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Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
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Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire

Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire

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The Right Tire For The Toughest Conditions

With its robust construction, the Continental Gatorskin has been number one for the urban cyclist who doesn't let rough roads slow them down. The brand-new Black Edition 700c Road Tire, combines the technology you know and trust from the Gatorskin and gives you an updated, sleek aesthetic.

With Conti's PolyX Breaker®, the brand brings their car expertise to the bicycle tire segment: Polyester has been used successfully for years in car tires and been tried and tested many times. The extremely resistant polyester fibre is woven tightly crosswise. In this way, a very high fabric density is reached which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects but is also especially resistant to punctures. The rolling resistance is also not negatively affected by the PolyX Breaker.

Roll with the punches

Tires with DuraSkin® sidewall protection have to be able to roll with the punches. They are used under the harshest conditions. On messenger bikes, the tires skid along curbs; on touring bikes, they cross continents without wearing out. In racing cycling, they have to endure tough tests such as the Paris-Roubaix. The high-quality polyamide fabric protects the tire casing against the worst conditions.

Features:

  • All black sidewalls
  • Poly-X Breaker puncture protection and DuraSkin sidewall protection deliver excellent resistance to thorns, glass shards and other road debris
  • 180 tpi casing is supple for great road feel
  • Foldable bead helps keep weight low

    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) 

    Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

    Threads Per Inch: 60 

    700 x 23mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 225 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017280000 

    Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

    700 x 25mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 240 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017290000 

    Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

    700 x 28mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 280 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017300000 

    Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

    700 x 32mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 350 grams

    Mfg PartNum: 01017310000 

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

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    Reviewed 8/31/2021
    by Anonymous
    Casual Cyclist
    Des Moines, Iowa
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    Great tires! So far - very pleased with the tires.

    Only put a few hundred miles on the tires so far but I have been very happy with them. They provide a much better feel and grip than my previous tires.

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    Reviewed 9/2/2021
    Spanish Springs
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    Long lasting and tough

    Been buying Gatorskins for a while but the black edition looks great and give you lots of flat free miles.

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    Reviewed 9/24/2021
    by Anonymous
    Alabama Gulf Coast
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    Great

    Nice looking tire,, ridden about 200 mi

    performing great. I have always been able to depend on Gatorskins for 12 yrs +.

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    Reviewed 8/23/2021
    by BigRingJoe
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Kunkletown, PA
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    A tire that makes you feel confident

    The tires mounted without issue, I did a bare-handed install. So far so good, I've only put a few hundred miles on these tires in both wet and dry conditions. The tires ride smooth and seem to have good traction, while not picking up road debris. I'm very satisfied with them and I would recommend them

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    Reviewed 8/20/2021
    by Paul
    Eugene
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    Continental Gatorskin Black Edition

    Great puncture resistance. A quite light tire though really. Only weighed slightly more than the Continental 5000 tires I purchased. I will keep buying these, especially with the excellent sale prices that bike tires direct offers occasionally.

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    Reviewed 9/16/2021
    by Anonymous
    salt Lake City
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    I highly recommend these tires. They we recommended to me by a friend who rode a lot. He swore by them so I thought I'd give them a try. I've had them on my road bike ever since.

    These tires ride extremely well, and provide good traction under a variety of weather conditions. They are very durable. I have not had a flat since I started using these.

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    Reviewed 4/13/2021
    by lou
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Hilo, Hawaii
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Great price, tough to mount

    Ride in Hawaii over littered roads, either up or downhill with plenty glass, tire wire, pig guts and the occasional discarded virus mask. Mounting them (32s) on Swiss 470ds was nearly impossible (old man in 70s) but so far (400miles) no problem. They do, however, seem taller than wider so I've taken to riding them at lowest pressure. I more concerned with comfort than speed. Hope I never have to find out if, as one reviewer stated, they loosen up with time. As usual, great deal from BTD, and black is beautiful

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    Reviewed 8/2/2021
    by Anonymous
    woodbridge va
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    Great tires, flats tires are a thing of the past

    Great for local roads and bike trails, ride all season pretty much flat free. Awesome value

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    Reviewed 7/29/2021
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Land O Lakes, FL
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Repeat Purchases

    Both my wife and I have these tires on our road bikes - both of which are Trek cycles. Years ago (maybe ten) we started using Gatorskin tires after multiple flats using another brand of tire - which clearly was not as puncture resistant as the Gatorskins. They usually last use a couple years - I ride about 1,500 miles a year and my wife rides about 1,800 miles a year.

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    Reviewed 2/18/2021
    by Dan K
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Ky
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    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Quality of product is great. Customer service is EVEN BETTER!!

    This is my second set of Gatorskins. My first set lasted 10 years and I ride a lot. I have been a Bike Tires Direct customer for over 10 years. Always returned to BTD as they have great pricing, quick delivery and NO issues. I did recently run into a defective item and reached out to BTD. This (In my opinion) is where the rubber meets the road. Their Customer Service was OUTSTANDING!!!. They immediately responded and promptly sent a replacement. I will note that that the defective item was NOT the fault of BTD and could have happened with any company/product. The manner in which BTD handled this tells you that it puts its customers first. BTD is a pleasure to work with and I will continue to buy from them.

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    Reviewed 1/18/2021
    by MrNaturalMaui
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Kihei, HI
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    7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
    Excellent protection from flats

    Gatorskins provide excellent protection against a large percentage of flat-causing debris on the road. No tire is perfect, but these really offer everything you could hope for. They may be slightly heavier than optimum, but really aren't that many grams heavier than GP4000s, which are a terrible tire, wear-wise.

    I usually get about 2500-2800 mi on rear Gatorskin, and over 6000mi on front tire.

    I'm 180# and majority of roads I ride are pretty smooth pavement.

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    Reviewed 1/11/2021
    by ddchile
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Santiago, Chile
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    6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
    Never failed me yet!

    I made the switch to Gatorskins after my first puncture with the tires that came with my TREK Domane. I have never had one issue or puncture with them over thousands of miles of riding. I don't race, I'm a self challenge riders who typically does 2 50 mile rides and 1 70 mile rider per week. I live in Chile and some of the roads I'm o are major-league chip seal with lots of stuff embedded in them and don't get me started on what is on the roadside. All this to say, I LOVE Gatorskins and BTD always has great deals.

    -Longevity A+

    -Durability A+

    The only thing that I don't like about them, is after a little while strings of material from the tire start floating away from the tire. It concerned me at first until I read that Conti's do this. I snip them and keep going. It's just an annoying thing.

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    Reviewed 6/21/2021
    by Huddy
    SoCal
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    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Great tires, fair price

    I ride an average of 500 miles/month. The tires don't even seem to wear. Never had a flat yet. Since riding with these I have not purchased any other road tires. I have several bikes and use various sizes of 700c and all are excellent. I prefer the folding tires

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    Reviewed 6/19/2021
    by Velo Geezer
    Cycling Enthusiast
    NY Metro Area
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    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Black Edition: Gatorskin With a New Look

    I've been using Gatorskins for years because they are durable and smooth rolling. The Black Edition rides just like the originals. Hopefully,these will continue the Gator reputation for durability. The only difference so far is the lack of a brown waffling pattern on the sidewalls. Don't miss that one bit. Reduced sale price made these a really good value.

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    Reviewed 12/18/2020
    by Benzie
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Grand Rapids
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    0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Great looking bike tires

    I had purchased the Continental Gatorskin "Black Edition" 700c x 25 tires when they were offered for a sale price from Biketiresdirect. I figured at that price, buy them now for the future. I recently had a chance to sell my older Trek 2300 road bike (that I haven't been riding) to a friend, and I decided to mount the Black Edition tires on the Trek before I sold it for him. It really helped make the bike in like new condition! He was very pleased to see these quality tires on the bike.

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    Reviewed 11/19/2020
    by Jeff
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, Oregon
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    6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
    Tight when they're new but they loosen up quickly.

    When I initially mounted the Black Edition Gators on some DT SWISS R460 rims, it was a little tough and required pretty good torque on my levers. After about a month of riding on them, I noticed the directional arrow on the side of the tire was wrong. So here was a good opportunity to correct it and see if the tires had stretched out a bit. Too my surprise, they had definitely loosened up. Now they are not only very easy to get off the rim with my wimpy levers, but I can get them back on with bare hands ! ( Just start putting the 2nd bead of the tire on the rim at 180' opposite of the valve stem and finish at the valve stem).

    I have them on my rain bike and they handle very well on Portland's leaf-slop streets.

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    Reviewed 10/27/2020
    by Anonymous
    Daily Commuter
    San Jose
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    Good product, better sidewalls that non-black orig

    I've run original gatorskins for years as I do a combination of 40m commutes and long weekend rides. Biggest complaint with originals was sidewalls unraveling before tread wore out. Black edition seems to address that issue, at least has no visible mesh on sidewalls like original.

    Beyond that, with about 1K miles, wear is great and ride is about the same (overall good). Seems the tread is less sticky, but just my visual impression - no issues with loss of traction.

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    Reviewed 10/9/2020
    by Bacflip65
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Roseville, CA
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    2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    These Gatorskin Road Tires are great

    When I first got into riding a number of months ago, my friend forwarded me the BikeTiresDirect email regarding this offer. Although my current tires were perfectly fine, I decided the deal was too good to pass up. This week I had a blow out in my rear tire and subsequently changed out to my new Gatorskins previously purchased. I am glad I did. Great price back then and they were easy to install. First ride is today. I am looking forward to it.

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    Reviewed 8/14/2020
    by Leslie K
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Los Angeles
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    3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Virtually Flat Free - watch your mileage though...

    I do a lot of solo riding long distance, and the most debilitating thing about any ride is a mechanical or a puncture. The Gatorskin Blacks are trusted and tested to deliver me to the end goal every time. I've been riding about 1600k a month lately, so I do keep an eye on the road mileage. When the front tire gets a flat, that's when I know it's time to change them out before I do another century. I buy them in advance, so I always have a back up pair or two on hand. Note: Yes - they are heavier than racing tires, but the time I lose in climbing speed, I make up for, by not having to stop for a puncture. So if you change terrain over the course of one ride: glass, gravel, poor road quality, sand, pine needles, city garbage, etc... and you hate to change out a flat (ladies?) This tire is for you. The regular yellow sidewall Gators are also as durable, but the blacks are prettier. ;)

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    Reviewed 7/19/2021
    by Jim
    Colorado
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    Best wearing road tire

    These tires definitely are the best for riding on roads with debris and potholes. Great service from BTD

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