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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

    700 c x 23 mm, 700 c x 25 mm
    PolyX Breaker
    Claimed Weight
    250 g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    good bye flats!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have had this tire originally on my road bike and then on my commuter for a couple years now and have not gotten a single flat. I first got this tire to ride on Tucson's notoriously terrible roads and it really lived up to my expectations. I have ridden this tire on my commuter back and forth to school in Tucson on gravel, dirt, rough pavement and it even holds up to cactus thorns! While the tire is a little heavier and more rolling resistance than the Grand Pix 4000s, I like the gator skin for commuting or as a training tire. I currently have gatorskins on my road bike as a winter tire for riding in all the gravel, dirt and salt that comes with a winter in Salt Lake city, love it so far!

    Fantastic everyday tire!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tire is perfect for everyday riding. You’ll notice that those unintended stops to fix flats will decrease substantially. Yeah, sure, you will get a flat every now and then. These tires aren't indestructible. However, they will forgive a large portion of road hazards. My mom rides through all kinds of debris and potholes. The traffic really spooks her so she's over near the edge where the goat heads and rocks live. It really keeps my dad busy keeping her bike on the road. These tires can even stand up to the hell she puts them through.

    One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor..

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Let's look at the few ways one could walk into Mordor: The Black Gate, Minas Morgul/Cirith Ungol, and going around the mountains.

    First of all, The Black Gate. It's a humongous gate that's guarded by a bunch of orcs, that can only be opened by a group of trolls, and not to mention a large amount of traffic of new recruits marching through it every day. It's kind of next to impossible to slip through it unnoticed, as Frodo and Sam realize.

    Second, there's the path through the mountains next to Minas Morgul, which is the home of the Nazgul. That right there, a group of pretty much immortal beings that wear black robes and scary a** armor, would be enough to send mere men screaming back to Minas Tirith. Plus, the city is crawling with orcs. If you're brave walking past Minas Morgul, then you have to deal with a tall, narrow, and steep staircase that leads you into a tunnel inhabited by a freakishly huge spider. And if you manage to get past that, you have another (smaller, albeit) orc-infested tower to walk past, Cirith Ungol. This is easier than walking through the Black Gate, but still ridiculously hard.

    The third/fourth option is to go around, either by going east and bypassing the mountains, or going south to bypass the mountains. The problem with going east to bypass the mountains is that you have to trek through a perilous swamp known as the Dead Marshes, followed by trekking briefly through Rhun, which is an area whose inhabitants support Sauron. If you try to bypass then mountains by going south, you'll be trekking through arid desert, not to mention passing the home of the Corsairs of Umbar and the Haradrim, who both support Sauron. These options would likely add several months of perilous travel to an already perilous journey.

    Oh, and then there's the eye of Sauron that can see through cloud, shadow, earth, and flesh, and it never sleeps.

    Basically, it's really, really, really, hard to walk into Mordor.

    But if you're smarter than Sam and Frodo, you'd choose to ride your bike into Mordor, you'll be more than fine rollin' on these indestructible tires.

    One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor..

    Love my Gators

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These gatorskin tires are nice and durable. You might be mad when you get a flat, but these tires will make it hard to remember the last time you fixed a flat. A great training tire that might be a little heavy but keeps your butt on the saddle and your legs turning. Get them if you put your miles in.

    The ultimate training tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There simply is no better tire for training. I got 6000 miles out of my last set and I probably would have gotten a few more if I had not used them on my trainer over the winter. Sidewalls are very durable. Extremely resistant to punctures by road debris, but not impervious. They can be punctured by wires, but seem to be pretty resistant to glass.

    The standard.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There's a reason why everyone and their moms spend most of their non-race miles on Gatorskins; namely, no one likes flats, and they like their moms getting flats even less. These are the standard, anti-puncture endurance tires. They don't withstand everything, but they'll hold up a lot better to random road debris than your typical racing tire.

    Great all 'rounder

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    While the rubber is not as supple as the 4000s2, they still make riding on all surfaces smooth as butta! These are the chip seal champions. 28mm is the new 25mm, and I'm never going back. Ive ridden these on buffed dirt roads, and on brand-new asphalt, they are awesome

    Great City Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used these on my bar bike/fixie for years and have never had an issue. I think I have had one flat in 3 years (knock on wood)! I even rode a few blocks with very limited PSI and wore the sidewall down slightly but once I put a new tube in they were still smooth as silk.

    The Best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using this tire on my front and the Gator Hardshell ( on the back of my bike for roughly 2 years now and it is the best combination for a single speed commuter set up. Easy to put on and they last. Great gear allows you the confidence to not have to think about it while using it. I never worry that these are going to fail on me and that makes for great rides.

    Reliable tyres

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    First time user of Conti tyres. So far no hassle whatsoever. Body feels sturdy and realiable and they look like they were built to last.
    Comes with all the technology you would expect from any high end tyre. They are foldable so you can stash them pretty easy.

    Always a winner!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are my go-to off season, commuter, rough road, etc tire and I have even put some hard racing miles on them. Great grip, low rolling resistance and most importantly outstanding puncture resistance. I have tried other similar options that offer flat protection, but have not had the same overall performance as with the Gators.

    Throw anything at them

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Brilliant handling. Ridden through rain, snow, sand and dry tarmac. In all situations these tires gripped and hauled ass. Ran over a 5 inch bolt, no damage at all.

    Seriously recommended for the cyclist who isn't racing, but likes to go fast.

    Can't beat the price either. Best value.

    Throw anything at them

    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.

    Something is screwy with the weight listing here. It says "250g claimed" without specifying whether that is for the 23mm or the 25mm. In fact the Continental website lists 220g for the 23mm and 240g for the 25mm (folding versions of both, same as for the listing here). What's up? And Conti's weights for both versions are about the same as the weights they list for the All Season: 230g and 240g for the 23 and 25mm.

    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)

    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?