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Continental Ultra Gatorskin (27 Inch)
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Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire

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The Continental GatorSkin is a durable training, touring or commuting road tire featuring a combination of three flat protection technologies. 60 TPI per layer (3 plies for 180 tpi total) casing preserves ride feel while remaining tough.

Bead-to-bead layer of DuraSkin woven fibers helps prevent cuts especially in the vulnerable sidewall. PolyX breaker directly under the tread adds puncture protection where most flats occur. Special high carbon compound offers a long tread life.

Black tread with black/brown DuraSkin side wall. Wire bead. 27 x 1 1/4" (32-630 ISO, 330g, 102 max. psi).

Sizing Note: 27 Inch tires are common to many older bikes (typically road bikes from the 1970's and 1980's). If you have a newer road bike you probably need a 700c tire (the current standard). If you are unsure which size you need please contact us.

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.

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.

Weight: 330 grams

Weight: 330 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-630 

Max Pressure: 102 psi

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

Made in: Germany 

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Reviewed 9/12/2020
by Anonymous
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Victoria, Canada
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The gold standard of reliable and tough tires

An absolute cinch to install, and these are becoming increasingly difficult to find in 27 inch size. Kudos for keeping them in stock. Such steady performers, and though they add a bit of extra thickness to one's overall wheel profile, most rim brakes can accommodate the space. Very pleased overall.

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Reviewed 8/24/2020
by Dick0412
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Houston, Texas
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An excellent tire

Having recently begun riding a road bike after a 30 year hiatus I didn't really know where to begin. After speaking with a couple of serious cyclists and inquiring at the local bike shop, Continental was the brand. I checked into several tires made by Conti. I decided to go with the Gatorskins. Since putting them on the bike 500+ miles ago I have zero gripes. These tires are excellent and have given me no worries, issues and/or problems.

I try to put in 75 to 100 miles in a week on the bike.

I highly recommend the Continental Gatorskin 27 inch Road Tire.

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Reviewed 9/11/2020
by Anonymous
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Great tire. Seems very resistant to puncture flats.

Great tire. Seems very resistant to puncture flats.

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Reviewed 7/19/2020
by Anonymous
Jensen beach fl.
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Tread wear indicators

What a great feature to these tires. Normally you would guess when it was time to change the tire. I have 2800 miles on mine and the indicator is still showing. Normally I would have started worrying about tread life 800 miles ago.

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Reviewed 5/24/2020
by Anonymous
NM
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Seems to work, very high profile

My Panasonic dx-1000 does not have enough room to mount this tire between the rim and the seat tube. It mounts ok on the front fork. I bought 2, and so Im using one on the front and a much lower profile Serfa tire on the rear. Used the second tire for a different bike. But beware if you have a tight clearance between frame and rear rim, especially near the front derailleur.

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Reviewed 7/14/2017
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
suburban Chicago
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1 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
smooth ride, good grip

I like the run flat protection while riding.

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Reviewed 3/23/2017
by Anonymous
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Valley Forge, PA
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire. Would recommend.

This is the second set of Gatorskins I own. The first are the Hardshells I put on another bike. I liked them so much I thought I'd try these when looking at new tires for a 27 fixed gear. After speaking to one of the customer service reps I decided to try the regular Gatorskins.

While I know Conti's have a reputation of running small, these measure 32mm (1.25) on my rims. The rims are regular square cross section, not aero's. They leave a mm or two under the rear brake and plenty of room under the front on the Schwinn Traveler frame. Mounting was fine though I did need tire levers for the last bit of both the front and rear. My front rim is an 80's era Weinman without a lip and there have been no problems with this tire pulling off. I run them around 90-100 psi and find them compliant, comfortable with low rolling resistance and good road grip in both wet and dry weather.

I've put a couple hundred miles on them and the front still has the mold line and the rear is showing no wear. I don't skid stop so have no data on their slide characteristics or wear rate in that capacity. Over all I am very pleased with the tires and would recommend them to others.

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Reviewed 1/23/2017
by andres paway
Daily Commuter
Washington, DC
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Long-lasting, great performance

I haven't had these tires on my bike for long, but I did have Continental's cheaper model Ultra Sport on my bike for eight years of daily commutes and touring through gravel, glass, and mud. Once I put some tire liners between the tires and the tubes, I literally never got flats through years of riding. And the Gatorskins are a step up! They were easy to get on and look great. These models look a little bald and slick brand new, but the grip seems find and I expect them to last longer than my 1982 frame at this point.

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Reviewed 6/26/2018
by Rich G.
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Vermont
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
A great upgrade for an old bike.

I should have bought these ages ago. They do a great job of soaking up buzz from the road. There's less rolling resistance than cheaper tires. They are worth the extra bucks.

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Reviewed 3/30/2018
by SyncroBiker
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Irvine, CA
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Tire is too wide

I picked up these tires thinking that I would be all set on my vintage Della Santa racer. It turns out that these tires sit kind of wide on my rims. At least a lot wider than my previous tires (27x14). I had to remove the brake shoes to install the wheel back on both front and the rear. My racing frame has narrow stays at the bottom bracket. The rear wheel has so ever slight out-of-true and the tire rubs on the frame. These tires are great but I'm going to swap them out for some narrower ones because they are not practical on this bike.

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Reviewed 5/1/2014
by Jason
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Colorado
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
A great value at any price paid! The best out there for 27" wheels!

The most durable, easy to mount, longest lasting, and bullet proof (no flats), 27 inch tire available! Higher cost than some other options but lasts longer so evens out. )

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Reviewed 5/31/2019
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Very satisfied

Nice to have the tough, durable gator skin in 27 inches for my vintage 73 Motobecane.

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Reviewed 10/6/2013
by Dan
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Philadelphia, PA
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
Very smooth ride

Mounted this to replace a finally shot Schwalbe Marathon. In spite of my contempt for its poor fit, they are in fact hard wearing and resilient tires. I had to unmount it to true the rim and, just as they had in the past would not mount again and blew off for the final time. Into the dumpster it went. Looking at the options for a 27 I picked up a Conti Gatorskin at my LBS. I needed a tire that afternoon, so online wasn't going to work, although I will definitely keep ordering from BikeTiresDirect. They are a wonderful company to shop with.

The Gatorskins are a breath of fresh air. Smooth, round, and lots of grip. Cornering feels more secure and the ride is plush compared to my last tire. I am impressed at what a difference it makes. I've been skeptical of the claims people make about tires but my experience matches the claims. These mount round, roll smooth and grip well. I'm very happy with them.

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Reviewed 9/19/2017
by Rich L.
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Lancaster, PA
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
A quality 27 tire for the long haul

I was glad to find Continental still provides a quality 27 inch tire that was purchased for our tandem. This should give good service for safe riding.

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Reviewed 3/6/2017
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Gatorskins are the way to go

Great tire for the cities. Good tread, Can't beat the puncture resistant features of this tire.

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Reviewed 3/25/2014
by Anonymous
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3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
puncture-proof (so far) tires

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Reviewed 9/12/2013
by Bikerdon
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N.E. Ohio
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
This is a high quality dependable tire for everyday road use!

I have used the 27 x1 14 size for about 5 years on my Franklin tandem, riding about 7-8,000 miles per year. The front tires lasts about 4500mi, & the rear about 2500mi. You can dependably wear these down to the chord before changing them. This tire gives a reassuring grip on the road, wet or dry (not loose gravel). The Gatorskins are not puncture proof, but are way above average in resisting flats. I have never had a blowout or chord separation with these tires. They mount easily, but not loose. A GREAT tire!

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Reviewed 8/29/2013
by Alex
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Sherman Oaks, CA
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Fantastic tires for commuting and weekend riding.

I ride almost every weekend around 50 miles or so and these tires are fantastic. Never punctured a tube while using these for several years. Decent grip on wet and excellent traction on dry surface. They also last for a very long time. Definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 8/25/2013
by NYC Biker
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New York, NY
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Amazing Tire

So far I have only used this tire for about 2 1/2 months and 1000 miles but these tires have been great! I use my bike to commute to work which is about a 23 mile round trip between Queens and Manhattan. Certain roads are in terrible shape and are littered with glass and other debris. It has handled extremely well under these conditions and has an excellent grip on the road. I did have one puncture a couple weeks ago from a small piece of copper, but I doubt any tire could have stopped it. It still runs great and seems like it will last quite a bit longer. Once these come back in stock I will be buying another set of these!

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Reviewed 8/22/2013
by jasonkrw
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Chicago
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Great tires

Put these tires on my 20 year old Ross road bike and now it feels like a brand new bike.

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