama side of the trail is terrible with rises caused by tree roots and cause awful bumps, which the Gatorskins seem to eat up without a flat. I wish I could say that for the old body. I've tried Armadillo tires and the ware is way too fast for the price. I recommend Gatorskins to all I meet on the trail, and my friends.

Reviewed 11/9/2017
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Great tire for the unexpected
by Anonymous

I bought a Trek Domane as my everyday ride because I ride on some dirtgravel areas and roads that are fairly rough. In the first 10 rides on the Bontrager tires I had 4 flats, one at about 30MPH. So I shopped for a tire that claimed to be tough, and I think I found it. I have ridden these about 20 times now, over the same areas, and zero flats. Very happy with them.

Reviewed 6/1/2017
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