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  • 700c x 23mm Folding Black, Duraskin ($33.99)
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Grab the Gatorskin before flat-tire crocodile tears start falling.

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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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.

Exploding bead???

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!

No more flats!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these after my last pair of fancy road tires kept getting flat after flat. I put several hundred miles on them so foar with no flats at all.

Springtime can kill you.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's late winter/approaching early spring, so I'm on Gatorskins again. They're not the softest, don't have the best road feel, etc., etc., but they're a must while grinding early season miles. There may be better training tires out there, but I can't think of any.

Commuter tires

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I run these on my commuter bike. These, with some tubes with a little stans/slime inside are an almost fool proof method for preventing flats on rough/tough/rugged roads. The sidewalls are stiff and do stiffen up the ride a little, so rider beware.

Go-To Road Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Once my bike shop recommended these tires, I haven't used anything else. I only use my road bike to cross train for MTB so I'm not looking for the lightest option out there, just durability so I'm not changing flats on my training rides and this tire delivers. I was curious how many miles I could get out of a set, and I'm cheap, so I rotated the set every 1000 miles and ended up getting 4500 miles out of a set. They were still rolling well at 4500 but flat spotted and flat protection was diminished. I'd recommend these tires for anyone commuting, randonneuring, or the every day cyclist not wanting to change flats. Even if you're carrying a few extra grams, chances are you'll get there faster than the guy changing a flat.

Great Tires

    I’ve been using Gatorskins for a few years now and I love them. I consistently get thousands (~4,000) of miles out of them and the only flats I’ve gotten have been from screws, nails, and an industrial staple. I use the 25mm one on my road bike for training and racing and I just got the 32mm ones for my commuter. The tires are smooth, durable, and very puncture resistant.

    Commute protector

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Never be late to work again due to measly sharp objects. These tires still roll fast, and are incredibly puncture resistant. There is a bit of a harsher ride on the tires but its a worthwhile tradeoff.

    NOT thorn resistant

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

    I really wanted these to work (700x25). I've had 5 flat tires in the last 5 weeks on my 1000 mile GP 4000's/Conti Race tubes (not the race light, but thicker race), so I installed these gatorskin bad boys. 6.1 miles into my first ride and already my first flat. I expected to see some kind of gnarly damage for these to go flat, much to my dismay it was a measly little thorn. I like the way they ride, although heavier, but just not anymore thorn resistant than the GP 4000's. I'm at a loss what to do now? Tire/tube liners or gator hardshell tires, or both? Unfortunately my new Enve 4.5's are not tubeless compatible.

    try the spec armadillo's or the gator hardshell's. I use both on my bad roads.

    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.

    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.