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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 wirebead clincher
  • PolyX Breaker casing
  • DuraSkin puncture protection
  • Three layers at 60 TPI
  • Available in 700x23-32mm
  • Intended use: road cycling, commuting, touring
  • Weight: 300g (700x25mm)
  • 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.


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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) 

Threads Per Inch: 180 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

RimSize: 622 mm

Made in: Germany 

700c x 23mm

Weight: 280 grams

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

Mfg PartNum: 01185370000 

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 

Mfg PartNum: C1010325 

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 

Mfg PartNum: C1010428 

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 

Mfg PartNum: C1010432 

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

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Reviewed 10/20/2022
by Anonymous
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Great wear and durability

Have used Gatorskins on my hybrid and road bike with only a few flats in several years. I�ve got almost 6,000 miles only last (rear) tire

I find the wire bead 700x23 or 28 a little tough to change but that�s because I don�t need to do it very often

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Reviewed 10/9/2022
by mph66
Rhode Island
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Tires for the Apocalypse

I cannot say how much I love these tires. I�ve been rolling Gatorskins for over a decade. Zero flats. Tons of mileage. Won�t buy anything else (or anywhere else).

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Reviewed 8/19/2021
by Marty
Boise, Idaho
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Excellent tires!

I HATE getting flats, so I went to 28 c Gatorskins and added an aftermarket puncture strip, extra thick tubes and sealant. I've pulled construction staples and mean-ass goatheads out of the tires and the tubes were fine. These tires laugh a such things. Overkill probably but nothing will slow you down more than a flat. I know they are a bit slower so I keep them at 110 psi, dropping to 95 psi if it's over 100 F outside. I ride a titanium bike so that smooths out the ride.

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Reviewed 6/26/2020
by Anonymous
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Redlands CA
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10 of 10 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 11/24/2023
by SFBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
New Braunfels, TX
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Well constructed and lasting. Easily traverses minor road hazards without negatively affecting function

I bought a respectfully used Bike on eBay. The tire that came on the bike had definitely seen better days. The decision to upgrade was more based on safety than looks. Those served me well, so I bought the same tires...again.

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Reviewed 9/8/2018
by Anonymous
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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 10/20/2022
by Anonymous
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Great wear and durability

Have used Gatorskins on my hybrid and road bike with only a few flats in several years. I�ve got almost 6,000 miles only last (rear) tire

I find the wire bead 700x23 or 28 a little tough to change but that�s because I don�t need to do it very often

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by SallyB
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Florida
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6 of 7 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 9/7/2023
by Lee
Cycling Enthusiast
Greeley, CO
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I needed a tire that was hopefully thorn proof

After 13 flats in 12 months of outside riding, I needed to go back to Continental Gatorskin tires. Timing was perfect since Bike Tires Direct had a one day sale on the tires. I still have some miles left on the GP5000 tires but will be changing soon.

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Reviewed 8/24/2023
by Anonymous
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Long Island NY
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I like the tires but I got three flats on the same tire in four days.

I bought two Gatorskin 700c about a week before a bike across NY (Empire State Ride) 560 miles Within four days I got three flats. I would have liked to return the same rear tire but I kept it due to the inconvenience. This tire has always served me well in the past OH well these things happen. Still a good tire I guess.

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Reviewed 7/24/2023
by Vintage Steel
Cycling Enthusiast
Northern Minnesota
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Never have had a flat with a Gatorskin.

I've used Gatorskins for years - never a single flat tire Not one, ever. Probably have put 50,000 miles on the dozens of these tires I've used over the years. I've run some of them down to the point there was virtually no tread left - still no flats.

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Reviewed 7/21/2023
by JL Linden
Va.
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Gatorskin 700c Road Tire

Great tire for riding the roads and Virginia Capital Trail. I�ve been riding on the brand for 8 years now. Love them.

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Reviewed 8/19/2014
by Bicycleman57
Cycling Enthusiast
Philadelphia PA
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11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
These tires cannot be beat, worth the weight and the cost.

I've tried many different types of tires from the modest priced ones to the very costly ones and none have measured up to the Gatorskins. I've completed 10 Ride the Rockies, and the only year I had flats (note the plural)was when I did not ride on Gatorskins. They are a bit heavier, but for the vast majority of riders this small additional weight will make little to no difference over 80, 90, or 100 miles. These are my go to tires and I fear not the broken glass, metal fibers, thornes, sharp rocks and all the other debris that come with riding. I ride urban, suburban and rural roads and trails and these work well on all surfaces. My current set have well over 4,000 miles and are still going strong.

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Reviewed 8/11/2014
by Anonymous
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
truth in labeling police

The 700x32s actually were 700x30 mounted up. Otherwise, these are a durable, high mileage tire. I've had about 10 of various sizes. At 200 lbs, on mostly chip-seal I often see 3-4K miles on the rear.

Performance-wise you give up nothing detectable vs 700x212325 and gain some rough road capability.

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Reviewed 7/17/2014
by gcreason
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Boston, MA
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21 of 21 customers found this review helpful.
Amazing combination of performance and durability

Recently, I rode Continental Gatorskins (700 x 32 with folding bead) on a fully loaded touring bike from San Diego to Boston. About 300 miles of the trip were on crushed limestone bike paths, with a few miles of coarse gravel. The Gatorskins turned out to be an excellent choice. They performed superbly. I started out with a pair of new Gatorskins on the bike, and one new spare. Then I rotated the three tires so that each one had approximately equal wear. During the entire 3,500 mile trip, I had only one flat, which was due to a typical piece of wire from a disintegrated truck tire, picked up on an interstate, in a rain storm. At the end of the trip, all three tires were in good condition, with many miles left in them. The Gatorskins are reasonably light, with good puncture resistance and resistance to cuts. They provide a comfortable ride and good traction. In addition to this tour, I have used the Gatorskins for urban commuting, for years. These tires deliver amazing performance at a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 7/21/2014
by Laura the aspie
Cycling Enthusiast
Cornville, AZ
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Continued report on my Gators

I have put at least 250 miles on them thus far, that I am currently using bike for rehab after injury is keeping miles lower than I would like. Now admittedly I have taken a belts and braces approach to flats following a flat every five miles or so with the stock tyres and tubes that worked fine in California. In mid elevation Aridzona the standard units had not a chance, we have stickers on stickers! So inside my Gatorskins are Flat Attack tubes.

The gators ride smoothly enough for my back, and they roll fast. No flats yet, and I think that their lack of tread is a good thing to keep thorns from finding a cosy place to hide.

Now another thing to add. They work in dirt. Well understand this is within reason. I run 700 X 32 which is a fairly narrow high pressure tyre and as such I do not expect flotation. The sidewalls are thin and flexy and doubtless would be upset at being bashed against ragged lava rocks. They are slick and do not excel at dirt traction. What I am saying is that they are not abyssimal. What I am saying is that on a dirt road, we have many here, they do jut fine at lower speeds such as is are lilely to be ridden by a hybrid bike with no suspension. They are not any worse than the stock tyres in any respect and so while a person seeking dirt needs different rubber on a different bike, should a few miles of decent dirt get between you and your destination ride on!

Still loving my Gators!

And more thanks to Bike Tires Direct!

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Reviewed 6/5/2014
by guambikes
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Guam, USA
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21 of 22 customers found this review helpful.
Best commuter tire.

I have ridden this on a touring bike I use for commuting and a pure road bike I also use for commuting in Washington state (all seasons) and in Guam (only get one season) for the last two years. At 120 miles a week I have never gotten a flat. At 200 pounds and growing, thanks Corona, I'm not exactly a light weight. On one of my first rides on this tire I hit a bottle that exploded cutting my leg with glass. This tire couldn't have cared less. Without these I wouldn't commute here in Guam with all the drivers forcing me off the road where I have run over all manner of things including pieces of brake rotor, wheel weights, broken glass, and even dead animals. Weight isn't my greatest concern. Getting to work on time is. Buy these tires if this is your goal.

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Reviewed 4/17/2014
by Warrantone
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Salinas, CA
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34 of 34 customers found this review helpful.
Not perfect but the best available for durability/flat resistance without ridiculous amount of tread.

I buy all tires for the family so my experiences are more than what I alone acquired. One of my sons moved to an inner city area with lots of glass and started getting flats regularly. Gatorskins solved the problem. One flat in two years. Another son moved to an area with lots of sharp rocks and thorns. He was also plagued with flats. Again, Gatorskins solved the problem. They are impossible to mount with cheap tire irons but that is their only downside. Maybe foldables are easier - I've only used wire bead. At one point I looked around because I thought another efficient tire with similar ratings would be less expensive. Couldn't find anything better than the Continental Gatorskin. This is the longest lasting most flat resistant tire available unless you buy a heavy cumbersome touring tire with a lot of tread. Personally I ride over glass and rocks and only had one flat, even though the tread is squared off. They ride smooth and I've never had a problem on wet surfaces.

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Reviewed 2/24/2014
by Surfer Cyclist
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Upper Desert in So Calif
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51 of 52 customers found this review helpful.
Heavy, stiff, but reliable & durable

Stiff tyre to put on the rim. I found starting at the valve and working around the tyre seemed easier. No snakebite flats because I inflate the tube a little.

I ride mostly road in Calif upper desert, about 75-100 mi per week. Lots of sticker weeds and small sharp rocks like shards of glass. Very resistant to those hazards. Just two days ago I pulled a sticker weed from the sidewall on the front Gatorskin. It was in a ways but no flat when I pulled it out.

I like the little divots to indicate when to replace them. I had a blow out once on the rear Gator. Took it to the shop and it was swapped out for a new one. Conti guarantees their tyre. The tyre was defective.

This site has excellent prices for this tyre. It may weigh a little bit, but I feel more confident on my rides which are sometimes out on lonely deserted paved roads. Very hot, arid climate doesn't seem to affect the rubber.

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Reviewed 12/15/2023
by  Maj229
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SoCal
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Great tires for a tandem

I�ve been riding these tires on my tandem and my road bikes ??? for years. They wear extremely well and have great puncture resistance. I would highly recommend them.

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