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Continental - Gatorskin Tire - Black Edition

Continental Gatorskin Tire - Black Edition

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$38.97 Original price:$59.95
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    • Black, 700c x 28mm
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    Tech Specs

    Size:
    700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
    Type:
    clincher
    Casing:
    PolyX Breaker
    Protection:
    DuraSkin
    TPI:
    180
    PSI:
    [700c x 23mm] 110-120, [700c x 25mm] 95-120, [700c x 28mm] 95-116, [700c x 32mm] 85-102
    Bead:
    folding
    Claimed Weight:
    [700c x 23mm] 7.8oz (220g), [700c x 25mm] 8.5oz (240g), [700c x 28mm] 11.3oz (320g), [700c x 32mm] 11.5oz (325g)
    Recommended Use:
    gravel, road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    limited

    Gatorskin Tire

    Combining the robust quality we've come to expect from the original with a sleek, all-black look, the Continental Gatorskin Black Edition Tires are still for the urban cyclist whose daily commute consists of mile after mile of roughshod roads, but also appreciates a striking aesthetic. The Gatorskins feature two distinct layers of puncture protection: a Duraskin mesh at the sidewalls to prevent cuts, and a dense, PolyX breaker under the tread to protect against direct punctures and road debris. From wet, wintry conditions to gravel-strewn, pothole-ridden roads, this tire leads you confidently into battle.

    • Durable road tire for commutes on rugged, beat-up surfaces
    • Dual-layer puncture protection maximizes debris defense
    • Duraskin offers optimal sidewall protection
    • PolyX Breaker helps prevent punctures from ruining the ride
    • Folding bead helps cut down on weight, not performance

    Great smooth fast ride

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 700x25

    I changed from my Bontrager RaceXLight tires that had a lot of miles on them and were stressing me out of how much longer they would last.
    I went from a 700x23 previous tire to a 700x25 Gaterskin tire. Good choice. Smooth ride and more appropriate for my riding the shoulders of Maui roads which have typical gravel, glass, Kiawe thorns. No real issues with mounting new tires and they hold presser well.
    Have not ridden many miles yet but happy with my first three times out. More relaxed and less stressed about flats.

    Tires

      Can't see the whole tire during the pick of right tire

      Why do you need to see the whole tire? It’s not like the treads different at all.

      Gatorskins on Fixie

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

      Fantastic tire for city riding. Great sale price.

      Gatorskins

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 28

      Gatorskins speak for themselves.Great wear and no flats.

      Proven over time

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 32m

      I use them on a Diamondback cross/gravel bike that I ride exclusively on the road. I get about 3,000-3,500 miles on a rear and at least double that on the front. I actually probably could use it for longer, but I tend to be conservative about changing out tires as I'm not willing to risk any problems with older tire. (Actually when sidewalls start fraying a bit I tend to change out--about 1.5-2 years.)

      A knowledgeable bikeshop owner told me that the flat resistance is really no better than many other tires but the sidewalls are more durable and less prone to side cuts.

      I really never get flats. I think over the last 10,000 miles I've had one and that was a valve failure. In fact I think if you aren't a high milage rider it's a good idea as a matter of course to change out your inner tubes annually or every year and a half.

      I don't ride in really grungy urban environments, but many of the roads are hardly pristine and I'm going over them at high speed.

      I know there are tires considered more pliable or "sporty" but when it's 42 degrees and light is fading and I'm really tired, about the last thing I want to do deal with a flat tire. These are great for what I ride.

      Amazing

        I’ve been riding on these tires for the last 5 years. Great traction in wet conditions. It wears evenly. I ride about 4,000 plus miles a year and I’ve never had a problem with them. I recommend it.

        Amazing

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I’ve been riding on these tires for the last 5 years. Great traction in wet conditions. It wears evenly. I ride about 4,000 plus miles a year and I’ve never had a problem with them. I recommend it.

        "Holes" are wear indicators

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size

        I had read previous reviews on Amazon that there were complaints of holes on the tires. I inspected prior to install and saw that mine had them too. I contacted Continental's customer service and they quickly replied indicating that the "holes" are wear indicators and do not have any impact to performance. I only have about 100 miles on them currently, but they've performed well and I'm confident on pavement and gravel.

        Nearly Bullet Proof!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 25

        I ride between 5000-6000 miles a year. 90% of the roads are horrible chip seal at best. Roads are usually full of gravel, glass, trash, and construction debris. The only thing that I had that has flatted these tires were construction staples and a roofing nail.
        I get between 6000-7000 miles of riding out of these.
        My new bike (I got Jun 2020) had Vittoria Rubino Pros on it. They were showing more wear after 200 mile then these do after 400 miles and they don't role as good as these do.
        They are not by any means racing tires, but they role remarkably well for endurance tires.
        Most of the people I ride with use either these or the Conti Gator Hardshells.
        Love the look of the Black Edition!

        Roadie

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 25

        Very pleased, I ride with confidence in urban areas!

        For the commuter

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 32mm

        Impressed with the tyres. I have the durability of the gatorskins and the all black sleekness. What else can you ask for?

        Can you post a photo of your tire set up