2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Bike Tires Direct was kind and replaced the initial set of tyres purchased from them with a pair of Continental Gatorskins. I have not put many miles on them yet, I am currently using the bike for rehab, and being careful. Therefore I do not yet know about the tyre's long term durability, nor rain traction, nor long term flat protection.
Here is what I do know
Bike Tires Direct are a bunch of good eggs.
The Gatorskins arrived quickly and well packaged.
The Gatorskins, upon unfolding, fairly leapt into proper shape and probably did not need the five minutes in the sun that I gave them prior to mounting.
The Gatorskins mounted easily and upon inflation were round. I like round tyres!
The Gatorskins were obviously far lighter than the pair of Brand X they replaced.
The Gatorskins roll with far less effort than the ones they replaced. The have lessened my pedaling effort and have increased speed.
The Gatorskins ride more smoothly. Although at the same pressure as the Brand X, they seem to ride much more smoothly. II attribute this to rocklike sidewalls on the other pair, and fairly compliant sidewalls of the Gators.
What more could a person want?
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