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  • 700c x 23mm Folding Black, Duraskin ($34.95)
  • 700c x 25mm Folding Black, Duraskin ($34.95)
  • 700c x 28mm Folding Black, Duraskin ($34.95)
  • 700c x 32mm Folding Black, Duraskin ($34.95)
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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.

  • Dual-layer puncture protection
  • 180 TPI
  • Folding bead
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
PolyX Breaker
[700c x 23mm] 110 - 120, [700c x 25mm] 95 - 120, [700c x 28mm] 95 - 116, [700c x 32mm] 85 - 102
Recommended Use
road cycling
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Actual Weight

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700c x 23mm Folding Black, Duraskin
700c x 25mm Folding Black, Duraskin
700c x 28mm Folding Black, Duraskin
700c x 32mm Folding Black, Duraskin

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[700c x 23mm] 220g, [700c x 25mm] 240g, [700c x 28mm] 300g, [700c x 32mm] 350g

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Tough as nails

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are my commuter tires and now I just bought a pair for my road bike. I've ridden over all the hazards of the road including glass and they just laugh at it. When the weather is nice and I want to go fast, I use the GP 4000 IIs. They aren't bomb proof, but they have a lower rolling resistance over the gatorskins. However, if you are going for big miles, the extra 9 watts of power needed for the gators might outweigh the concern over a puncture.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Im very stoked on these tires. Super smooth rides and haven't gotten any flats. Perfect for my commuter bike.

Handles all the road can throw at you

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Like you I've tried so many different tires, but these are the only ones that have come through for me. The roads here in Sonoma County ,CA can change dramatically with the seasons, pot holes after rains, glass, debris from winery trucks, etc.. my previous tires always would get side wall cuts for all the debris on the roads, this'll always ruin a ride and cost you a new tire, I finally decided to try these and haven't had a flat or side wall cut yet. Some reviews state these are a little heavier than other tires, but I'm not a racer so the weight and rolling residence really don't effect me. CC has the best prices I have found and have outstanding customer service.

Get outta here goatheads

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a very robust tire. I use it as a commuter. Good grip, solid protection, and it rolls well.

Great training tire

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Easy installation, and great tires! I have never had an issue with GatorSkins. Also, despite others saying they are heavy, I have never had an issue with the weight. I can maintain my cadence at 90rpm and average 22mph just as easily as my other brands. Even on longer training rides of 30-50 miles, these work just as efficiently. These work well as others have stated, for people who live in the south west (goat heads).


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love the Continental Tires. I bought these for my desert riding and commuting rolls great and grips like glue. Stands up to goat heads and rocks that other tires can't take.

Avg. ride time: 1h 20m per week
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Super Happy Riding

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Has taken my riding to the next level of happiness. Looking forward to putting hundreds of miles on these beauties.

Bullitt Proof !

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the best. Great training tire for the not-so debris free roads of the southwest. Have been training on these tires for a couple years and very few punctures, have great tread as well. Highly recommend!

The only tire I will run

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Been using these for years. I ride about 8,000 miles a year and average maybe 1 or 2 flats a year....always from the little wires from shredded truck tires....those little things can go through anything though, including tire liners. I will say that I tried the Continental hardshell tire, but it was just a little too rough riding.
Also, up until recently, I always ran 700 x 23. This last set I put on I went to 700 x 25. Supposedly they have a smaller "footprint" than the skinnier tire which should mean less rolling resistance, etc. I will say though that the 700 x 25 is a noticeably softer ride. I will use them from now on.

Conti Gatorskins

    I have been riding on Conti Gatorskins for years. I ride just over 3000 miles per year with a lot of climbing in Colorado. These tires are bullet proof. Very few flats. I rotate them once or twice and get about 3500 miles per set. I have tried several other “better” tires and found that they might ride a little better but I would get many more flats and much less mileage on the tires.

    Never need another tire

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This tire is a beast. I constantly get sharp objects stuck in my tires. So I wanted something that could take it all. This tire certainly does that. You'll never use another setup.

    Keep it on the road

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great tire that's always given me that warm fuzzy feeling, knowing it won't shred and slam me into a wall if I had a blow out.

    Awesome Rubber

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Already put in a few hundred miles and still haven’t gotten any flats, even when riding on unpaved roads or some moderately rough terrain where glass and rocks could be found. These tires are super durable and I highly recommend them if you’re doing any city commuting, long training rides, or just want something dependable. Installation for these tires is a bit difficult the first time- you can “stretch” the tire by installing it without tubes and letting it sit overnight- inside in a warm room.

    Thorns can't slow me down no more!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I ride quite a bit on a bike path to get to and from work. About a month ago, they did weed clearing along the path and I managed to pick up six flats in a five day period thereafter. Flats are already a crappy occurnence, but flats on the way to work just suck! I have now put the gatorskin tires on my bike and instantly noticed two things. 1) The ride quality on these tires is great. I was skeptical, but Continental has made quite a supple and grippy tire in the Gatorskin. 2) No more flats! Haven't gotten a flat since I switched. Very happy rider! I'll still be switching out the tires to high performace tires for longer training rides, but I think I've found my daily tire to combat the thorns.

    go to road bike tire for training

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After a zillion flats over the years, sometimes a long way from home or in the cold rain, I got tired and thought there has to be something better out there. after switching to gatorskins in 23 and 25 mm sizes I have had 1 flat on them in ~ 5000-6000 miles of riding ( not on one set of tires). I can get around 3000 miles out of a set if I rotate them. I highly recommend this tire if you want something that rides/rolls great, isn't terribly heavy for a training tire and you don't want to change flats very often. They are much tougher than the GP 4 season tires and ride nicer than the gatorhardshell's. a word to the wise, the folding bead tire is much easier to install than the wire bead. pay the few extra bucks to make your life easier :)

    No More Flats

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

    I threw these bad boys on my fixie so I no longer get flats around town. They definitley do what they were designed to do, and prevent flats. I'd recomend this tire to anyone sick of having to constantly change your tube.

    Buy This Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The amount of flats I've gotten on my road/commuter bike has decreased tenfold. I've pulled thorns out of them and they've still remained pumped up.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    bought this tire hoping i will get less flats,
    it was easy to put on and it looks great.