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ContinentalGatorskin Tire - Clincher

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Item # CON0017

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  • 700c x 23mm Folding Black, Duraskin ($35.97)
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Item # CON0017
Description

  • Continental's tried and true all-season tire
  • Duraskin sidewalls and durable casing prevent punctures

Tech Specs
Compoundnatural rubber
Size700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
Typeclincher
CasingPolyX Breaker
ProtectionDuraSkin
TPI180
PSI[700c x 23mm] 110 - 120, [700c x 25mm] 95 - 120, [700c x 28mm] 95 - 116, [700c x 32mm] 85 - 102
Beadfolding
Recommended Useroad cycling
Manufacturer Warrantylimited
Weight

Actual Weight

700c x 23mm Folding Black, Duraskin
242g
8.54oz
700c x 25mm Folding Black, Duraskin
242g
8.54oz
700c x 28mm Folding Black, Duraskin
242g
8.54oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[700c x 23mm] 7.8oz (220g), [700c x 25mm] 8.5oz (240g), [700c x 28mm] 10.6oz (300g), [700c x 32mm] 12.3oz
220g), [700c x 25mm] 8.5oz (240g), [700c x 28mm] 10.6oz (300g), [700c x 32mm] 12.3oz (350g

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

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>Rating: 5

Good Tires

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25c

A good set of tires for my daily bike, very solid for rough roads or uneven pavement.

>Rating: 1

Do Not Buy This Tire

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700 x 23
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

I bought this tire earlier in the season and just mounted it now. Tire was somewhat hard to install but it when on after a bit. So all set to go, tire inflation; check, front and rear lights on; check, water bottles; check, cash and credit card; check. All righty down the driveway, down the hill 50 feet, then bump bump bump and the side wall bead shredded. Not even 100 feet and this tire is headed to the trash can. I did try to return the tire, but BC would not allow it as I purchased the tire more than 90 days ago. I’ve now reached out to Continental Tire and maybe I’ll hear back…

I

Did you return it and / or get a replacement?

Come on now. It should be obvious that, if a brand new tire (which is widely reputed to be of high quality) shows this result after merely rolling down the driveway, there was some problem with the installation. If the bead on these tires honestly just disintegrated after essentially no use (or even after substantial use), this fact would be a known issue, and no one would be purchasing these tires. I have no association with Continental whatsoever--either your experience is an extreme outlier/anomaly (in which case it is a gross overstatement to warn, "Do Not Buy This Tire"), or you damaged the tire while installing it.

>Rating: 5

Best tire for NY & Other Crappy roads

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700*23
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

The Conti Gatorskin has been my go to tire for a few years now, before that I tried several different tires and never got the miles, performance and (smooth) ride I get on these. I ride 700*23 (@ 115psi) upfront and 700*25 (@ 95psi) in the rear. I run this set up on both my "A" (summer) bike and my Winter bike. I watch other riders change flats ( running on "cheap" tires) all year long. Some people say these tires a too hard to mount onto their rims. The tires are a bit tuff to get on the 1st time, I have Enve SES 4.5 and Campy Alloy wheels, but I can do it without tire levers (although my thumbs are a bit sore afterwards) if necessary. I no long race, I do however ride about 9,000 to 10,000 miles a year. And ALL those miles on Conti Gatorskins!

The

Seriously? I have hundreds of miles on these with no issues, no flats. Makes me think there was some user error.

>Rating: 5

Beefy tire for rough roads

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

I used to ride with the Grand Prix 4000 tires, but I have switched to have this tire on both of my road bikes after too many tire slashes from glass/shell/metal, etc.. Riding in Florida where there's a lot of debris on the roads, these tires are tough enough to handle those obstacles without ruining your ride. I've seen them get slashed deep and still not get through to the tube. They are heavier and not as fast, but worth the trade off if you find yourself replacing tires often.

>Rating: 2

Tire Quality

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25
Height
5` 9"
Weight
162 lbs

I had these tires for less that six months and after a second flat, I discovered a slashed on the wall side, which I fixed with a patch to make back home. The quality is not as advertised for puncture resistance.

I
>Rating: 2

Tire Quality

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x25
Height
5` 9"
Weight
162 lbs

I have used these tires for less than six months and the rear tire wall side gave up with a slash and cuts on the Mai surface

I
>Rating: 5

Great tire for winter roads !

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x28

After years of not wanting to sacrifice performance for durability , this winter I gave in and replaced my Vitorria Corsa G' s ( an outstanding tire ) with a pair of Gatorskins. After coming home from rides with another cut or two every time out from the ice melt material on Pennsylvania roads. I was surprised to find that the performance drop off was not noticeable . They feel great and are STRONG. The shoulders of roads where most of the ice melt debris winds up had no effect on the Gatorskins. After about a thousand miles, one small cut, no flats ! The cut could have been from glass which is an increasing problem as the the pickup truck driving set seems to be having trouble reaching the weeds when throwing there empty cheap vodka bottles out the window and breaking them on the shoulder . GREAT TIRES !

What does a 700 equate to? My rim size is 26x1.5

>Rating: 5

Dawn patrol

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700/25c
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

Conti Gators, my all time favorite ! (50+yrs cycling) Tried every one. The 25s are perfect, almost light and tough as the proverbial nails ; ) 🚲

>Rating: 5

WOW...all the problems are surprising!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x23
Height
6` 0"
Weight
167 lbs

I've been riding Gatorskins and GS Hardshells here in Colorado for moons. Thousands and thousands and thousands of miles. I think I can remember two, maybe three flats. I watch where I'm riding, bull in a china shop ride strategy just because my tires are "puncture resistant" never works out. I can't recommend these tires highly enough.

>Rating: 2

High hopes, but disappointed

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700x23
Height
5` 10"
Weight
190 lbs

The big brag for these tires was the "gatorskin" puncture resistance. Unfortunately, I've had glass cut right thru the tire for the first flat. I fixed it w/ a patch on the inside, but the cut shows on the outside w/ a mild "bump" in the ride at high pressure. Then, I had a second flat from a tiny glass shard poking into the tire again, leaving a pinhole in the tube. We're not talking long nails, or hitting piles of glass, we're talking riding over a bridge at 20mph, and picking up pieces of glass. I am not convinced of the puncture resistance of these tires. I've had other/older tires that were just as good at a fraction of the cost.

Hi! I deal with a lot of flats living in the city (potholes, glass, metal bits etc). I'm wondering what other tire brands you'd recommend that work better and are cheaper?

>Rating: 1

Wouldn't recommend

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

After less than 800 miles, the rear tire developed three bulges in the tread area, with one being the perfect shape of a rectangle. I have not abused these tires and ran them at 5% less than the max pressure indicated on the sidewalls. There are zero indications of damage from impacts, cuts or other skids. The tread area looks perfect other than the three distinct bulges. I contacted CC and the rep said Conti only warrantied their tires for 60 days, and it happens that I've owned them 85 days. I've emailed Conti but yet to receive a response. If this isn't resolved with a new tire, I'll never purchase another Continental tire, bike, vehicle or otherwise.

After
>Rating: 1

Flat on my first ride

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size

Don’t buy into the hype. I got a flat from a small smooth stone on my first ride. Wasn’t glass, wasn’t even sharp, just a small stone. These tires are no better than any others out there. Total waste of money.

You're the only one, Tom H. Everyone knows gators are the shit, I know from friends riding 25mm gators over sharp rock trails. You must have got unlucky. Maybe they should call you unlucky Tom.

>Rating: 5

Excelente calidad

El desempeño es excelente (700 x 28). He recorrido más de 2600 km / 1635 millas no he tenido un solo pinchazo. Inclusive las he usado en gravel, por supuesto, su tracción no fue la mejor, pero la resistencia impecable. En tarmac el agarre, resistencia y desempeño inmejorables. He corrido con corazas Specialized y Mavic, estas son muy superiores.

>Rating: 3

not sure what to say

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
700X23
Height
5` 6"
Weight
170 lbs

I've put a few hundred miles on these (700x23), and my thoughts are pretty mixed. I live in NH where the roads suck. I had a flat or two a week running my Hutchinsons early in the season so went with the Gatorskins. First off, they are a bitch to put on. Had one initial pinch flat from a improperly seated tube, and a second from a nail, but overall they've handled all sorts of road debris. My problem is they seem to have high rolling resistance, which sucks. I'm going with vittriola Corosa's now the weather is a bit better. will update.

James, briefly explain "high rolling resistance", thanks Richard

>Rating: 3

Gatorskin clincher 25mm

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I' ve used GatorSkins in the past. These were the flexible/foldup clinchers. They wear well and the price was right for these as replacement tires for a vintage bike with Ambrosio Durex 36h. rims. The biggest downside in my opinion is that they were a b*tch to get on. Basically made my hand cramp the bead was so tight on these, and ended up pulling one on using a couple tire irons; I don't like doing it that way because you can end up pinching/puncturing the inner tube. Rubinos and other brands not as much of an issue. If you are putting these on especially older 700c vintage rims keep calm and carry on, that's all I can say.

Really hard to get on, agree 100%

>Rating: 5

Sam was a pleasure, & it is.....

Sam was amazing for this reason....He took his time & together we shared the options & pro's & cons of ALL my choices....He @ no time made me feel like an idiot. He was informed---kind---& patient. It is service like that will keep me coming back. Honesty is alive & well. Thanks Sam (wise beyond his years). No high pressure sales for Sam. A rare commodity in today's world. He ended our call with, "Enjoy your ride with your new tires...I think WE made the right decision....

>Rating: 5

Great flat resistant tire!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Although these tires are a tad heavy, I ride with them on my time trial bike to help prevent those pesky flats you get intra-race! I think they roll well, fend off debris and last a long time. Seeing these at such a great deal at Competitive Cyclist, I had to get an extra set!

Although

Sounds "dead on" to me.....

>Rating: 1

Exploding bead???

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I want to start by saying I've ridden thousands of miles on Gatorskins and have never had an issue...until Saturday. I was going out for a longer ride with some friends and in doing my usual pre-ride inspection prior to a big effort with some areas out of cell coverage and I discovered my tires were worn beyond what I would have liked them to be. So I replaced them with two new Gatorskins - all ready to roll. About 40 miles into the ride, with no warning, by front tire blew and I hit the deck at about 25mph. I was totally shocked by this and after recovering I started inspecting the tire to find that the bead had completely blown! A brand new tire! I have never seen anything like this in my entire life - and I've worked in a shop and seen a lot of weird s***. I really can't explain this other than that this tire was defective and unfit for the road. I've conferred with some industry friends who have confirmed these suspicions. I am very very lucky to have had this happen when it did - not on the 50 mph descent leaving my house for the ride, or on any other part of this ride. I'm not sure if I will ride a Gatorskin again.

I

I've also had the bead go out. This tire had 4000 miles on it though. The tire was fraying for a good while prior.

I've also had the fraying sidewall happen to me on my rear with less than 1,000 miles on them. I still continue to buy these tires though because I think it was a manufacturing defect.

Were you holding rim breaks for a long period of time on that decent? The heat from the rim breaks can explode the tire like that.

Looks like you had a streak of bad luck. All tires mal-function @ some point.....I even see quite a bit of ware. Man-up & try another tire. Your expectations exceeded your grasp....anger problem???

See my comment on Sept 23 2021. Brand new tire, down the driveway onto the street and boom. The bead was destroyed and then the tube was shredded. DO NOT BUY THIS TIRE. Backcountry would not refund as I had purchased the tire in March as a backup.

>Rating: 5

Great all around tires

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These tires are great for everything. They have great grip on the corners and the puncture resistance is awesome thanks to the DuraSkin making it my go to for my commuter and road bike. The wear indicators on these tires also make it really simply to remember to when to change your tires as well. Overall this is a great tire to consider if you're looking for a road tire to do it all!

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