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Gator Hardshell Tire

5 out of 5 stars
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$61.95 - $71.95
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Color:Fold Hardshell DuraSkin

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Gator Hardshell Tire

If you log more miles commuting to work and around town than some pros do in training, the Continental Gator Hardshell Road Tire is the answer to the spare tubes, patch kits, and pumps you’ve been hauling around. Modeled on the legendary Gatorskin, the Hardshell ups the ante with full bead-to-bead Duraskin mesh to keep punctures to an absolute minimum.




  • Densely woven polyamide mesh keeps glass, rocks, and metal shards from playing tube assassin
  • Extra tread rubber for more mileage between tire changes
  • Full bead-to-bead Duraskin protection for no mysterious sidewall slashes




Details

  • Hardshell protection (3-ply, each 60 TPI)
  • Reinforced with DuraSkin (polyamide mesh sidewalls)
  • PolyX Breaker protection
  • All-season compound
  • Item #CON0091
Size
700 C x 23 mm, 700 C x 25 mm
Type
clincher
TPI
180
PSI
120
Bead
rubber
Claimed Weight
[700 x 23mm] 265g, [700 x 25mm] 270, [700 x 28mm] 330g, [700 x 32mm] 370g
Manufacturer Warranty
limited

Overall Rating

5 based on 1 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

October 26, 2020

My go to tires

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
700c x 23mm
Height:
6' 4"
Weight:
170

I purchased a pair of these over a year ago and put roughly 6,000 plus miles on them with no flats. I'm in Northwest Arkansas which has a fantastic paved trail system. The trails have areas where fine, very sharp flint rock is deposited, usually following a rain shower. The roads are OK, but the bike lanes typically are not cleared allowing a lot of road debris to accumulate. I was a devout user of Continental GP4000 IIs, but was constantly getting small, pinhole punctures from the tiny shards of flint. This was especially true of the back wheel where most of the weight is. After installing the Gator Hardshell I have found flint stuck in the tread, but have yet to have a flat. My latest find was a 4mm shard stuck straight into the tread. There are those who will say "well just get tubeless tires and you won't have to worry about it". I've ridden on tubeless tires on a mountain bike and had a puncture that was troublesome to fix. I also tried to help someone that had a flat tubeless tire that ended up calling someone to pick them up because the tire wouldn't hold air. That said, I think I'll stick with what's worked best for me and these tires.

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Dave E