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  • 700c x 23mm Folding Black-Duraskin, One Size ($39.95)
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Item # CON0017

Description

The Continental Gatorskin Tires are a bit less costly than the ever-popular G.P. 4-Season. However, like the 4-Season, the Gatorskins are made for the insults of gritty winter riding. Comparatively, they're a bit slower, a bit heavier, but it's because they are unmatched for puncture-proofness. The secret to their durability on bad roads is twofold and is due to Continental's materials technology.

They use Duraskin anti-cut fabric to give the sidewalls extra protection against cuts. It's a polyamide (nylon) mesh that is bonded onto the sidewall plies. It acts like the ripstop material you'd find on ultralight jackets or tents. In the event that you do encounter a sharp object with potential to cut the sidewall, the Duraskin mesh will resist and most importantly limit the extent of the damage. The second line of defense is a puncture resistant layer under the tread called Poly X Breaker. It's a dense layer of tough nylon, designed to add serious protection. With the tread and sidewall bolstered against the hazards of the road, you'll worry less about grit and gravel on the edge of the road and more about enjoying your ride.

Continental Gatorskin Tires have Black tread with Black Duraskin sidewalls. They're available in 700 x 23c and 700 x 25c folding versions.

  • Dual-layer puncture protection
  • 180 TPI
  • Folding bead

Tech Specs

Compound:
silica-based
Size:
700 c x 23 mm, 700 c x 25 mm
Type:
clincher
Casing:
DuraSkin
Protection:
PolyX Breaker
TPI:
180
Bead:
folding
Claimed Weight:
250 g
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

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Avg. ride time: 8h 22m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

The ultimate training tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There simply is no better tire for training. I got 6000 miles out of my last set and I probably would have gotten a few more if I had not used them on my trainer over the winter. Sidewalls are very durable. Extremely resistant to punctures by road debris, but not impervious. They can be punctured by wires, but seem to be pretty resistant to glass.

Never had a flat

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

bought these to replace an older set and I love them for my commuter. Since its for commuting i dont mind or really notice the extra weight

The standard.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There's a reason why everyone and their moms spend most of their non-race miles on Gatorskins; namely, no one likes flats, and they like their moms getting flats even less. These are the standard, anti-puncture endurance tires. They don't withstand everything, but they'll hold up a lot better to random road debris than your typical racing tire.

Great all 'rounder

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While the rubber is not as supple as the 4000s2, they still make riding on all surfaces smooth as butta! These are the chip seal champions. 28mm is the new 25mm, and I'm never going back. Ive ridden these on buffed dirt roads, and on brand-new asphalt, they are awesome

Great City Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used these on my bar bike/fixie for years and have never had an issue. I think I have had one flat in 3 years (knock on wood)! I even rode a few blocks with very limited PSI and wore the sidewall down slightly but once I put a new tube in they were still smooth as silk.

Ride with confidence

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently decided to switch over to the gatorskins from the 4000s' and have save a ton of tubes since. Same great traction and compound with Black Chili, at a slight weight penalty. To me the flat resiliency is worth it.

The Best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using this tire on my front and the Gator Hardshell (http://www.backcountry.com/continental-gator-hardshell-road-tire) on the back of my bike for roughly 2 years now and it is the best combination for a single speed commuter set up. Easy to put on and they last. Great gear allows you the confidence to not have to think about it while using it. I never worry that these are going to fail on me and that makes for great rides.

Reliable tyres

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

First time user of Conti tyres. So far no hassle whatsoever. Body feels sturdy and realiable and they look like they were built to last.
Comes with all the technology you would expect from any high end tyre. They are foldable so you can stash them pretty easy.

Always a winner!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my go-to off season, commuter, rough road, etc tire and I have even put some hard racing miles on them. Great grip, low rolling resistance and most importantly outstanding puncture resistance. I have tried other similar options that offer flat protection, but have not had the same overall performance as with the Gators.

Throw anything at them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Brilliant handling. Ridden through rain, snow, sand and dry tarmac. In all situations these tires gripped and hauled ass. Ran over a 5 inch bolt, no damage at all.



Seriously recommended for the cyclist who isn't racing, but likes to go fast.



Can't beat the price either. Best value.

Throw anything at them
Avg. ride time: 8h 53m per week
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My only training tire

    The best for long miles

    No more flats!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Its a great tire for flat protection and overall training. It was a long life and protected well against flats. Don't know if would really race in them but for the purpose for everyday training and riding you can't go wrong. I'm on my third pair and have nothing to complain about .

    Website glitch w/ initial review

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I ride a 2013 S-Works Venge, currently run Roval CLX 60 & Fulcrum Zero wheels on post-apocalypse Texas roads. My second set of Continental tires - previously rode Hard Skins. I ride 60 - 150 miles per week, & have had NO issues with either of these two offerings from the Continental family (another testament to German engineering). Better yet - got last set from CC for $40 each - can't be beat!

    Great all around tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are my go to tires. I have been using gatorskins for 8 years, have always got well over 1,000 miles on them and rarely had flats. I am not a racer. I ride about 40 -100 miles per week in dry conditions ( I avoid rain if possible) on gently rolling roads to steep climbs with steep down hills and I love the grip these tires give me on tight downhill curves. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a solid tire that will give you miles and stability on the roads.

    Perfect winter training tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought these for the hubs b/c Gatorskins have always been my go-to Winter tire, so they get 5 stars from me too. Here’s his review:

    This is my first time on 25mm tires after 12 years on 23mm. I honestly can’t tell a difference. But that doesn’t matter because these tires rock…and always will. Grippy, race-pace speed with puncture resistance and long life. What’s not to love??!!

    Added piece of mind....

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used Gatorskins in the past on a commuter bike and the tread was worn out before they had a puncture. I decided to try a set on my race bike after reaching the "0.99% flat rate" over the summer while running GP4000's. I love the 4k's, but especially going into fall and winter having to change a flat on the side of the road is a real bummer. So far, I'm impressed. I ride the same routes, over the same roads and have yet to experience any trauma.
    While no tire is 100% puncture resistant....ok, no non-solid tire..., any added protection will help. As for the handling characteristics, They really do not feel too different than GP400's unlesss the road is really, really cold. If it's cold enough outside that you can feel the difference, just back off a notch on the cornering ; )
    Great tires!

    Extreme Durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for a tire that last longer than a month and helps prevent flats, this is the tire you need. The Poly X breaker and the duraskin side wall combine to create the toughest tire out.

    No More Flats

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    After getting flats on my rear tire on a regular basis (almost every time I rode), I decided it was time to switch to a tougher tire. The Gatorskin did the trick. I have put about a hundred miles on them since I got them and they show little wear overall. Definitely a burly and incredible tire that has helped me avoid having to fix many flats. Simply put, if you are sick of wasting time on your rides with blow outs, this tire is worth your while. For the price, it is completely worth the hundreds of unhindered miles you will be able to ride!