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Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Folding)
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Description

When The Going Gets Tough, GatorSkins Keep Going

The Continental GatorSkin is a famously durable training, touring or commuting road tire featuring a combination of three flat protection technologies. 60 TPI per layer in the 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 on the Gatorskin adds puncture protection where most flats occur. Continental includes a special high carbon compound for longer tread life. Black tread with black/brown DuraSkin side wall.

Features:

  • 700c folding bead clincher
  • PolyX Breaker casing
  • DuraSkin puncture protection
  • Three layers at 60 TPI
  • Available in 700x23-32mm
  • Intended use: road cycling, commuting, touring
  • Weight: 242g (700x25mm)

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The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

Specifications

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

Threads Per Inch: 180 

700c x 23mm

Weight: 220 grams

Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

Mfg PartNum: C1010623 

Width: 23 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 TPI

700c x 25mm

Weight: 240 grams

Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

Mfg PartNum: C1010725 

Width: 23 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

700c x 28mm

Weight: 320 grams

Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

Mfg PartNum: C1010429 

Width: 28 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Max Pressure: 116 TPI

700c X 32mm

Weight: 320 grams

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

Mfg PartNum: C1010433 

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Reviewed 3/28/2024
by cyclintom
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 21 customers found this review helpful.
Gatorskiins have trouble with Califorjnia Roads.

California roads are so bad that there is glass and fine wires from worn out steel belted car tires that are wearing out and dropping these wires all over the place. While Gatorskins are normally very flat proof, those steel wires will go right through them. This is all due to Biden's inflation making normal food so expensive that people are putting off buying new tires, The same thing happened in Obama's Great Recession.

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Reviewed 5/10/2024
by Marty
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Eastern Sierra, CA
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An excellent durable tire that rides like a dream

This tire (and the "Hardshell" version are my tried and true favorites for long recreational and endurance rides. I have thousands of miles on these tires and still don't worry about punctures, which are a big issue where I typically ride. Even tho they are slightly heavier and stiffer than some other rubber, it is way more than worth it... they ride smoothly and efficiently, and are durable enough that I save a lot of dirty/wasted time on a ride when I get a flat. Great buy!

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Reviewed 5/3/2024
by Rob
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Charlottesville, VA
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Reliable

I've been riding Gatorskins for years. They are very durable. I've not had a flat on a Gatorskin tire in the past 5 years over ~12,000 miles. They aren't the the lightest, fastest or most comfortable tires, but if you hate getting flats they are great. The price on BTD is usually very good as well.

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Reviewed 5/14/2024
by mesabidave
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern Minnesota
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I am very pleased with this tire so far

We only ride on Gatorskins on our road bikes and have been very pleased with the flat protection.

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Reviewed 2/26/2024
by Spanky
Cycling Enthusiast
San Diego, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Day in and day out tire

The gatorskins are great all around tire. Good grip, pretty quick and tough as nails. They're not as light as Conti's race products (which are awesome as well) but for everyday riding these tires can't be beat. When Bike Tires Direct runs a special, they're even more attractive. Buy three because the rear wears about two to one, and always but a new set of Conti tubes. Because you don't want to be "that guy" who is always holding up your buds fixing your stuff!

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Reviewed 4/18/2024
by Fordman
Cycling Enthusiast
MN
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Go Gator

On asphalt trail road biking. Excellent puncture protection and sidewall protection. Gators are a little difficult to install first time but tires stretch and flex making future mounting easier.

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Reviewed 5/10/2024
by Chilebrown
Cycling Enthusiast
Bay Area
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Go-to and Reliable

This has been my go to tire. It is reliable and almost puncture resistant. I have got flats but rarely.

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Reviewed 4/11/2024
by marcf
Daily Commuter
Toronto, ON
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Solid summer tire for urban environments

As soon as a stock tire is done (or it sucks) - I slap on a gatorskin. Gatorskins are my go to summer tire - grips well, fast, durable, and not terribly expensive. I find them comfortable as well. I very seldom get flats running gatorskins, it happens but not often (once over multiple summer seasons). They look good, too.

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Reviewed 9/7/2023
by Mogg Tsur
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern California
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Gatorskin Folding vs. Wire Bead

Gatorskins are my go-to tire for training rides. After 50 years of biking I've been through a lot of tires and have learned that cheap is not better. Gatorskins wear well, give very good flat protection, are good in all weather conditions. They handle very well and give the rider one less thing to worry about. Comparing the folding Gatorskin to the wire bead model doesn't leave much to say. The weight difference is no issue and road performance is the same for both. Mounting the folding vs. the wire bead is another non-issue. So, the only thing I see in difference is the ability to fold one Gatorskin smaller than you can fold the other which means if you ever need a spare TIRE for a long ride the folding has an advantage.

I would recommend either Gatorskin to any rider from the Casual Cyclist to the Racer. It's intended use and best application is every ride except where your level of competition demands ultra-lightweight gear.

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Reviewed 9/22/2023
by Pat
Cycling Enthusiast
Albuquerque, NM
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Durable tire for training in the desert

I live in New Mexico - so tumbleweeds / thorns / goat heads are everywhere I ride. The Continental Gatorskins have made significant difference. With regular tires I was constantly getting leaks, hoping the sealant would plug it up and get me home. The thicker, tougher Gatorskin tires have made a difference - I have over 700 miles since purchasing (so far), no punctures or leaks.

I am very happy with the price and speed of service from Bike Tires Direct... I've made several purchases from them and every one has been great.

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Reviewed 9/21/2023
by Anonymous
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Blew Out Right Away � Partly My Fault?

Mounted a 27 x 1 1/4 on an old, but in good condition steel wheel. Inflated it to about 90 or so. I guess the capacity is 85 or so? Blammo as I rode like my first or second ride. The ex;plosion hurt my ears! I'll put the review at 3 stars because the Gatorskin enjoys such a good reputation and the other tire is working fine. I don't run a tire liner with it like I do all the rest of my tires. No flats yet. Also not reviewed higher because the tire is so big! It's kind of balloon like despite being labeled the size I ordered.

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Reviewed 7/3/2023
by Anonymous
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San Deigo, Ca
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great overall bike tire

I use the tire on a Easy Racer Goldrush. It rides great with lots of grip even on wet streets, but also lasts a long time, about 6000 miles. I am very happy that it nearly never gets a flat and areas I ride can have all kinds of road hazards like glass, thorns etc.

I received the tires in only a few days with free shipping. Bike tires direct is a good company, I did receive 1 tire that was defective, sent a picture as requested and a new replacement was received 2 days later! Can't ask for better then that.

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Reviewed 1/4/2024
by FFA rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland OR
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Your best flat protection !

As I am living in a big city and do most of my rides in the city. I am always finding broken glass on my bike paths. And not always possible to avoid all this glass. I have learned over many years that this tire is my best flat protection !

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Reviewed 6/1/2023
by CommuterCurt
Daily Commuter
Morgan Hill, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice handling and Thorn resistant

I would categorize these tires as training tires. They don't roll as nicely as a race tire, but they provide better than average protection from flats. I've been using this model tire for over 10 years and they have a pretty good track record for resisting flats. If you are reading this and think like I do and want pretty good protection, I recommend buying these tires. I do keep a built up carbon fiber wheel set with Pirelli tires for going fast and I put Continental Gaterskins on the aluminum wheelset for my training and long distance rides

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Reviewed 1/4/2024
by Roy Halberg
southern California
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Love my gatorskins

Love my gatorskins. Often go months without a flat. I often hear how hard they are to get on and off. I too struggled til I learned the lessons to doing it more easily and quickly.

A quality tire that rolls well and resists puncture

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Reviewed 1/6/2024
by Roy Halberg
southern California
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Love my gatorskins

Love my gatorskins. Often go months without a flat. I often hear how hard they are to get on and off. I too struggled til I learned the lessons to doing it more easily and quickly.

A quality tire that rolls well and resists puncture

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Reviewed 12/25/2023
by gilbertd1
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San Diego, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
THE ONLY BIKE TIRE TO BUY!

I'VE BEEN RIDING ROAD BIKES FOR OVER 15 YEARS, AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT GATORSKIN TIRES ARE THE BEST AND ONLY BIKE TIRE TO BUY, FOR RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY. I RIDE ABOUT 125 MILES A WEEK, ON CITY ROADS AND BIKE PATHS OF VARIOUS GRADES AND QUALITY OF ROAD CONDITIONS. ALL THE GUYS WITH WHOM I RIDE ALSO SWARE BY THE RELIABILITY OF THIS TIRE. I DON'T THINK I WILL EVER CHANGE UNLESS SOMETHING BETTER COMES ALONG!

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Reviewed 4/14/2023
by Hornbeam
Cycling Enthusiast
St Pete, FL
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Pair with latex tubes!

I purchased these on sale in the 32mm size. I use them on a Space Horse with gravel rims that have an ID of 21mm.

I have used Gatorskins for years and there isn't really anything I can add to the already glowing reviews. They are very flat resistant, the ride is not too hard of a ride, and while not the fastest tires they don't feel like I have bricks for wheels.

Why, though, have I never thought to use them with latex tubes??? The ride is simply extraordinary! Yes I know that ride quality is not measurable, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. These tires are fantastic with latex tubes.

I have a 2nd set of wheels for the Space Horse with Schwalbe 40mm gravel tires set up tubeless. The Gatorskins with latex compare favorably to the ride quality of those.

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Reviewed 2/19/2019
by Giantfan74
Cycling Enthusiast
sacramento, CA
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7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
These ar the best tires I have ever bought.

When using other tire brands I was constantly having flat tires. These Gatorskins have sharply reduced the flats.

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Reviewed 1/21/2023
by David in Gilbert, AZ
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Gilbert, AZ
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Very durable and puncture resistant

I ride 7500-8000 miles per year and very rarely get flats. For my road bike, this is the tire I've been using for about 12 years now, and I'm not about to switch. I just watch for sale prices at Bike Tires Direct and get them for a nice price, and put them in the closet until I'm ready for a new one. For me, the rear tire will last about 2200-2500 miles or so, and the front will last much longer. My current front tire has 6000+ miles on it!

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