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Continental Gatorskin Tire

Continental Gatorskin tires. High-mileage, puncture-resistant tire.

Continental Gatorskin Tire Features

  • Highly puncture resistant casing with Duraskin sidewall protection
  • High mileage carbon black tread compound
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Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

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    (15)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road biking (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great heavy duty tandem tire

    We use 700x28 gatorskins on our tandem-nothing else will hold up to the combined weight and puncture resistance. The wire bead tire is heavy, but that's the price you pay for the durability. ...Read complete review

    We use 700x28 gatorskins on our tandem-nothing else will hold up to the combined weight and puncture resistance. The wire bead tire is heavy, but that's the price you pay for the durability. Another advantage is that these tires will holds a shape when flat......I rode 6 miles home once on a completely flat tire and reused it! Not smart to do , but nice to know that I could.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I don't see how this...

    I don't see how this tire is any more puncture resistant than the rest. I've ridden on a 700x25 for just about 400 miles now and have gotten 4 flats, to my riding partners...Read complete review

    I don't see how this tire is any more puncture resistant than the rest. I've ridden on a 700x25 for just about 400 miles now and have gotten 4 flats, to my riding partners zero flats (he's on old Conti Grand Prixs.) First flat was glass that cut through all plies and the tube...I didn't even see the glass. Second was I'm not sure what. Third and fourth were about 10 thorns. Unbelievable amount of flats and the tire looks like hell. I don't think I'll ever buy this tire again. Maybe they forgot the gatorskin layer??

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    5.0

    Best training, touring road tire A++++

    By Wolf Pack cycling

    from San Benito,TX

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

    Best durable tire in the market.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Very Durable

    By KC

    from Ottawa, Canada

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

    Very durable road tire, it still however is prone to punctures like any other tire. Don't let the "puncture proof" slogan fool you. Still a very good tire though, grippy and fast rolling. Much better than many tires I've used in the past such as pro 3's and bontrager.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Best day to day tire.

    By Guapo

    from Mesa, AZ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

          All around a great tire. I've tried many tires over the years and I keep coming back to Gators. I average over 200 miles a week on them and they hold up quite well. The folding kind are quite a bit easier to work with and install, especially while in the field. The folding kind also weigh quite a bit less too.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          the only tire i will use

          By OD

          from menifee ca

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

            this is my 3rd set i usually get a bout 1700 miles out of them flat free till the end

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            • No
             
            1.0

            Tough and fast

            By Jwhatchd

            from Iowa

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

              These tires work very well on hardpack and gravel as well as road. Very fast tire! I did not notice any difference in speed from my 23s.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              expensive but worth it

              By dmk

              from TX

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Great Puncture Resistance

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

              Got this tire because I was tired of getting flat tires. Sometimes it's a simple annoyance to get a flat, sometimes it's an hour walk home because there are no more patches left. High price is worth it to not have to walk home.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great heavy duty tandem tire

              By chrisb5string

              from Portage Michigan

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Retains Shape

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking
              • Tandem

              Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

              We use 700x28 gatorskins on our tandem-nothing else will hold up to the combined weight and puncture resistance. The wire bead tire is heavy, but that's the price you pay for the durability. Another advantage is that these tires will holds a shape when flat......I rode 6 miles home once on a completely flat tire and reused it! Not smart to do , but nice to know that I could.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Dependable and durable training tire

              By Nate

              from Cambridge, MA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Grip
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

              • Weight

              Best Uses

                Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

                The ultimate road training tire.

                I have used a 25c set on New England roads for nearly 4k miles without a flat (I rotate the front and rear tires every 1k miles).

                They are heavy, but superbly dependable.

                Any tire, when ridden smartly, can last a long time. With these things, however, you can ride with abandon and without worry.

                 
                5.0

                Great tire

                By cuda

                from Space Coast , Florida

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good On Wet Road

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Training

                Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

                this is a good training tire. I get very few flats with this tire and the price isnt bad

                 
                4.0

                Good tire, does what it says it will

                By Chris

                from Chicago, IL

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Puncture resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Continental Gatorskin Steel Bead Tire:

                    Rode a set of these for over 1500 miles. Never had any flat problems with them (at least that were the tire's fault). Not the fastest rolling tire but good for training and normal knock around use.

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