For years I used Conti 4000 tires. The 5000 came out , so I tried it. At 2200 miles the rear tire was gone, thru the wear indicators and down to the casing. I always got 4 to 5000 miles with the 4000.
So I decided to give the Gatorskins a try. I am at 900 miles, good so far and no flats.
I've relied on Gatorskins for years for commuting. I'm happy to see an updated sleeker-looking version as I prefer my bikes to be as minimal as possible and tend to not adhere to trends such as tan sidewalls, etc.
I really like the new look of the black edition gatorskins and they also have good rolling resistant. They are pretty close in comparison to GP5000 on speed as well, and got them for a good price too.
I replaced some 30mm tires with a set of 28mm for the 6Gap ride. Iï¿½ve been using the Gatorskins for years and love their longevity. I ride 25mm on my carbon bike but wanted a bit more comfort for the aluminum bike I used for the mtn. century. Can't really say anything bad about them. I do like the Black sidewall look of this edition. They carry a conventional rubber sidewall in place of the weaved sidewall the Continentals traditionally use and appear a bit more robust to sidewall cuts.
Great price. A great combination of relatively light weight and durability. I'm going to use these as my winter tires on my rain bike. No flats for 3 months of use on both my bikes. Continentals are great tires!
I ride my road bike about 100 miles a week. This is the time of year that a lot of flat tires occur because of stickers on the road. Thankfully I have been able to hold up from getting a flat. Good job Bike Tires Direct.
Been through a lot of tires and these are by far the best Iï¿½ve purchased. Iï¿½ve had them on for over four months now and have put them through the ringer and havenï¿½t had one flat yet. Super responsive on leaning turns.
I normally ride around 125 miles per week through different parts of San Diego County. I have used Gatorskin tires for at least 15 years, and have found them to be the best for reliability and wear. I always have a couple of spare tires on hand to replace older, worn out or severely damaged tires when necessary.
I would recommend, in a heartbeat, Gatorskin road tires for reliable, dependable road bike tires.
Excellent tires, great deal, The improvement over the tires I replaced was immediate. I ride New York City streets almost daily and the tires hold up really well on rough surfaces. traction is excellent and without undue drag like the tires I replaced. The improvement in handling is huge. I can make hard and fast turns with confidence now.
I'm installing the second set on my triathlon bike.
I used Gatorskins on my tandems for 10 yrs.+ riding 6-9,000 miles a year with never a blowout. Yes I have 2-3flats
per year. This kind of durability gives you the confidence to ride far from home, up and down major hills,