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ContinentalSprinter GatorSkin Tire - Tubular

Sale 20% OffCurrent price:$63.96 Original price:$79.95

Item # CON0041

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Item # CON0041
Description

Sprinter GatorSkin Tire

If you're the kind of rider who prefers using tubulars year-round, the Continental Sprinter GatorSkin Tubular Tire is an excellent choice for long-distance rides and daily training. This grippy tubular is especially useful for riding over bumpy backroads and urban areas with tire-shredding debris, thanks to its tough Duraskin sidewalls and Safety System Breaker tread reinforcement. Both technologies limit damage from tire-shredding debris, giving you extra peace of mind when you're miles from home.

  • A tubular tire for training on any road
  • Duraskin sidewall prevents against punctures
  • Safety System Breaker reinforces tread for longevity

Tech Specs
Size700 c x 22 mm
Typetubular
TPI180
Beadfolding
Recommended Usecycling
Manufacturer Warrantylimited
Weight

Actual Weight

Black-Duraskin, 700c x 22mm
289g
10.19oz
Black-Duraskin, 700c x 25mm
294g
10.37oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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300 g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 3

Works fine for its Price

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Need to be stretched before 1st use, good resistance to punctures but wears out after 1,000 miles +/-

Stretching tubulars beyond mounting dry and inflating for a day is out of vogue. Too much risk of injury to the tire. The problem with Conti tubulars across the board is that they are just too hard to mount. There are so many better options.

>Rating: 4

yes, butyl tubes

I like that it does not have the finicky silk like vittoria's to access the tube to fix; which allows for easy patch and re-sew. I have also found the tread wears significantly faster at higher road surface temperatures. I too would like to see the tire produce higher mileage. (170 lb, 400 mi/wk)

>Rating: 4

Very durable, need to be stretched

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Gold standard for durable training tubulars. They last a long time and resist punctures really well, but they are SMALL. They need to be stretched for 48 hours on a non glued rim before they get installed, otherwise they will be impossible to get on without making a gluey mess.

I've been riding tubular tires now since 1986. Regardless of the CYA (cover your butt Claus) per tubular tires, to make your life easier, you do need to stretch them a bit, some brands more than others, before the first mount. Also, you don't need to glue your tires with gobs-of-glue, rather just a nice fine layer and only once. Then after every tire change just take a rubber glove and a clean cloth dabbed in a little white gas and rub over the old glue and it will become "tacky" all over again, thus no need to keep applying more and more glue to an already sticky rim. I know they say not to "stretch your tires before mounting, but that's nuts -- I've never had an issue, ever, with any tire I've stretched, but then I run at 170~180psi.

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just wondering if u buy gator its came in a pair or single ?

>Rating: 4

The old standard

Been using this tyre for a long time, it's the old stand by. Great rolling, long lasting.

>Rating: 2

not a good high mileage option

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

like some of the other reviewers, i have not been able to get too many miles out of these. i weigh 140 pounds and ride 500-700 miles per month -I see thread by 1100 miles on the rear and they are completely unsafe by 1200 miles. I've burned through 3 pairs of these tires and the wear-out point is consistent. On a positive note, they are very round and it is quite easy to get the center line of the tire installed correctly (they are snug to get mounted though). And I have not had any issues with flats. I've been using them on carbon rims at around 120psi.

>Rating: 1

Surprisingly Bad

I have loyally ridden Gatorskin clinchers for many previous years and been happy with them. However, I just switched back to tubulars, tried this one, and it was a total loser. After 1000mi, I had a 2-inch patch worn through the middle core layer, and the wear layer was gone over the rest of the tire's center. Never again. Need to find a new favorite brand.

I have also been riding tubulars for a long time, and think that Continental tubulars are absolutely the worst on the market. The Gatorskin tubular is just plain bad.

>Rating: 1

Very fast, wears out very quickly

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I had two of these on my Cervelo S5 VWD last summer, with valve extenders in a set of Williams 58 wheels. Valve cores remove, for installation into the end of the extenders. They were Really Nice when new. After just over 900 miles, I was down to the cord. Never again.

How much do you weight? I am 175 and get 2000 miles out of my rear gatorskin, and a two or three years out of the front.

I weigh about 190. I've got Conti Sprinters now, at about 800 miles, and they look to be wearing far better. Might have been a crummy batch? Might have to give them another go, after this positive experience with Sprinters.

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GatorSkins

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>Rating: 5

GatorSkins

I've ridden sow ups all my life. This has been a great tire. No flats. I run them at 140 psi. Very happy.

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Do the tires have removable core valve...

Do the tires have removable core valve stems?

Yes they do.

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are the valve core removable on these so...

are the valve core removable on these so that that you can use extenders?

Yes

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What inner tube type is used?

What inner tube type is used?

While I haven't taken them out, they seem to keep the air pressure over long periods of time so I'd put my money on a conti butyl

I'm pretty sure they're butyl tubes. They don't leak down as quickly as a tire with latex tubes in them.