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  • Continental Gatorskin Tire - Clincher 700c x 23mm Folding Black-Duraskin
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Continental Gatorskin Tire - Clincher

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    If you’re logging big miles year-round, the Continental Gatorskin Tires just might be your new piece of must-have gear. They’re similar to the GP4000-4 season tires, but a little heavier and a little slower — geared more toward training than all-weather racing. The Gatorskins feature two distinct layers of puncture protection: a Duraskin mesh at the sidewalls to prevent cuts, and a dense, nylon breaker under the tread to protect against direct punctures and road debris.

    • Dual-layer puncture protection
    • 180 TPI
    • Folding bead
    • Item #CON0017

    Tech Specs

    Compound
    silica-based
    Size
    700 c x 23 mm, 700 c x 25 mm
    Type
    clincher
    Casing
    DuraSkin
    Protection
    PolyX Breaker
    TPI
    180
    Bead
    folding
    Claimed Weight
    250 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited

    Tech Specs

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    No more flats!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Its a great tire for flat protection and overall training. It was a long life and protected well against flats. Don't know if would really race in them but for the purpose for everyday training and riding you can't go wrong. I'm on my third pair and have nothing to complain about .

    Website glitch w/ initial review

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I ride a 2013 S-Works Venge, currently run Roval CLX 60 & Fulcrum Zero wheels on post-apocalypse Texas roads. My second set of Continental tires - previously rode Hard Skins. I ride 60 - 150 miles per week, & have had NO issues with either of these two offerings from the Continental family (another testament to German engineering). Better yet - got last set from CC for $40 each - can't be beat!

    Great all around tire

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    These are my go to tires. I have been using gatorskins for 8 years, have always got well over 1,000 miles on them and rarely had flats. I am not a racer. I ride about 40 -100 miles per week in dry conditions ( I avoid rain if possible) on gently rolling roads to steep climbs with steep down hills and I love the grip these tires give me on tight downhill curves. I highly recommend them if you are looking for a solid tire that will give you miles and stability on the roads.

    Perfect winter training tire

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I bought these for the hubs b/c Gatorskins have always been my go-to Winter tire, so they get 5 stars from me too. Here’s his review:

    This is my first time on 25mm tires after 12 years on 23mm. I honestly can’t tell a difference. But that doesn’t matter because these tires rock…and always will. Grippy, race-pace speed with puncture resistance and long life. What’s not to love??!!

    Added piece of mind....

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have used Gatorskins in the past on a commuter bike and the tread was worn out before they had a puncture. I decided to try a set on my race bike after reaching the "0.99% flat rate" over the summer while running GP4000's. I love the 4k's, but especially going into fall and winter having to change a flat on the side of the road is a real bummer. So far, I'm impressed. I ride the same routes, over the same roads and have yet to experience any trauma.
    While no tire is 100% puncture resistant....ok, no non-solid tire..., any added protection will help. As for the handling characteristics, They really do not feel too different than GP400's unlesss the road is really, really cold. If it's cold enough outside that you can feel the difference, just back off a notch on the cornering ; )
    Great tires!

    Extreme Durable

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for a tire that last longer than a month and helps prevent flats, this is the tire you need. The Poly X breaker and the duraskin side wall combine to create the toughest tire out.

    No More Flats

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    After getting flats on my rear tire on a regular basis (almost every time I rode), I decided it was time to switch to a tougher tire. The Gatorskin did the trick. I have put about a hundred miles on them since I got them and they show little wear overall. Definitely a burly and incredible tire that has helped me avoid having to fix many flats. Simply put, if you are sick of wasting time on your rides with blow outs, this tire is worth your while. For the price, it is completely worth the hundreds of unhindered miles you will be able to ride!

    Great training/commuting tire

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I've only put a couple hundred miles on my gator skins so far for training and commuting. The tire shows very little sign of use. It's definitely a durable tire for those long rides.

    using for well over a year

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using these tires for well over a year now. I was getting flats almost daily on some other michellen tires and switches to these gatorskins. I use them for everyday riding on sketchy roads and for races if the roads are looking a little beat.

    Gatorskins are my go to

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I commute over 100 miles each week to work. Gatorskins are my go to for riding through San Francisco. If you need reliable tires then go with the Gatorskins.

    Good Trainer

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I put these on my single speed when my Krylions wore out and noticed a significant difference in speed, which kind of bummed me out. However, after I gave it some thought, I came to the conclusion that this is a good quality for training purposes. So far, they've been very durable and look pretty cool too. Although come race day, you might want to switch 'em out.

    i hate these tires.

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Reasons why i hate these tires:

    1) They don't seem to protect any better than 4000s'.

    2) The puncture protection is "Poly-X" which is a cheep version of "Vectran" which is used in the 4000s.

    3) poly-x means it rolls worse

    4) I have broken multiple tire levers getting these installed (after a flat).



    Good Training Tire!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    This is a classic all around poor condition fast training tire. There are far faster, more supple tires as well as far tougher tires that will ride like garden hoses. Simply put these are the best all around blend for good speed, long durability, puncture resistance, price, weight. I personally prefer The Conti GP 4 Season for training as they are lighter, faster, more puncture resistant, more supple with higher tpi casing, have far better traction, just do not last quote as long but still pretty darn long.

    Puncture me if you can!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    After searching for a tire that won't puncture easily and still have little rolling resistance, I have come across these. I have ridden them for 2 seasons now and I don't even think I've had a flat with them.

    I would highly recommend these for a training tire.

    Solid Tire!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    Put 4,000 miles on a set of Gatorskin tires back in 2012 on a cross country ride. Made it to the end goal with 2 flats on the entire trip, not too bad. They are on my everyday commuter bike now, still rolling strong. Just get a pair, you won't regret it. #JOH2012

    Solid Tire!

    Flat Tyres be Damned!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    After being referred to this tyre by a friend early this spring, I've had only two flats over a long summer & winter of riding. Both of those flats happened when the rear tyre was worn down enough to be replaced anyway, so the flats were an error of my own laziness more than anything. I use this tyre on my training wheel, and the tubular version for my race wheels. I'll ride nothing else, this is the best value, all around great piece of rubber out there.

    Manufacturing defect

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    Bought a 700x23 in Aug. '13 and had a sudden blowout in less than 100 miles. Put in two successive tubes and each blew out immediately when getting up near 100# pressure. Had to be sagged home - fortunately only 5-6 miles. Carefully searched the rim for sharp object, etc. and found nothing. Another tube in, pumped to 100#, and it blew after a few hours. Finally found that sidewall had a 5 mm crack close to the bead through which the tube protruded. LBS gave me credit for it and replaced it with another Gatorskin, a 700x25 this time. No problems for 5 months and 2000 miles, until it blew a tube and for the same reason - a 5 mm slit just below in 'N' in Gatorskin on one side. LBS said it was still under warranty, so I took the credit against a Continental Four Seasons this time and hope not to see the same or any problem with this one.

    How do I know if the tire fits my bike?

    How do I know if the tire fits my bike?

    Is this item sold in pairs or individual...

    Is this item sold in pairs or individually

    Does anybody know whether these tires (700...

    Does anybody know whether these tires (700 x 23 OR 700 x 25) will fit a Specialised Tricross rim? The bike currently has the factory fit "Alex rims S480" and I now want to use more of a road tire when on the pavement. Thanks....

    Clincher or tubular? Does it matter?

    Clincher or tubular?

    Does it matter?

    Write your question here...What is the...

    Write your question here...What is the recommended inflation pressure for these? (700-23)

    Bob,
    FWIW, tire pressure has nothing to do with your weight. Granted a heavier rider with an under-pressured tyre would more likely experience a pinch flat (than a lighter rider over the same obstical) but as far as what pressure to set, no difference in pressure should be considered because of your weight.

    I'm 220 and run 'gators at 120 psi... read the stamp on the tire!

    are these foldable or wire? your tech...

    are these foldable or wire? your tech specs say wire bead AND foldable = yes. which is it? http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/en/continental/bicycle/themes/race/recetyres/ultra_gatorskin/ultragatorskin_en.html