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


Open Box - This product has one or more Open-Box units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). Open-Box units are brand-new and contain all standard parts and accessories. The full manufacturer warranty applies.

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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%.

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 Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

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 Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

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 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 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 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
Cycling Enthusiast
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 8/29/2022
by Anonymous
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great training tire

As older stubborn cyclist I am reluctant to move to tubeless from tubes, and really why when I run Gatorskins. For me I haven't had any punctures in 2800km with them and I travel on all kinds of surfaces. Not the fastest nor the most comfortable tire, but for me there is no better training tire.

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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 7/11/2022
by Bandier
Cycling Enthusiast
Southern California
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Gatorskins... Can't go wrong

Continental Gatorskins are your best bang for the buck. They aren't the cheapest but you definitely get loooong life and very good road hazard protection. They are built with a tougher interior to prevent that intrusive thorn or glass bit that may stall the ride. Yet still give an excellent road control and comfort. Two thumbs for these babies!!!

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by SallyB
Cycling Enthusiast
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 7/9/2021
by Grab
Cycling Enthusiast
Jacksonville, Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good so far, but extremely difficult to mount on rim.

Replaced worn out Conti Ultra Sport III. Rolling resistance higher than Ultra Sport. Noticed a 1 mph drop in average speed over 10 mile daily course that I ride, but I expected this. Otherwise happy with the tire so far. Seems durable and holds pressure well. Good lateral grip going around corners and cul-de-sacs.

This is the most difficult tire to mount - compared to my experience with other Continental tires previously. it took all of my patience and 30+ minutes per tire to get them on. Extremely stiff and tight tire bead.

Expensive, but time will tell if the durability enhances value. I ride 2000+ miles a year, so I won't know for a while about cost/longevity trade off. I expect it to be good.

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Reviewed 6/13/2022
by Colin
Daily Commuter
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great tires

I found that my 23C tires were a bit delicate and unforgiving for daily rides. These Continentals are a bit heavier, but seem durable, and are still very fast. The ride is certainly more comfortable. Very happy with this purchase

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Reviewed 5/5/2022
by Chilebrown
Cycling Enthusiast
Bay Area
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
No flats and Smooth Ride

This is my go-to tire. I was getting so many flats and now I do not. The tire rolls just fine and I get a lot of miles out of it. I actually prefer the wire bead because to me it is a little easier to change on a tight rim.

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Reviewed 2/18/2021
by wah
Daily Commuter
riding all the mountain roads
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3 of 3 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 4/19/2022
by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Utah
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rubber comes off in chunks

These tires are pretty good at flat protection. The problem I have with them is the rubber starts coming off in chunks when there seems to still be quite a few miles left on them. I run them at the max pressure, maybe that is the problem. I don't know. I still like them compared with other tires I have tried.

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Reviewed 3/31/2022
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Los Angeles, CA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Robust protection, smooth ride

I switched from balding 25mm that came with my (used) bike to new 28mm Gatorskins, and although I've lost a little bit of speed, I have a much smoother ride and have much more confidence in the integrity of my tubes. No flats yet!

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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 9/2/2022
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 8/11/2014
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
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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
Cycling Enthusiast
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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