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Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

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Reviewed 8/13/2018
by Daniel
Daily Commuter
Forest Grove, OR
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Perfect tire ordered with ease, delivered quickly

Each year I install new tires on my road tandem. I always find exactly what I need at BTD - the continentals are durable and perform beautifully for adventures my wife and I enjoy on our tandem.

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Reviewed 8/13/2018
by John
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Minatare, NE
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The tires seem OK but they're really hard to install.

I had to buy a special tool (a bead jack) to get these tires mounted. The tool fits in my little triangle frame bag, but I don't look forward to having to change a tire on the road, which will inevitably happen . Bad enough in the shop. I like to ride in the evening, but now I have to leave home earlier to be sure there's enough daylight to get a tire on.

If you want tires that will go on easily on the road, look elsewhere for them.

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Reviewed 8/9/2018
by Ken
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Lewes, Delaware
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Continental Gatorskin 700c x 32 Road Tire (Wire Bead) are GREAT

The Continental Gatorskin 700c x 32 Road Tire (Wire Bead) are working great on my Giant Hybrid. I ride on both roadways and gravel trails. I have had no trouble with ride, sand or flats. I would highly recommend these tires.

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Reviewed 8/9/2018
by bicycle bill
chicago
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you still get flats

I commute daily in Chicago. I have 700 x28s on my cyclo cross bike. I typically inflate at 100 psi. The tires are not puncture proof. This week some tiny construction shrapnel found its way in. The tires are good against road glass but not metal pieces. Pick your routes carefully.

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Reviewed 7/30/2018
by Anonymous
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ohio
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I have very few flats with this tire.

I don't like flats so I use this tire.

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Reviewed 7/31/2018
by Anonymous
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Portland, OR
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My first choice in tires

My wife and daughter rode across the country on a loaded tandem using these tires without a flat. When it came time to replace the tires on the tandem my wife and I ride, I never seriously considered anything else.

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Reviewed 7/25/2018
by Zeya
Arizona
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New bee

Im new to road biking and was getting so many flats, and the Trek store in Arizona recommended These tires. I went almost 3 months of riding with 2 flats, I started getting more as I put so many miles on them, I think they are thinning out too much now. It also rained pretty hard here and a lot of stuff came up on the bike lanes too, so that could be why Im getting more flats also. I dont keep track of my miles but have been commuting to school daily in average 110 temperatures, maybe more. I also chose to be more of a minimalist so I dont have a car, and could imagine how much Im riding around, even getting groceries, and pads. I cant wait to have that comfort again that I had before, and order another pair making it my 3 month mark with these, on to a new pair

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Reviewed 7/27/2018
by CleanAirBob
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Draper, UT
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Love these tires...a little heavy but I have NEVER had a puncture! Never!!

Lost pressure in my front tire last Wednesday and I thought I had my first puncture. Found out it wasn't true!! My bike shop twisted the tube during installation and it apparently rubbed until it failed. This is the forth set of Gatorskins (old commuter, new commuter, gravel, and road bikes) and NEVER HAD A PUNCTURE!! Probably 10,000 miles easy...no punctures!! My type of tire!!

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
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Hilo HI
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/21/2018
by Anonymous
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Excellent life, puncture resistance, and traction

I get more 1500 miles per tire with no flats.

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/22/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 6/23/2018
by Richard K Remmen
Daily Commuter
Hilo HI
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A pleasant surprise, ride like a dream

I've always used Schwalbe Marathon plus, but my size was unavailable and I decided to try the Gatorskins. Made in Germany and seem to be excellent workmanship. My last pair of Marathon plus' lasted 5 years, but are heavy. If these Gatorskins last even three years that will make for an excellent value. They're relatively light weight, yet grip very well in tight turns and hold the road well on rain wet asphalt. I've ridden them hard for about a month with no sign of wear and no flats, despite riding over glass particles in the roads here.

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Reviewed 1/9/2017
by SallyB
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Florida
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2 of 2 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 6/8/2018
by Bow''s Biker
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Missoula, MT
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Gatorskins are the best.

This is my second set of Continental Gatorskins. The first set I bought from BTD in 2015. I got well over 3,000 miles on them and only now have had to replace the rear tire. By the way....Not a single flat in 3 years of hard use. The price for these tires through BiketiresDirect is great. I could not match it anywhere else. They have always delivered quality products for a great price. Will continue to use them for all my biking needs.

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Reviewed 6/7/2018
by skipbikes
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Lansing, MI
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great tire, durable and long lasting

The last one of these tires I used on a Easy Racer recumbent had 3400 miles on it when I decided it should be replaced for safety sake! It may have gone a lot further!

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