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Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)
Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)
Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)
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Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

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A tough tire that keeps on 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 (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.


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.

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%.

Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

RimSize: 622 mm

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total tpi

Made in: Germany 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Tire Width:  

700c x 23mm

Weight: 280 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

Width: 23 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 110 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 25mm

Weight: 300 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

Width: 25 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 28mm

Weight: 360 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

Width: 28 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 116 psi

700c X 32mm

Weight: 360 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

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Reviewed 4/5/2021
by DATrider
Cycling Enthusiast
Cleveland, OH
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These are quality tires.

I've used these tires for over 20 years, and it was time for another pair. Last year I bought a new bicycle that came with different tires that I tried for a few months, but this spring it was time to go back to the Gatorskins, and I'm glad that I did.

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Reviewed 4/2/2021
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
oregon coast and Arizona cities
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Desire comfortable tide, long range and reliability from my tire(s).

Frequent long distance recreational riding and everyday city utility use.

Group recreation riding at moderate to fast speeds. General city riding on mostly paved surfaces, hard-pack and occasional gravel.

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Reviewed 2/18/2021
by wah
Daily Commuter
riding all the mountain roads
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
rollin' along down the highway of life

i've been riding on these tires... it seems like forever. best road tires out there in a world of choices! i rode 246 days in 2020.... that's another story for another time... great handling, traction,cornering, very few flats. great value for the money, and bike tires direct has the best price retail to the end consumer, so what's not to love. for pure road riding, best tire on the market IMHO..... i've got more at my house than most bike shops have in stock. hurry up and read this and get out there and ride... well what are you waiting for... i'm outta here...

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Reviewed 6/26/2020
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Redlands CA
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Best Built Tires

I've heard so much about these Gatorskin tires. I purchased a pair back in March of 2020. I currently have about 2000 miles on them and they are still looking great. Not much wear. I believe they are bullet proof. I Live in Southern Ca and the streets have so much glass and rocks. I have not had a flat at all. I would recommend these to all.

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Reviewed 2/1/2021
by jimwbike
Cycling Enthusiast
Clearwater fl
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Long wearing easy rolling tire

I am on my second set of gator skin 28's. I did 5500 mi on the first set. and I now have 4800 on the second . Showing a little wear on back. But I think I will get 6000 mi out of them. 110 lbs of air and they roll nice. I ride mostly flat straight roads and bike paths here in Florida, so tired wear mostly in the center.

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Reviewed 10/13/2020
by Mogg
Daily Commuter
Los Angeles, Ca
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Overall Strong Performer

Training rides, city, suburb, good roads but lots of puncture/cut material. Gatorskins roll very nicely and corner well. High pressure makes for fast acceleration. Cuts are not a problem but thorns, metal wire and other hazards will flat your Gatorskins. This is not unusual even with quality tires like those from Continental but kind of refutes Continental's claim that materials and design in Gatorskins give superior protection from flats. In nearly 1000 miles I've had 3 flats, one from a thorn and two from wire shards (like from a wire brush) that worked their way past Gatorskin's "protections'. Overall I recommend Continental Gatorskins despite my luck on the road versus any other rider's luck with road hazards.

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Reviewed 9/25/2020
by mph66
Cycling Enthusiast
South Kingstown, RI
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
In GatorSkins We Trust

I got these when they went on sale, and I bought more than I needed at the time because they were on sale. The purchase was vetted by years of using these tires. If I put these on my bike (I'm in the Northeast US and I get in about 4-5k miles/season) I don't get flats. Period. If I use other tires (and I did- one season) it doesn't go well. The year I didn't use CGS, I ended up with 7 flats and had to purchase two [cheap] tires. You get what you pay for. I'll be using these Gatorskins again next year. I won't use anything else.

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Reviewed 9/8/2020
by Randy
New Port Richey, Florida
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Tires of Steel !

I ride 2-3 times a week on a paved bike trail it is generally closed to traffic. I chose these tires because I need durability and reliability for long rides while training for full distance Iron Man races. Knock on wood, I have yet to have a flat tire while using these tires over the course of three Iron Man training seasons. They are a bit heavier and thicker than standard racing tires, however the durability and reliability are more important to me. Highly recommend !!

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Reviewed 9/2/2020
by TDough
Cycling Enthusiast
Fairfield County, CT
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Bombproof!

Bombproof. No flats for you!!

Yes, they are hard to mount. Yes, they are a little heavy. However, you will not get flats and they ride and grip very well. I am a fan.

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Reviewed 8/26/2020
by mph66
Cycling Enthusiast
Rhode Island
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
The Gold Standard of Cycling Tires

I've been using these tires for years, and they never let me down. I'm over 4k miles this season, and they're still in great shape. I'm 5' 10" and 165. They grip the road well and you can count on them on turns. The only thing that might be a bit of a disadvantage is seating the wire-bead tires on my rim-brake Aksium wheels. Other than that, these tires are basically bomb-proof. I've bought other tires and have gone through ridiculous money spent on tubes. As soon as you put these on, you stop shelling out money. TCO is an important factor for me, in this regard. You pay a little more for these tires, but they'll pay off in the long run.

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Reviewed 9/8/2018
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Indiana
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7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
So far indestructible

Use these tires for road touring and have been through some rough roads as well forced to ride the shoulder and have not had any flat tires so far.

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Reviewed 8/13/2020
by Millie J
Texas
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
BikeTiresDirect Sell Quality Products

I love this store! I ordered these exact same tires on Amazon and had a flat immediately. In a search for a triathlon suit and I stumbled on the BikeTiresDirect website so I ordered another set of Continental Gatorskin tires from them. Not only was the price better but I immediately saw the difference in product. The Continentals from BikeTiresDirect were made in Germany and the exact tires from Amazon were made in China. The new tires are great! No flats! Thanks For selling quality products.

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Reviewed 5/9/2020
by Rocco
nj
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Like them

Tough and smooth riding. Perfect for crummy NJ roads

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Reviewed 11/24/2020
by Russ
Dearborn Heights, MI
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Good tire

Like the wire bead. Harder to get on than folding tires , but sidewall stands up longer , especially after a few flats. If you ride you are going to get flats. This tire lasted the longest last season of the three different brands I tried. So I got another set (on sale) to start the spring

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Reviewed 11/27/2020
by Wah
Colorado and then some
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Best road tire

Been riding these since late 80's early 90's.. best road tire out there, for non touring, just buy 'em... in my humble opinion

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Reviewed 11/19/2020
by Tim
Casual Cyclist
Milwaukee, WI
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Very Happy with this tire

I ride on city streets to get to the bike path which is my primary riding since I'm retired. I wanted durability and a smoother ride. These tires did not disappoint me. The ride is a soft feel but seem to roll nicely without much resistance. Perfect tire for my needs.

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by SallyB
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida
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6 of 6 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 3/5/2020
by Cycling_Gent
Cycling Enthusiast
Buda Texas
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tires - Long Lasting with LOW rolling Resistance

After 52,022 miles in 11 years this is the only tire I will ride with. Here in Texas, we have a lot of things that cause flats. Gatorskins have made my rides almost flat free.

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Reviewed 1/12/2021
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Hubert, NC
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Item was a great improvement to my bicycling experience,

I replace my bicycle tires with the continental Gator skins 700 tr. Tires and the made a big difference.

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Reviewed 1/12/2021
by Anonymous
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Best tires

Don't remember how many miles but they last for years

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