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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

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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 1/11/2021
    by ddchile
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Santiago, Chile
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    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 1/11/2021
    by Geoff
    Saline, Michigan
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    Gator Skins

    I have always used Gator Skins. I ride a Trek Domane. My color is yellow with black trim. The black gator skins go great with my bike and black rims. Gator skins hold up great riding on Michigan roads.

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    Reviewed 12/18/2020
    by Benzie
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Grand Rapids
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    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 1/11/2021
    by WZ
    Daily Commuter
    Atlanta
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    Gatorskin's are the gold standard for urban comuting. great tires.

    Great tires, with great service from bitetiresdirect!

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    Reviewed 11/19/2020
    by Jeff
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, Oregon
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    2 of 2 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 12/23/2020
    by Old and in the way
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tennessee
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    Lets you keep riding

    Nothing will mess up your group ride like a rider with a flat and the down time while the tube is replaced. I replace these tires out about every two years of riding (about 6,000 miles). I very rarely flat with these tires. I admit that I am a bit anal when I clean my bike and I do look for and remove glass, metal and rocks from the little cuts it get in the normal course of riding.

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    Reviewed 12/24/2020
    by wah
    Cycling Enthusiast
    up in the mountains
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    color blind

    just like the "regular" gator skin, best daily tire for riding. just buy them, either/or, been on gator skins since late '80's, incredible pieces of work.....i ride 5-7 days a week 12 months a year, with or without a bike tour. best tire, that is NOT A TOURING TIRE!!! i guess if you carry no gear, and just ride it'll do well for you ... best touring tire is schwalbe...

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    Reviewed 1/9/2021
    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Orange Beach
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    Tires always work well and hold up on our tandem.

    They hold up well with sand covered shoulders on the road.

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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 10/27/2020
    by Anonymous
    Daily Commuter
    San Jose
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    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 12/18/2020
    by kw-2wheel
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Maryland
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    Gatorskins have the durability I needed & I liked the all black color

    I have been riding Continental Gatorskins for a decade, all road miles. These tires are very durable. I recently bought the 32mm Black Edition for my Trek Domane+ e-bike. With the extra weight of an e-bike, the Gatorskins have the durability I needed & I liked the all black color. With BTD, I always get a great price -- I've been a customer for years.

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    Reviewed 12/19/2020
    by Jon S
    rhode island, usa
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    Go-To Tire

    The continental gator skin tire is my go-to tire for most of the year. Being able to ride in the messier months is a must for me and these tires hold up to some of the worst weather and roads covered in anything from sand to salt.

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    Reviewed 7/10/2020
    by Kielbasa
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Boulder, CO
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    16 of 16 customers found this review helpful.
    My go to winter tire

    These are my go to winter tires for riding in Colorado. The local county here puts gravelsand down over the winters that will shred most other tires. But the Gatorskins stand up and I can normally get 2 winters out of a set, or about 2,500 miles. This year I've kept them on for the summer and have been taking them on gravel roads and dirt, without any puncture issues. I hope they keep making the black limited edition because they look so much better than the standard gator skins. I'm also 6'4 and 195 lbs so I'm on the heavier end of things.

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    Reviewed 8/14/2020
    by Leslie K
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Los Angeles
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    2 of 2 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 11/12/2020
    by Anonymous
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    Excellent product - best tires

    This product allows for great traction and ability to go over debris on the trail without getting a flat as with other tires. I highly recommend these tires to daily bikers especially during fall months/weather.

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    Reviewed 11/13/2020
    by John Rios
    Orlando , Florida
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    Continental Gatorskin black Edition

    I can say with out a Doubt the best all around tires made by Continental. At first I was worried about adding weight and running a slower tire on my bike but that is not a factor on these tires if you want reliability of not getting flats

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    Reviewed 12/18/2020
    by Anonymous
    Santa Monica
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    Gatorslin tough

    Gatorskin Black edition tires have displayed all the toughness of the original Gatorskin and the dark black sidewalk looks great against my Ti frame.

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    Reviewed 11/6/2020
    by Roy Halberg
    Southern California
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    Love these tires

    Gatorskins are my go to tires. I've tried others in the hope of saving money but keep coming back. Others always disappoint. I've often ridden my gators for months without any flats. You can't go wrong with these

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    Reviewed 11/7/2020
    by Roy Halberg
    Southern California
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    Love these tires

    Gatorskins are my go to tires. I've tried others in the hope of saving money but keep coming back. Others always disappoint. I've often ridden my gators for months without any flats. You cant go wrong with these

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    Reviewed 11/7/2020
    by Roy Halberg
    Southern California
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    Love these tires

    Gatorskins are my go to tires. I've tried others in the hope of saving money but keep coming back. Others always disappoint. I've often ridden my gators for months without any flats. You can' go wrong with these

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