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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 10/1/2018
by THE CAPTAIN
Cycling Enthusiast
ILLINOIS
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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 11/29/2018
by Anonymous
Ft.myers Fl
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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 9/17/2018
by Anonymous
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Excellent

fast delivery, great price, great product

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Reviewed 10/15/2018
by Anonymous
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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 12/3/2018
by Rick.
Mesa, Az
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Great

These tires are very reliable, smooth rolling and easy to mount.

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Reviewed 12/6/2018
by Rick / OCRR
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Los Angeles, CA
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Gatorskin tires for trouble free cycling many thousands of miles.

Continental Gatorskin tires are known throughout the cycling industry (and sport) for being mostly indestructible and incredibly flat resistant. The downside of being extremely expensive, you can moderate by watching Bike Tires Direct Sales . . . that's what I do anyway. Other downsides of Gatorskins, they're heavy. Yes, they are. They are also kind of ugly as road bike tires go. But (big BUT) I don't care about the extra weight and the rather industrial looks because they are so tough! Sidewall cuts are a thing of the past, they laugh at glass and most flat causing debris. A flat for any reason (other than snake-bike if you're running low pressure and hit a pot hole, for example) is outrageously rare.

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Reviewed 9/13/2018
by OldeGuy
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Eastern Washington
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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
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Henderson, NV
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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 12/1/2018
by rhsells
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Crossville, TN
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awesome tires!

These tires are grippy and durable! Easy to intstall with fold belt. Hope to be using these for lots and lots of miles.

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Reviewed 11/19/2018
by Anonymous
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Florida
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Awesome

The only tires I use. Gatorskins are a little heavier but much more durable. Don't leave home without them!

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Reviewed 11/22/2018
by Anonymous
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Gatorskins

They never disappoint. Wish I had them in all my bikes.

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Reviewed 9/13/2018
by Anonymous
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Madison, WI
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Great tire for commuting!

I commute to work year round in Wisconsin. My round trip is 26 miles. Mostly on paved bike paths. Getting a flat, especially in winter, is a real hastle on the way to work. I have used these tires for about 7 years. I haven't found a tire that combines the flat protection and rolling for anywhere near the price of the Gatorskins. They are a little heavy but you have to expect that with a tire that rarely goes flat.

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Reviewed 8/31/2018
by bigaldepr
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Denver
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Best Training Tire Ever

I live in Colorado and don't ride anything but Gatorskins. First most roads here are pretty rough and these are the only tires that I have found that hold up to the pounding I give them. Second I ride Mt. Evans every year, descending at 40 mph on the very rough road with shear drop offs, I wouldn't trust anything else with my life. I get a good 6000 mile year out of these tires. About the only thing that they can't stop are goat heads (puncture vine thorns.)

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Reviewed 8/31/2018
by Eddie
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Des Moines, IA
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Great set of tires!

I replaced the stock Bontragers on my 2010 Trek FX 7.5 with these Gatorskins and they're freakin' awesome! I love the handling on turns and am not afraid to plow through the occasional stretch of gravel. They were pretty easy to put on, even for a relative noob mechanic like me. The price wasn't the cheapest but you get what you pay for. Time will tell how well they hold up in the long run, but for now, I'm very happy with them.

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Reviewed 8/10/2017
by LookOutBelow
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Cohoes, NY
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1 of 5 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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5 of 6 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 10/25/2018
by Biker Bob
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Scottsdale, AZ
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I hate flats Gatorskins are the best protection without too big a weight difference

The best

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Reviewed 6/12/2017
by gloyboy
SF Bay Area
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6 of 6 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 4/20/2017
by Fatherof3onMI
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Mercer Island, WA
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4 of 5 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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Reviewed 2/27/2017
by Roser
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Ontario Canada
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10 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
Solid and predictable tire!

This tire has become my go-to tire for most of my yearly riding. I might have some GP 4000 II ready for race day, but the Gatorskin's are on for everything else! They do not puncture easily and honestly I cannot remember the last time I had a flat with one on these tires. I have 25's on my road bike and have 28's and 32's for my cross/gravel bike for added comfort and coverage.

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