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Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire

Continental
Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire

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The Right Tire For The Toughest Conditions

With its robust construction, the Continental Gatorskin has been number one for the urban cyclist who doesn't let rough roads slow them down. The brand-new Black Edition 700c Road Tire, combines the technology you know and trust from the Gatorskin and gives you an updated, sleek aesthetic.

With Conti's PolyX Breaker®, the brand brings their car expertise to the bicycle tire segment: Polyester has been used successfully for years in car tires and been tried and tested many times. The extremely resistant polyester fibre is woven tightly crosswise. In this way, a very high fabric density is reached which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects but is also especially resistant to punctures. The rolling resistance is also not negatively affected by the PolyX Breaker.

Roll with the punches

Tires with DuraSkin® sidewall protection have to be able to roll with the punches. They are used under the harshest conditions. On messenger bikes, the tires skid along curbs; on touring bikes, they cross continents without wearing out. In racing cycling, they have to endure tough tests such as the Paris-Roubaix. The high-quality polyamide fabric protects the tire casing against the worst conditions.

Features:

  • All black sidewalls
  • Poly-X Breaker puncture protection and DuraSkin sidewall protection deliver excellent resistance to thorns, glass shards and other road debris
  • 180 tpi casing is supple for great road feel
  • Foldable bead helps keep weight low

    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%.

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    Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

     

    Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

     

    Threads Per Inch: 60 

    700 x 23mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 225 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017280000 

    Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

    700 x 25mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 240 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017290000 

    Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

    700 x 28mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 280 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017300000 

    Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

    700 x 32mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 350 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017310000 

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

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    Excellent protection from flats
    by MrNaturalMaui
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Kihei, HI
    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    Gatorskins provide excellent protection against a large percentage of flat-causing debris on the road. No tire is perfect, but these really offer everything you could hope for. They may be slightly heavier than optimum, but really aren't that many grams heavier than GP4000s, which are a terrible tire, wear-wise.

    I usually get about 2500-2800 mi on rear Gatorskin, and over 6000mi on front tire.

    I'm 180# and majority of roads I ride are pretty smooth pavement.

    Reviewed 1/18/2021
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    Maybe good but nearly impossible to mount
    by Rob
    arkansas
    0 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

    I had Gatorskins as my last tire and got 6000 plus miles I replaced the rear with one of these and it was so tight to get over the rim I went through 5 inner tubes over the last 3 weeks. My son had to pick me up 3 times. Something is wrong with the sizing on these.

    Reviewed 2/27/2021
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    Very reliable
    by Hitch76
    Salem, OR

    I have run these tires for many years, and have no complaints. Riding in the NW United States all year around, an no problem with flats! I keep them inflated solid before every ride, and I run them until no life is left. I have run the 25's and 32's.

    Reviewed 3/13/2021
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    Maybe good but nearly impossible to mount
    by Rob
    arkansas
    0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    I had Gatorskins as my last tire and got 6000 plus miles I replaced the rear with one of these and it was so tight to get over the rim I went through 5 inner tubes over the last 3 weeks. My son had to pick me up 3 times. Something is wrong with the sizing on these.

    Reviewed 2/28/2021
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    Maybe good but nearly impossible to mount
    by Rob
    arkansas
    0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    I had Gatorskins as my last tire and got 6000 plus miles I replaced the rear with one of these and it was so tight to get over the rim I went through 5 inner tubes over the last 3 weeks. My son had to pick me up 3 times. Something is wrong with the sizing on these.

    Reviewed 2/26/2021
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    Tight when they're new but they loosen up quickly.
    by Jeff
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, Oregon
    5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

    When I initially mounted the Black Edition Gators on some DT SWISS R460 rims, it was a little tough and required pretty good torque on my levers. After about a month of riding on them, I noticed the directional arrow on the side of the tire was wrong. So here was a good opportunity to correct it and see if the tires had stretched out a bit. Too my surprise, they had definitely loosened up. Now they are not only very easy to get off the rim with my wimpy levers, but I can get them back on with bare hands ! ( Just start putting the 2nd bead of the tire on the rim at 180' opposite of the valve stem and finish at the valve stem).

    I have them on my rain bike and they handle very well on Portland's leaf-slop streets.

    Reviewed 11/19/2020
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    Good product, better sidewalls that non-black orig
    by Anonymous
    Daily Commuter
    San Jose
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    I've run original gatorskins for years as I do a combination of 40m commutes and long weekend rides. Biggest complaint with originals was sidewalls unraveling before tread wore out. Black edition seems to address that issue, at least has no visible mesh on sidewalls like original.

    Beyond that, with about 1K miles, wear is great and ride is about the same (overall good). Seems the tread is less sticky, but just my visual impression - no issues with loss of traction.

    Reviewed 10/27/2020
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    So far no flats
    by gwwilliams22
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Annandale VA

    I have put about 1300 miles on them with no flats. I just use them for general riding. I do like the looks of the black edition.

    Reviewed 10/29/2020
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    Outstanding!!!
    by Grizzly1
    Cycling Enthusiast
    So. Cal
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    40+ years of riding, training & racing, a certified master mechanic since 1978 . I can tell you this much, Try to do better. Performance+ Price+ Durability+ Hand Made in Germany= Value beyond comparison.

    Reviewed 1/21/2021
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    Fantastic ties
    by Larrylupe15
    Layton Utah

    I love these tires. They are tough as nails and give me the traction I need in dry and wet conditions. I would recommend them to anybody who wants a tire with great traction and great puncture resistance

    Reviewed 1/22/2021
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    My go to winter tire
    by Kielbasa
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Boulder, CO
    16 of 16 customers found this review helpful.

    These are my go to winter tires for riding in Colorado. The local county here puts gravelsand down over the winters that will shred most other tires. But the Gatorskins stand up and I can normally get 2 winters out of a set, or about 2,500 miles. This year I've kept them on for the summer and have been taking them on gravel roads and dirt, without any puncture issues. I hope they keep making the black limited edition because they look so much better than the standard gator skins. I'm also 6'4 and 195 lbs so I'm on the heavier end of things.

    Reviewed 7/10/2020
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    Virtually Flat Free - watch your mileage though...
    by Leslie K
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Los Angeles
    3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

    I do a lot of solo riding long distance, and the most debilitating thing about any ride is a mechanical or a puncture. The Gatorskin Blacks are trusted and tested to deliver me to the end goal every time. I've been riding about 1600k a month lately, so I do keep an eye on the road mileage. When the front tire gets a flat, that's when I know it's time to change them out before I do another century. I buy them in advance, so I always have a back up pair or two on hand. Note: Yes - they are heavier than racing tires, but the time I lose in climbing speed, I make up for, by not having to stop for a puncture. So if you change terrain over the course of one ride: glass, gravel, poor road quality, sand, pine needles, city garbage, etc... and you hate to change out a flat (ladies?) This tire is for you. The regular yellow sidewall Gators are also as durable, but the blacks are prettier. ;)

    Reviewed 8/14/2020
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    Gator Skins
    by Geoff
    Saline, Michigan

    I have always used Gator Skins. I ride a Trek Domane. My color is yellow with black trim. The black gator skins go great with my bike and black rims. Gator skins hold up great riding on Michigan roads.

    Reviewed 1/11/2021
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    Only the best
    by Anonymous
    St. Clair Shores

    Love continental. Best tires out there.

    Reviewed 2/22/2021
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    Lets you keep riding
    by Old and in the way
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tennessee
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Nothing will mess up your group ride like a rider with a flat and the down time while the tube is replaced. I replace these tires out about every two years of riding (about 6,000 miles). I very rarely flat with these tires. I admit that I am a bit anal when I clean my bike and I do look for and remove glass, metal and rocks from the little cuts it get in the normal course of riding.

    Reviewed 12/23/2020
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    color blind
    by wah
    Cycling Enthusiast
    up in the mountains
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    just like the "regular" gator skin, best daily tire for riding. just buy them, either/or, been on gator skins since late '80's, incredible pieces of work.....i ride 5-7 days a week 12 months a year, with or without a bike tour. best tire, that is NOT A TOURING TIRE!!! i guess if you carry no gear, and just ride it'll do well for you ... best touring tire is schwalbe...

    Reviewed 12/24/2020
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    Go-To Tire
    by Jon S
    rhode island, usa

    The continental gator skin tire is my go-to tire for most of the year. Being able to ride in the messier months is a must for me and these tires hold up to some of the worst weather and roads covered in anything from sand to salt.

    Reviewed 12/19/2020
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    Very Nice Tires!
    by J scott
    ne portland oregon

    It has gotten increasingly difficult to purchase the necessities for bicycling on the fly in the moment.

    That's where bikeworks came in. A few simple clicks later, I was able to collect my purchases in a safe manner. Not only were these tires in a deep discount, they were also ready for me in short time.

    Thank you bikeworks. I'll be seeing you again soon!

    Reviewed 12/3/2020
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    Fantastic ties
    by Larrylupe15
    Layton Utah

    I love these tires. They are tough as nails and give me the traction I need in dry and wet conditions. I would recommend them to anybody who wants a tire with great traction and great puncture resistance

    Reviewed 11/26/2020
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    Excellent product - best tires
    by Anonymous

    This product allows for great traction and ability to go over debris on the trail without getting a flat as with other tires. I highly recommend these tires to daily bikers especially during fall months/weather.

    Reviewed 11/12/2020
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