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Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Folding)

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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 (3 plies for 180 TPI total) 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. The Gatorskin is available in Wire Bead or Folding.

Available Sizes:

  • 700c x 23mm (230g folding, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 25mm (250g folding, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 28mm (320g folding, 116 max. psi)
  • 700c x 32mm (325g folding, 102 max. psi)

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

700c x 23mm

Weight: 220 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 TPI

700c x 25mm

Weight: 240 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

700c x 28mm

Weight: 320 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Max Pressure: 116 TPI

700c X 32mm

Weight: 320 grams

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Reviewed 1/16/2020
by Powermatic
Cycling Enthusiast
Santa Rosa, CA
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Great Winter Training Tire

This is a great tire for winter training. Sure, they are heavier but the make up for that by lasting a long time and being much more puncture resistant that my GP4000s. Besides, during the winter, I don't need or want to go fast.

They are easy to install and I've never had a problem changing a flat

In terms of value, at full retail, they are just average. But when this tire goes on sale, the savings are quite substantial and the value rating is 5 stars. This tire often goes on sale but not in November.

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Reviewed 1/17/2020
by David
Competitive Racer
Vancouver, WA
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Best 'insurance' tire for avoiding flat and still pleasant to ride on.

Best tires for winter training. I have them on 4 sets of wheels. A tough tire and the ride isn't compromised. I ride through the typical glass, small rock and metal debris all winter long with no issue. The weight is a tad up but hey, it's winter training and it's a very nice trade off for not having to swap out a flat tube in the 38 degree rainy weather.

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Reviewed 1/16/2020
by Anonymous
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My all around stsndard

Been running these tires on my bikes for over 10 years averaging over 6,000 miles per year. Not very sticky on the curves, but very manageable. Payback on terms of reduced number of flats and longer miles than most. Side walls are weak, do need to pump up to over 100 psi to avoid pinch flats. Makes for a harsher ride, but gets you home in one piece.

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Reviewed 1/9/2020
by Bluesfrog
Daily Commuter
N W Misery
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medium lightweight and flat resistant tire. Good Stuff Maynard!

This is my summer commute tire, Only one season so far. Bluesfrog

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Reviewed 1/10/2020
by Lorendvw
inland empire
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Gator skin tire

Great ride and lots of flat free miles

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Reviewed 2/19/2019
by Giantfan74
Cycling Enthusiast
sacramento, CA
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3 of 4 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 12/31/2018
by Marsha
Indianapolis
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5 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire!

Folds to compact size, easy to take on road trips. Long lasting.

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Reviewed 12/14/2019
by Anonymous
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A Boss

Protects from flats like a boss.

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Reviewed 11/29/2018
by Anonymous
Ft.myers Fl
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Very Durable

Ive used Gatorskins on my road bike for the past 3 years. Besides mounting them on the rims because they are a tough tire is worth it. I ride roads and paved trails that are seldom cleaned and they take pretty much everything. Only a direct hit of a nail or screw can get through these things and they last a long time. About 2k on my last one. Highly recommend for commuters that need security in a tire.

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Reviewed 10/1/2018
by THE CAPTAIN
Cycling Enthusiast
ILLINOIS
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4 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
THE GOLDIE LOX TRAINING TIRES!!!

I DO A LOT OF BIKE TOURING AND LONG ENDURANCE RIDES AND GATORSKINS GIVE ME THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS. THEIR REALLY STRONG YET LIGHT ENOUGH FOR GROUP RIDES WITH MY FRIENDS. I'M A 300 MILE A WEEK RIDER SO RACING TIRES AREN'T AN OPTION BECAUSE OF THE LOW FLAT PROTECTION AND LOW SERVICE LIFE. I RAN GATORSKINS ALL LAST YEAR AND ALL THIS YEAR AND I ONLY GOT ONE FLAT WHICH IN ALL HONESTY I CAN'T BLAME ON THE TIRE. I WAS RIDING DOWN THE HIGHWAY ON THE SHOULDER AND RAN OVER SOME WICKED METAL RE-BAR THING THAT FELL OFF A SEMI. I SAW IT BUT DIDN'T BOTHER GOING AROUND IT. IT PUT A BIG SLICE IN THE TIRE BUT ONLY A PIN-HEAD METAL SPIKE GOT THROUGH. THEY'RE MY GO TO SKINNY TIRE FOR THE FOR SEEABLE FUTURE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A GATORSKIN 35C IN THE FUTURE THOUGH FOR GRAVEL RIDES.

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Reviewed 10/15/2018
by Anonymous
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great long distance tires

Ive ridden with these for over 11 years. Only had 2 sidewall failures. Typically, I get up to 1000 miles on the rear and up to 4000 miles on the front before I change them out. The foldable tires go on and off of the rims much easier than the wire beads. I use them on all of my bikes.

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Reviewed 9/17/2018
by Anonymous
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1 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent

fast delivery, great price, great product

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Reviewed 9/13/2018
by OldeGuy
Cycling Enthusiast
Eastern Washington
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good puncture resistance without too much loss of function

I live in live in goat head country and need protection against flats or I will flat with every ride. Gatorskins offer a decrease in flats without a large loss of feel of the bike.

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Reviewed 8/29/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Henderson, NV
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Pleased with purchase.

I was getting flats on a weekly basis so I started shopping for tires. Since I got these about 6 weeks ago, I have ridden probably 600 miles without a flat. They handle well enough as far as I can tell, although I live in the desert so I can't comment on how well they handle in the rain.

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Reviewed 11/28/2019
by Ernesto
Miami
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Prety Good Product

I love my new tires

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Reviewed 8/10/2017
by LookOutBelow
Cycling Enthusiast
Cohoes, NY
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2 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Wanted to try these tires and they went on sale so I grabbed them.

I put these tires on my Canondale hybrid. They replaced a pair of Avocet Cross tires that were 700x38. The Gatorskins are 700x35. It is a pleasure to ride these tires because they are less rolling resistance and they grip quite well on pavement and also stand up to dirt and gravel. To be fair, I must state that I also replaced the old rims. New tires, new rims right? They went on quite easily and my favorite part is when I roll my bike out of the garage for a ride, the tires squeak on the cement like a finger against a taught balloon. They also look nice on the bike which is a light blue frame, tan leather seat and black rims. I've only got about a hundred miles on them so far and I know I'll be rolling down the road for several more judging by many other cyclists who use them.

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Reviewed 7/21/2017
by Anonymous
Hamilton, MT
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8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Outstanding durability

I have always been extremely satisfied with Continental tires. This particular style (Gatorskin) is such a great tire. I just completed around 1000 miles in two weeks circling my home state, Montana on a solo tour. Many of the roads had a lot of debris. In addition, I found myself on numerous sections of gravel roads. I had absolutely no issues or flats which is saying something considering some of the roads I was on. While these tires wouldn't be my choice for road racing and such, touring, training rides, and durability are where they shine.

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Reviewed 6/12/2017
by gloyboy
SF Bay Area
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Most durable tire on the market - even on a tandem!

We ride a tandem and average 6K miles per year on Gatorskin 28C tires. Besides significantly improving the ride and handling of our tandem, we've had only one flat for the last four pairs of these tires (and that was due to a broken bottle in the middle of the road on a fast downhill). We get about 2k miles per tire, which is incredible for our 290 lb combined rider weight. We will continue to mount these durable and supple tires as long as Continental keeps making them.

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Reviewed 5/31/2019
by snyderd
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Massillon, Ohio
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Love these tires. They last a long time and are a great value.

I use these on my road bike. I have been very lucky using them. I think they hold up to what they are about, few if any flats.

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Reviewed 4/20/2017
by Fatherof3onMI
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Mercer Island, WA
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Perfect Commuter Tire!

My favorite commuter tire is no longer readily available and I needed a replacement. So far so good with these Gators'. My concerns are durability for commuting at a reasonable price and these seemed like a nice option that did not require me to go with a heavier wire bead. People complain that they ride harsh. At over 100psi they were harsh. I am running 32's at about 90-95 psi and they are great! I weigh about 170lbs. and no pinch flat issues or any other flats so far. Price was good and let's see how long they last.

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