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Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

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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.

Available Sizes:

  • 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO, 280g, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 25mm (25-622 ISO, 300g, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 28mm (28-622 ISO, 360g, 116 max. psi)
  • 700c x 32mm (32-622 ISO, 380g, 102 max. psi)

Note: Continental has 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.

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

RimSize: 622 mm

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total tpi

Made in: Germany 

700c x 23mm

Weight: 280 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 110 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 25mm

Weight: 300 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 28mm

Weight: 360 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 116 psi

700c X 32mm

Weight: 360 grams

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Reviewed 6/21/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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Excellent life, puncture resistance, and traction

I get more 1500 miles per tire with no flats.

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/8/2018
by Bow''s Biker
Cycling Enthusiast
Missoula, MT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Gatorskins are the best.

This is my second set of Continental Gatorskins. The first set I bought from BTD in 2015. I got well over 3,000 miles on them and only now have had to replace the rear tire. By the way....Not a single flat in 3 years of hard use. The price for these tires through BiketiresDirect is great. I could not match it anywhere else. They have always delivered quality products for a great price. Will continue to use them for all my biking needs.

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Reviewed 6/7/2018
by skipbikes
Cycling Enthusiast
Lansing, MI
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great tire, durable and long lasting

The last one of these tires I used on a Easy Racer recumbent had 3400 miles on it when I decided it should be replaced for safety sake! It may have gone a lot further!

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Reviewed 5/28/2018
by WiscoBiker
Competitive Racer
Madison, WI
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Great Tire for Commuting or Training

These are great tires for commuting or training. They last a long time and are puncture resistant.

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by SallyB
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Florida
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Gatorskins Always

The Continental Gatorskins are not only light but are extremely durable. I have been logging 1500 miles per road tire and could probably get more miles if I waited to have a flat before replacing them. Also, they seem to retain air more readily then other road tires I've tried. Gatorskins are now my tired of choice for ride comfort, and confidence.

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Reviewed 5/14/2018
by redtornado8
Cycling Enthusiast
Austin Texas
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I have had several sets of these tires and have had no problems with them at all.

I do a lot of charity rides of 50 plus miles or more along with my practice rides of 30 plus miles and have had no problems with the tires. I have been up to speeds of over 40 miles an hour, on roads that have a lot of chip seal, and also roads with a lot of pot holes. The tires have show no signs of breaking down until I get about 2000 miles on them.

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Reviewed 5/17/2018
by Anonymous
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Good tires

Third set of Gatorskins for the bike. Havent had any problems. Good wear, no punctures

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Reviewed 4/23/2018
by BigDumbGuy
Daily Commuter
Eugene, OR
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Bombproof Commuter Tires

I've been a daily commuter for two years now and have only had one flat tire... on a Bontrager Hard Case tire that my bike shop suggested as an alternative to the Continental Gatorskin! I immediately switched back to Gatorskins and expect I will never have a flat again.

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Reviewed 4/20/2018
by Anonymous
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Plano TX
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Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

Use this tire on a tandem for long rides (100 miles per ride), so wanted the best flat protection.

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Reviewed 3/26/2018
by Anonymous
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0 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires.

Great tires. I have been using gatorskind to tour I all over the world On my single bikes in on our tandem. Its been a very reliable tire.

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Reviewed 10/9/2017
by Tootallcyclist
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New Britain, CT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Why would you ride anything else.

I have been riding theses tires for over 6 years and will continue to do so. The fact is they do not flat. When all the people in my group scream GLASS I more or less don't flinch.

Have I ever flatted?....yes. Under inflated and a pothole pinch flat. I consider this my fault and not the tire.

If you like to ride a lot and long this is the tire for you

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Reviewed 3/23/2018
by Westcountybiker
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West Sonoma county, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
THE GATORSKIN IS THE BEST ALL-AROUND ROAD TIRE i'VE EVER RIDDEN.

The Gatorskins seem to be exceptionally durable - I've never tried a side-by-side test with other brands, but I must say that I've had fewer flats since I started riding them - and the wear indicators are a smart feature. Aesthetically, I like the classic look of lugged steel sport-touring bikes from the 70's and 80's, so I find the round profile and brown and tan sidewalls attractive (and practical they don't show the smudges and chain lube stains that can mar the appearance of gum sidewalls .) I like the foldibility of a kevlar bead for a spare tire when traveling, but I can't detect a difference between a kevlar and wire bead in rideability, so the lower price of the latter is a fair trade-off for it's slightly higher weight. Many of my friends ride Gatorskins, and I've heard nothing but positive comments from them - they're definitely My tire of choice.

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