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Black/Duraskin - 700c x 22mm
Continental Sprinter Gatorskin Tubular Tire

Continental Sprinter Gatorskin Tubular Tire

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The new Continental Sprinter Gatorskin combines the key features of Continental's very popular Ultra Gatorskin clincher with Black Chili compound and puncture protection Duraskin. If you love the feel of tubulars but want a more durable tire, this is the one for you. Perfect for getting the miles in during early season training when the roads are in the worst shape, or even racing when the roads are too tough for racing-specific tires. Removable core. Black with Duraskin sidewall and Black Chili compound. Max inflation pressure is 170 psi, 700c x 22mm (22-622 ISO), 300g and 700c x 25mm (25-622 ISO), 320g.

Weight: 300 grams

Weight: 300 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 22-622 

Max Pressure: 170 psi

Applications: Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

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Reviewed 8/3/2017
by Billmars04
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Sacramento, CA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great Tire

Continental tires are my go to tires, and gatorskin makes it even better. I am the only one of 700 members in my club that uses tubulars. I am the only one who doesn't get flats on our rides. I did have one flat, but it was the only flat in 11 years with the club.

With Tubulars one has to glue the tire and the rim, and then put them together. It can get messy, but not with a little experience.

Anyone using tubulars would find this tire to be long wearing and not prone to flats. Well worth the money.

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Reviewed 2/27/2018
by happy camper
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Austin. Texas
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4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
Durable, and ride well

I literally never have flats with these, though I do wear them out especially the back. Best to get a bunch of these when on sale. Get the Tufo tape when on sale also. It's a lot easier install them with the tape, not glue (and tape works well). The easiest is the Tufo tape (removes most easily) but 3M VHB Heavy Duty Mounting Tape (5952 Black, 34 in x 15 yd 45 mil) works great too though harder to remove used 3M tap (I usually get two mounts out of the 3M tape). Be sure to mount them on a rim and bring them up to max pressure overnight to stretch them (don't hand stretch them). Definitely use orange seal and you'll be good to go.

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Reviewed 7/24/2017
by Charlie
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Upstate NY
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Great durable tubular tire

The Contintental Tubular Gatorskin is a durable, longer lasting and fast tire for weight and costs. The reasonable pricing makes this tire a deal! They wear well on rougher road as well as rolling extremely fast on smooth surfaces.

Remember these tires must be pre stretched before applying to rim.

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Reviewed 10/12/2017
by Dave
pennsylvania
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Wrong tire for my use

This is not a good tire for my racing wheelchair. It is to wide a tire for my racer and is a bit softer under weight. However works perfectly for my handcycle

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Reviewed 3/28/2016
by Mike
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Northern Virginia
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Continental Gator Sprinter tubular tire is tough, reliable, responsive

I was using the basic Continental and Vittoria tubulars for years, but getting too many punctures that I had to repair. Tread wore down quickly, especially on the Conti.

I switched to the Gator Sprinters last year and have not had a single flat despite a full year of hard fixed-gear training rides. They hold pressure well and feel responsive on hard cornering. Tread wear has been minor. For the small additional price, well worth it.

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Reviewed 5/29/2017
by Jamis
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New Hampshire
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A very good wearing tire

Handles well in the hills and mountains of New hampshire.

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Reviewed 5/30/2015
by mountainman
Competitive Racer
Middle Appalachia
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Very good tireprice

I had been running Conti Competition and thought I'd try the Sprinter out over the winter for training.

Bought the 25 mm to match newer, wider rim and have been running it on the back since gluing it up.

VERY comfortable tire, corners well and hasn't shown signs of wear after hours on the trainer and quite a bit of road wear.

I'm very pleased, and probably won't be spending almost double on Competition's if the Sprinter's are all as consistent as my first.

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Reviewed 2/6/2015
by Randall
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Santa Cruz CA
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5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
well-made

Bought this as a high-mileage training (everything is training) tubular. Have not put enough mileage on it to know if will last as well as the gatorskin clinchers that I have used in the past. However, did notice immediately that the tire is very well-made and balanced. Cheaper tubulars are often unbalanced and this causes some wobble or bump when descending. Also, this tire can take pressure up to 170 psi which is awesomely high.

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Reviewed 9/29/2014
by Anonymous
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Excelent

Excellent product. I have use other brands but I always get back to Contis, they are the best tires in my experience. I wish they would last longer and be less expensive but other wise great product.

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Reviewed 8/29/2014
by AlaBiker
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Alabama
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5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great tire!

Finally found a tubular I can trust! Being new to tubulars I went with another brand. Had troubles right off the bat with small punctures but was able to patch with sealant, however that was problematic as it gunked up my valve stems making it hard to put air in the tire eventually. Finally had to walk home about 8 miles and that did it! Replaced with these and several hundred miles later no probs whatsoever! I still carry sealant but haven't had to use it yet. I ride both clinchers and tubulars and will be buying Continentals for both now!

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Reviewed 11/7/2013
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
FL
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5 of 15 customers found this review helpful.
Noisy

I am 200lb triathlete using these in 25mm for racing 40K. Very nice looking tire. However, at 22-23mph they get noisy and the front one had a vibration un-attributable to the wheel or road. I was only running them at 135psi. Any higher than that and much worse. Avoid these for race speeds.

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Reviewed 9/26/2013
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
San Francisco, CA
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8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Great training tubie, and light enough for everything else

We use these as an everyday/every occasion tire. It hasn't let us down yet. I prefer Conti tires when it comes to mounting. They have a snug fit and the cotton backing isn't coated in wax so it absorbs the glue easily (requiring more glue but at least you know it is good).

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Reviewed 8/5/2013
by Anonymous
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Breckenridge, CO
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9 of 10 customers found this review helpful.
Great Grip and feel!!!

Placed them on my Road racing wheels....what a difference in confidence for the tight turns, as well as, the fast descents here in the Colorado mountains..

Definitely will run these...

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Reviewed 7/5/2013
by Toki
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New York, NY
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
In 25mm good tubular for training and bad roads

Especially the 25mm version in combination with new wide rims like ZIPP Firecrest a very comfortable yet fast choice - also for winter rides with bad road conditions and a lot of stonesgravel in your way. Nice all year training tubular - I clearly prefer 25mm over 22mm.

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Reviewed 6/27/2013
by Cycling dude 6
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Salt Lake City UT
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7 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
Long Lasting and durable!

This is the only tubular I buy due to the fact that I am a fast recreation rider that can hold my own and have some KOM on Strava. I ride about 200 miles a week and this is the only tire that holds up for a long time. Love it. Ive tried lighter, but hate the lack of wear of them. I ride these on my daily ride wheels.

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Reviewed 6/10/2013
by rrwms28
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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.
Great to be riding sewups again.

I recently decided to take my 1983 Pinarello and it's Mavic GP4 sew up wheels out of mothballs. I was looking for durable tires as well as legendary sewup comfort and handling. These Gatorskins did not disappoint. I have only about 200 miles on them so I can't speak to longevity but so far they have been great. They are very difficult to mount on the rims, though.

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Reviewed 6/6/2013
by kunsunoke
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southeastern PA
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9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Fat tubies to make you forget about clinchers

Even on an older bike (Peugeot PX-10) they perform quite well, adding plushness to an already comfortable and fast platform. At high pressures (over 150 psig) they accelerate well without giving up too much in the way of compliance. Wish I had these on all my bikes.

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Reviewed 1/20/2013
by f
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Buffalo NY
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6 of 7 customers found this review helpful.
Could be the best tire for the money just got better

I have been waiting for this tire for 2 years since i knew it was coming out. The 25mm width will make the ride fast and comfortable. This will become everyones favorite and will be sold out before you know it. The tire was easy to stretch on a rim right out of the box, not always a easy thing for Conti tires and you can feel the soft rubber compound which should give it great traction in those wet early season races or rides.

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Reviewed 11/18/2012
by mdonald9
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Edmond, WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Durable tubulars at a good price

I started using tubulars over a year ago although I use different wheels during the winter. What a fantastic ride. The Conti Sprinter Gatorskin tubular wears great and I rarely get flats. Over 1500 miles on the current rear tire with a minor flat that some latex liquid fixed right up. The front has over 2900 miles without ever a flat and still plenty of wear left. I've not tried other tubulars but can't see a reason to, especially given the price of these.

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Reviewed 9/20/2012
by tommoon11
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Porter Ranch, CA
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
best all around training tire!

I switched to Continental and I am very happy with the performace. The tire is very durable, light, easy to install and overall a great value! I would highly recommend as daily training tire.

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