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Continental Gatorskin Black Edition 700c Road Tire 700 x 32mm - Blackwall
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
700 x 32mm - Blackwall
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Description

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%.

  • Specifications

    Threads Per Inch: 60 

    Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

    Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

    700 x 23mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 225 grams

    Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

    Mfg PartNum: 01017280000 

    700 x 25mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 240 grams

    Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

    Mfg PartNum: 01017290000 

    700 x 28mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 280 grams

    Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

    Mfg PartNum: 01017300000 

    700 x 32mm - Blackwall

    Weight: 350 grams

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

    Mfg PartNum: 01017310000 

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    Reviewed 5/6/2024
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Reading, PA
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    Good endurance tire

    I've used gatorskins on my tandem bike for years with good results. I rode on a mix of gravel and paved roads without any major damage to either tread or carcass. I decided to use them on my road bike after a series of flats with another tire. So far they have been very reliable, handled well and returned good mileage. My rear tire is about worn out so I am ordering a replacement. They are reasonably priced too. This will probably be my go-to tire from now on. I ride about 600 miles per month.

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    Reviewed 8/28/2023
    by Warren
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Seattle
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Gator Skins. Incredible tires.

    I like to have a fresh set of tires every year when I do the Seattle to Portland ride. This was my 35th year and I have used Gators for many of them.

    They have been flawless and it's one more thing I don't have to worry about when I ride from Seattle.

    I leave them on for training the following year, them change out again. However there would be no problem leaving them on for several years I'm sure.

    I now have a lot of spares.

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    Reviewed 4/15/2024
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Sacramento, Calif
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    My favorite flat proof tire

    I am a retired 77 year old 'club rider". I ride with the group 25 - 50 miles, 3 days a week. This is over various terrain. I use the Gatorskin Black on the rear of my bike. I have not had a flat in about a year now.

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    Reviewed 11/4/2022
    by Efitness1
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Spokane, WA
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    1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Great product and great service!

    Can't say enough good things about the Continental Gatorskin and the customer service at BikeTiresDirect! In regards to the product very durable and very fast tire. I ride about 60 miles per week on smooth and coarse aggregate pavement on a Trek fitness bike. I also encounter some potholes so I wanted a fast, durable tire and this tire fits the bill, very pleased! In regards to the customer service at BikeTiresDirect; outstanding! The day after I had purchased the tires online they went "on sale" and I was given a credit to the sale price, no questions asked. This was my first purchase from this vendor and it certainly won't be my last! "Kudos" to BikeTiresDirect!!

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    Reviewed 10/28/2022
    by Biomanghs
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Longer tread life and fewer flats

    I have tried SO many different tires over the years and keep coming back to Gatorskins because they last. So much longer than other tires and they are very flat resistant. If you are a weight weenie they probably aren�t for you because they are a little bit heavier but if if you like to mount�em and forget �em, these are awesome!

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    Reviewed 3/26/2024
    by Anonymous
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    Great tires at a good price

    Gator Skins have been my go to tires for a number of years now. These black version of the tires are not only cheaper than the gold label version but I was also able to get the bigger size for my e-bike. Just like the version I have used on my regular carbon fiber road bike, I expect to get many miles on these tires without flats.

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    Reviewed 11/13/2023
    by PDXro
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    I love these darn things!

    I run these things on my road bike all the time now, because there's a lotta glass on the roads and paths (Portland, Or) these days. These things are heavier than race or training tires, yes they are, but I do like getting about 80% fewer flats. I stretched a pair of these to 4000 miles once, not one flat, but that was in Europe where there's far less glass & crap on the bikeways. I usually retire them at about 2000 miles, which is about 3 times longer than the training tires I used to use.

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    Reviewed 8/3/2023
    by Vic P
    Corona, CA
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    4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
    Great tires!

    I ride the rough rides of Southern California for exercise. These tires hold up very well, although not completely bullet proof. I've had one flat over several hundred miles, which is remarkable considered some of the road conditions, which include glass, palm fronds, rocks, tree nuts, potholes, cracks in the pavement, goat heads, and every other piece of detritus one can imagine. While I'm not a super fast rider, they hold the corners well and provide a stable and secure ride. I'm 185 lbs. with a 24 lb. Bike and inflate the tires to 73 psi rear and 71 psi front. (Per the Silca professional tire pressure recommendation). I ride the 700x28 size on my Trek 3009 7.7 FX. These are a great reliable tire that keeps you on the road safely without having to fix many flats. I heartily recommend them for any one commuting or training on your bike.

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    Reviewed 12/24/2023
    by Jeff
    Southern California
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    Sturdy tire!!!

    This tire will give you confidence to ride through most road debris. Goat heads,glass and most garbage!!! I ride So Cal desert and mountain roads which can have a lot of goatheads. Had a piece of glass make its way into tire which is rare. Black version looks better than old version. These tires have noticeable resistance and weight but overall well worth it. Great protection and longevity!!!

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    Reviewed 12/21/2023
    by Anonymous
    Southern California
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    Great training tires

    I race on other tires but I train on Gator Skins. They are puncture resistant and long lasting. The larger sizes of 28 and above are easier to put on and off wheels which is a huge benefit. I highly recommend these for training purposes.

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    Reviewed 4/10/2023
    by CaptainPico
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Pico Rivera, CA
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Looks good in all black, good puncture protection, last me about 2500 miles

    Continental Gatorskin are my go to tires these days. I like the puncture resistant focus and the build quality. I have noticed over the last few years that I have fewer punctures for longer period of times as compared to Michelin Pro Endurance which were at one time my tire of choice until they were no longer available. The Gatorskins are a bit heavier but a good trade off for peace of mind. I especially like the Black Edition as it complements the titanium color of my bike. I ride daily for pleasure and appreciate a dependable tire. I change my tires at about 2500 miles even though the Gatorskins probably have some life left. I prefer to do so in order to minimize potential punctures as the tire tread starts to wear down. I rotate my tires at around 1200 miles to balance the wear between the front and back as the back usually wears faster.

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    Reviewed 4/10/2023
    by Leonard H.
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Perry, GA
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    These are always reliable.

    It's a toss-up between Continental Gatorskins and Vittoria Randonneur (old style, original 110 (?) PSI casing) for everything except the number of miles I can will out of the Gatorskins seems to be a bit lower. My first set of Gatorskins came to a premature demise when I ran through a day-old automobile accident site and sliced the casings on some plastic debris. I didn't get full life out of that set, so it remains to be seen if my lower mileage predictions are correct. The positive tradeoff is in wet road grip. The Gatorskins are much safer in the rain. As I'm an all-weather cyclist, that is a trade I'll gladly make if it costs a few extra dollars a month to replace the tires more frequently.

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    Reviewed 12/15/2022
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Ashland, OR
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    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
    Great winter tires...or year round

    I was using the Grand Prix 5000 tires and though I loved the smooth and supple quality of the ride they provided, I was getting too many flats. I was concerned that the Gatorskins would be too harsh of a ride. They are heavier and stiffer but, honestly, not that bad. I find the ride to be pretty comfortable and, after many rides, I am still free of flats so definitely worth the switch. I think this is the only tire I'm going to use from now on, year round.

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    Reviewed 10/21/2023
    by Anonymous
    Centreville, Virginia
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    High Quality

    I�ve been buying Gatorskins for awhile now and really like them. They are durable and well made. Knock on wood, I have not had any flats with these. These are the first Blackwall versions I�ve owned and they go well with my Cannondale Bad Boy Disc.

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    Reviewed 11/8/2022
    by Phil
    New Jersey
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    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
    Excellent

    Mounted these on a Bushnell tandem last month and rode 500km with 12000ft of climbing in Morocco. Tires handle beautifully especially on descents. Only 20 minutes of showers to test road grip but all went well

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    Reviewed 11/7/2022
    by CCCH
    Scottsdale AZ
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    Outstanding tires

    Outstanding tires� I have ridden Continental tires for over 25 years.

    The Gatorskins are an excellent tire for serious training, high mileage, and puncture resistance.

    A little more work to mount but worth the effort

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    Reviewed 9/24/2023
    by lado
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Boston, MA
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    They feel very sturdy

    I replace my Bontrager R3 tires that are crazy speedy but often flat so tried Gatorskin and only one thing they feel like they are connected with magnet to the ground super safe hope flat would be less with them but only disadvantage is speed, they are totally lazy comparing with R3 if you can compare those two tires. Very happy with my purchase traded speed for comfort.

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    Reviewed 8/21/2022
    by Steve W
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Lakewood Ranch, FL
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    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
    I can no longer trust these tires

    After riding Gatorskins on my road bike exclusively for the past seven years, I have had three sidewall blowouts so far this year. The last, which was yesterday, after only 280 miles of use. In each example, I could not find a specific cause. Up until yesterday, I had loved these tires. So I�ll be switching to another brand because I�m tired of being stranded miles from home.

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    Reviewed 8/2/2022
    by Bob
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, or
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    Tough, seem to be more precisely built than previous version

    I've used Gatorskins for several years. Since our city (Portland, OR) no longer seems to care to maintain its bikepaths and bikelanes, I need a tougher tire than the Rubino Pros I used to rely on. Only drawback with Gatorskins was that when they were brand new, they often didn't seat in the rims at first, causing unexpected blowouts a few minutes after inflation. Sometimes it took several attempts to get them to seat properly. These new black edition tires -- for whatever reason -- did not have that problem. I've installed several, all perfectly on the first go. They are hard to mount/dismount, especially when new and/or cold, so unless you have hands of Hercules, pack a couple tire levers in your repair kit.

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    Reviewed 1/1/2024
    by Anonymous
    S. Ore
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    Excellent wearing and value

    Tire wear well and are an excellent choice for training especially for the value conscious rider.

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