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Continental Gator Hardshell 27inch Road Tire
Continental Gator Hardshell 27inch Road Tire
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Continental Gator Hardshell 27inch Road Tire
Continental Gator Hardshell 27inch Road Tire

Continental Gator Hardshell 27inch Road Tire

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The Gatorskin has long been a favorite of riders looking for a durable tire that preserves ride quality, and now Continental has added even more flat protection with the Gator Hardshell.

Three types of anti-flat breakers are used, starting with a bead-to-bead top layer of Duraskin using a polyamide fabric to protect the casing against cuts, punctures and abrasions. The next layer is the deeper Hardshell core, which is a super-tough layer that extends into the sidewall without tacking on too much weight or sacrificing suppleness. Finally, the PolyX breaker further wards off flats directly under the tread using tightly woven polyester fibers, often used in automobile tires, that also preserve ride quality.

Wire bead. 27" x 1 1/4" (32-630 ISO).

Note: Continental has recently added wear indicators to all Gator Hardshell 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.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

Wheel Size: 27" (ISO 630) 

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

Threads Per Inch: 180 

Applications: Commuting/Urban, Pavement/Dirt Roads 

RimSize: 630 mm

Width: 32 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-630 

Max Pressure: 102 psi

Made in: Germany 

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Reviewed 9/16/2021
by AG Martin
Cycling Enthusiast
Western Colorado
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A great 27 inch, 32mm wide tire for Eroica events

Needed a tire that would hold up to the "Cino Montana" ride. Its a very rough ride (Forest service roads, not just gravel roads) and a wide and deep tire help. A 650b wheel/tire combo would work too, but on pre-1983 steel bikes, this may not be possible / reasonable / etc. Not one pinch flat in over this 100 mile 2 day event. Braking power on Campy New Record brakes was a much bigger issue than the now-solved tire issue. Glad this tire is made!

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Reviewed 8/31/2021
by Al
southern Illinois
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Great puncture protection, High mileage tire.

I wish 27"x1" & 27"x1 1/8" were still available. Continental is my first choice tire and has been since I remember. Started touring in 1982 learning puncture protection is a key element in safety and enjoyment.

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Reviewed 8/26/2021
by Anonymous
Minnesota
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Solid

I replaced an ultrasport with this hardshell. The hardshell much less lively than the hardshell and appears to roll a bit harder, giving slower times on my usual 33 mile loop. Not surprising for armoured tire.

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Reviewed 12/3/2020
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire

Of course it's great, it's Continental. The point is that BTD had 28-630's in stock. No one else did. (By the way, you can't put a 622 tire on a 630 wheel. Even though it's only 8 tiny millimeters too small. Nope. You just can't. Anyone want some free totally new 32-622's?)

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Reviewed 11/18/2020
by tooOld-noRide
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Facing some unfriendly road surfaces ahead.

The nice Nishiki road bike I commuted to work with in 1995 and simply kept with me, mostly unused in Seattle, remains a good machine. To have it be a gift to a deserving local daily street bike rider as a real upgrade the new tough Hardshell tires were a must in consideration of the local street conditions and expected years of use.

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Reviewed 9/30/2020
by Anonymous
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Denver
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
So far this is a good tire and better than the Gatorskin Ultrasport that was previously on the bike.

I commute to work by bike daily. Round trip is 11 miles over mostly asphalt, some dirt and over curbs. I got frequent flats using the Gatorskin Ultrasport but have had none since I put the Hardshells on. Plus, they were easier to mount on the rim. I wonder if the size of the Ultrasports was a little off.

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Reviewed 9/21/2020
by Ted PacNW
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Pacific NW
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Glad to see this size available for my old Schwinn.

I finally got around to replacing the gunwales on my 1980 Schwinn bike. Am I glad to see that Gaterskins were available in a size that fit. They went on easily, look sharp and while I may not get another 40 years of service out of them, who knows. So far, this bike only gets ridden less than 100 miles a year...

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Reviewed 6/1/2015
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Missoula,, MT
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires for a great price.

Use these tires on my cyclocross bike which I use for mostly road riding. So far so good, with no flats or problems. I live in Montana so the road conditions are not always great. the folks at BikeTiresDirect were absolutely great. had some size issues with the original order, that were my fault, and The guys at BTD bent over backwards to help me get it straightened out. free shipping and my items arrived extremely fast.

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Reviewed 6/18/2014
by Plantzz32
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Somerville, MA
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tires!

knock on wood I haven't had an issue since owning these tires (3 months). I had some wicked old gnarly bike tires. In one month I had FOUR flat tires. Big bummer. A co-woker and fellow bike commuter recommended this tires and I have been super happy with them!!

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Reviewed 10/7/2013
by EverydayJoe
Casual Cyclist
Sacramento, Ca.
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire in a very tough environment! Have done better than any other tire I've tried.

Let me start by saying that I still like this tire and that I put it on the front and back. The front lasted for 2 weeks before I hit a large rock, blew the tube and wrecked the tire...I had to ride on it for a short distance because the strech of road I was on was not safe to stop. Since then I've avoided that strech of road. I replaced the hardshell with a gatorskin in the front. The back lasted until last Friday, when I found a staple (a big one)during my ride. I run with sheilds as well, so you can guess that this was an industrial sized staple. My ride takes me through industrial areas with rough roads, rocks (big and small) lots of nails, staples, screws and other stuff.

That all said, these tires have done way better and gone longer than any others. It's in part due to the 100 psi that I can put in them plus the improved stability of the tire itself. I'm sticking with these ones.

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Reviewed 4/29/2013
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Boston
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
A sturdy road tire

The product is very sturdy. Went over some holes on the street, and it didn't affect the tires at all. No complaints... Just wish they were a little cheaper

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Reviewed 3/10/2013
by Sal From SYV
Casual Cyclist
Santa Ynez Valley
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Great product for a hard to find size

After 8 years of sitting in the garage decided to get back on my 1985 Motobecane so went to a local shop to get new tires. Got a flat the next day and looking at the tire (I should of done this right from the get go) I was disappointed in the quality of the tire as well as they squeezed a slightly smaller size on. Bought the Gator Hardshells based on some research and the fact they were the right size which is important when you are out on the road trying to fix a flat. While I am a casual rider (40 miles a weekend) I have had no issues or flats with these and would recommend them to others. Are the worth the extra money? To me yes and will buy them again when the time comes.

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Reviewed 9/21/2012
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
Coeur d''Alene, ID
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
No more flat hassles

I was having flats nearly every time I rode. It got so I didn't even want to ride anymore because of the hassle. Now I have a bulletproof setup.

Gator hardshell tires.

Thorn guard inserts (don't remember the brand).

Michelin A2 Airstop tubes.

Several rides now, no flats. I'm very pleased. Perhaps the combination is slightly heavy, but not noticeably, and unimportant on my rides of 25 miles or less.

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Reviewed 9/6/2012
by DaD
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Los Angeles
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Best Bang for your Buck

I got to tell you boys and girls, if you want exceptional value for the same great products at your local bike shop you have come to the right site.

I live in Los Angeles area and these Gator Skin tires can cost any where from $50-70 dollars a piece.

Got like 2,700 miles on last set of tires probably could have gotten 3,000 though. The ride was starting to get a little ruff at 2,500, other then that great all around tires. Would recommend tires to anyone.

Best of all you can't beat the price!

hope this helps

DaD

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Reviewed 9/2/2012
by dwcdad
Cycling Enthusiast
Missouri
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
best tire for 27 in older road bike, glad there still some in this size.

Good tire, over priced, glad there still tires for 27.

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Reviewed 7/23/2012
Casual Cyclist
South Jersey
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3 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
I ordered the wrong size

The tire looked great I ordered the right size now. I will review it after I mount the tire. Bike tires direct was very helpful and gave great service. I will use them many more times

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Reviewed 7/19/2012
by Anonymous
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Dayton, OH
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8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent 27 replacement tire

The tire is a great durable replacement for those old 27 inch rim bikes. I can under inflate this tire when running on rough surfaces without the fear of it coming off the rim.

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Reviewed 7/13/2012
by BWR
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Sf bay area
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Very Happy

The Continental Hardshell is the perfect commuter tire - I ride about 100 miles to work each week and enjoy not having to be overly concerned about flats - it is also nice to run them at 102psi for a good, fast roll - an added bonus is I purchased 3 tires for $116 (FREE Shipping!) - REI wanted to charge me $124 plus tax for TWO!! Very happy and happy to recommend Bike Tires Direct! Happy riding -)

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Reviewed 5/18/2012
by PRS
Cycling Enthusiast
Dallas, TX
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
You definitely get what you pay for with the gator tires

These Continentals are excellent tires. You get what you pay for. Seems like the best of any product type is made in Germany. I recently got some new wheels for my old Raleigh the kind with the inside lip or bead on the rim so I can use these clincher type tires. I need the 27x114 size which are getting harder to find. I run at 100psi and don't have flats. I never have to worry about the tires.

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Reviewed 3/23/2012
by Jon
Casual Cyclist
New Orleans
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tires

The tires are a bit rough-riding, however I feel comfortable riding them around because I'm not too worried every time I pass miscellaneous debris in the street which is common in New Orleans. Value is hard to judge, but I will buy another set of these, so I say good deal.

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