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Continental Gatorskin (650c)

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The popular GatorSkin tire is one of the most puncture proof tires around, making it an incredible training tire that provides serious protection without sacrificing feel or adding too much weight.

  • Puncture resistant Kevlar® directly beneath tread
  • Duraskin bead to bead sidewall protection
  • 180 TPI casing ensure a smooth ride
  • Wire bead
  • 120 max. PSI
  • 650c x 23mm (23-571 ISO)
  • 290 grams
  • Black with Duraskin sidewall

Note: Continental has recently added wear indicators to all Gatorskin tires. These small divots in the tread surface are intentional and are not a sign of a factory defect. Once the rubber wears to the point where the divots are no longer discernible, you'll know it's time to replace.

Weight: 320 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-571 

Max Pressure: 120 psi

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

Made in: Germany 

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Reviewed 4/24/2014
by Sam
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Cedar Park, TX
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Awesome Customer Service

I purchased 2 of these so I would have new tires for the BP MS150 and give me the best possibility of have no flats!! THat was a great plan and workrf to perfection. The tires perfomed perfectly for 240 miles. Then a week after later, I went to go for a ride and found the sidewall had given out on the rear tire and there was a very ugly hernia sticking out of the tire. I have had Continental tires before with no issues.

Here is the great part. I emailed customer service and told them of my issue and sent them pictures as they requested. I was then told a new tire was being sent out at no charge!!!!

I think the tires are good, I just got a blemished one, but the customer service of biketiresdirect is what will keep me coming back!!!!!

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Reviewed 5/22/2014
by Larry
Post Falls,I''d.
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Would recommend this tire.

For general riding great tires no flats in 3000 miles.

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Reviewed 12/14/2013
by Anonymous
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Great tire 900 miles now without a problem.

I was looking for a tire to train on that would be worry free. This tire seems to be it. I have 900 miles on these tires now and other then the normal air check I don't have to worry about them.

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Reviewed 9/16/2013
by Anonymous
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good tire

Good tire for the price. Long miles with few flats.

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Reviewed 8/22/2013
by Anonymous
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NYC
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Great Tires! In terms of riding fast and hard on the rough a$$ roads of NYC, the gatorskins never let me down!

Best tires I ever rode on.

Puncture proof!

Ultra Reliable!

Fast!

Gatorskins for life!

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Reviewed 7/18/2013
by Peter K
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Portland, OR
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Gatorskins rock!

We have used Gatorskins for years and really appreciate the lack of flats once you have these puppies on.

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Reviewed 6/3/2013
by HockeyFan
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Milwaukee, WI
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Worst tire ever!

Bought this tire when i was experiencing a massive amount of flats with my old tire. This tire is worthless. It states that it helps by reducing the flats you may encounter, but i disagree. Every time i race, this tire fails me. Weather it is a pinch or it is a puncture, or an unknown cause, i get a flat. I know that one can not expect zero flats, but with a name like GATORSKIN i would think it would hold up. it does not. Save your money, and look for something else. This product does not work.

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Reviewed 5/10/2013
by Casey W
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Milwaukee wi
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Durability at it's best

Most durable tire our there! You won't get a flat from running over anything!

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Reviewed 4/12/2013
by Ks Rans
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
The name says it all

The choices for 650c tires is pretty limited and so far, these are the best I've found for the money. They are high pressure and relatively light and do a pretty good job of reducing flats from punctures.

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Reviewed 1/17/2013
by gearhead
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Toronto CAN. and FT Meyers Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Superior price , performance and durability it's what we all want, and need.

Great tires for training or racing, when peace of mind flat protection is as important as going fast these tires are your choice, there are lighter tires but few can deliver this level of durability, cornering grip and speed in one great tire. So what are you waiting for, go kick some ashphalt and find out for yourself.

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Reviewed 12/6/2012
by Anonymous
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Portland, OR
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Lasting, durable, and a pleasure to ride.

I have been buying this tire for years and I will not be going away from it. It is just such an excellent value for such an excellent tire. It really is a great tire that has seen me some rough spots and has lasted well. It grips the road so well and I like that little extra texture for riding in dampwet conditions in the Northwest.

I will also be buying them exclusively through biketiresdirect.com because they have awesome customer service and really know their stuff!

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Reviewed 12/2/2012
by Keith
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Sann Diego,Ca
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2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
best all around tire for all conditions.

Hard to find a tire of this quality in 650c. Daily riding of 35 to 50 miles. Performs well in both dry and wet conditions.

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Reviewed 11/26/2012
by SFBiker
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San Francisco, CA
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Excellent city tire

These tires provide low rolling resistance with good puncture protection. Great for riding around city parks and streets. Used with Continental Race 26 Light Road Tube 650c x 18-25 36mm Presta that weighs only 65 grams. Tires were inflated to 105 psi, midway between 95 psi min and 116 psi max rating of Gatorskin tire.

Great price on both tires and tubes during Black Friday sale!

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Reviewed 8/21/2012
by Anonymous
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
NO FLATS AGAIN

Unless you get a screw straight thru the tire, you can ride wno worries

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Reviewed 8/10/2012
by George
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Michigan
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
You can't go wrong with Gatorskins.

Within the past year I changed from riding DF bikes to recumbent bikes. My new to me Ti-Aero came with 650 rims so my tire choices were limited to just a few. Thank goodness one of the choices was the Gatorskins. I've been riding on Gatorskins for many years now because they wear well, offer great flat protection, and are reasonably priced. I tried other tires but none allowed me to get between 3,000 and 4,000 miles on the rear tire like the Gatorskins and even more on the front tire. I am not a racer, although I do like to ride fast and these tires allow me to corner without slipping. They are heavier than racing tires but for everyday use you will be hard pressed to find a better all around tire than these.

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Reviewed 8/9/2012
by Anonymous
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Richland, Wa
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good reputation, but way tough to install

nearly impossible to mount. A flat on the road would be a disaster.

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Reviewed 8/2/2012
by Steve Jackson
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Katy, Texas
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Durable tires with better then average roll.

I went back to Gatorskins after trying other tires with top rated roll resistence. Although the other tires I tried were faster, the Gatorskins give much better flat resistence and on Texas roads you really need that! I highly recommend them for trining and just plain long rides.

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Reviewed 8/2/2012
by Laidbackbiker
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Arkansas
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I have never had any flat except a pinch flat after 3000mi with these tires.

I use these on a recumbent for training and day rides. They are a bit heavy, but the reassurance they provide is worth the weight. Even with the extra weight on the recumbent rear tire, it lasted 3000mi.

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Reviewed 7/26/2012
by Anonymous
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Erie, PA
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Used these for years, they are great!

Great tires for commuting, good wear and very solid. I'm cheap so I wish they were too,)

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Reviewed 7/5/2012
by elmine@aol.com
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Mt. Laurel, NJ
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awesome price - is it really alligator skin.......... LOL....smooth ride

new tires for my bike.......

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