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    Gatorskin Clincher Tire

    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

    Size
    700c x 23mm, 700c x 25mm, 700c x 28mm, 700c x 32mm
    Type
    clincher
    Casing
    PolyX Breaker
    Protection
    DuraSkin
    TPI
    180
    PSI
    [700c x 23mm] 110 - 120, [700c x 25mm] 95 - 120, [700c x 28mm] 95 - 116, [700c x 32mm] 85 - 102
    Bead
    folding
    Claimed Weight
    [700c x 23mm] 220g, [700c x 25mm] 240g, [700c x 28mm] 300g, [700c x 32mm] 350g
    Recommended Use
    road cycling
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited

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    Great Tires

      I’ve been using Gatorskins for a few years now and I love them. I consistently get thousands (~4,000) of miles out of them and the only flats I’ve gotten have been from screws, nails, and an industrial staple. I use the 25mm one on my road bike for training and racing and I just got the 32mm ones for my commuter. The tires are smooth, durable, and very puncture resistant.

      Commute protector

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Never be late to work again due to measly sharp objects. These tires still roll fast, and are incredibly puncture resistant. There is a bit of a harsher ride on the tires but its a worthwhile tradeoff.

      NOT thorn resistant

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

      I really wanted these to work (700x25). I've had 5 flat tires in the last 5 weeks on my 1000 mile GP 4000's/Conti Race tubes (not the race light, but thicker race), so I installed these gatorskin bad boys. 6.1 miles into my first ride and already my first flat. I expected to see some kind of gnarly damage for these to go flat, much to my dismay it was a measly little thorn. I like the way they ride, although heavier, but just not anymore thorn resistant than the GP 4000's. I'm at a loss what to do now? Tire/tube liners or gator hardshell tires, or both? Unfortunately my new Enve 4.5's are not tubeless compatible.

      Tough as nails

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are my commuter tires and now I just bought a pair for my road bike. I've ridden over all the hazards of the road including glass and they just laugh at it. When the weather is nice and I want to go fast, I use the GP 4000 IIs. They aren't bomb proof, but they have a lower rolling resistance over the gatorskins. However, if you are going for big miles, the extra 9 watts of power needed for the gators might outweigh the concern over a puncture.

      Handles all the road can throw at you

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Like you I've tried so many different tires, but these are the only ones that have come through for me. The roads here in Sonoma County ,CA can change dramatically with the seasons, pot holes after rains, glass, debris from winery trucks, etc.. my previous tires always would get side wall cuts for all the debris on the roads, this'll always ruin a ride and cost you a new tire, I finally decided to try these and haven't had a flat or side wall cut yet. Some reviews state these are a little heavier than other tires, but I'm not a racer so the weight and rolling residence really don't effect me. CC has the best prices I have found and have outstanding customer service.

      Great training tire

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Easy installation, and great tires! I have never had an issue with GatorSkins. Also, despite others saying they are heavy, I have never had an issue with the weight. I can maintain my cadence at 90rpm and average 22mph just as easily as my other brands. Even on longer training rides of 30-50 miles, these work just as efficiently. These work well as others have stated, for people who live in the south west (goat heads).

      BOMB PROOF

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Love the Continental Tires. I bought these for my desert riding and commuting rolls great and grips like glue. Stands up to goat heads and rocks that other tires can't take.

      Bullitt Proof !

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are the best. Great training tire for the not-so debris free roads of the southwest. Have been training on these tires for a couple years and very few punctures, have great tread as well. Highly recommend!

      The only tire I will run

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Been using these for years. I ride about 8,000 miles a year and average maybe 1 or 2 flats a year....always from the little wires from shredded truck tires....those little things can go through anything though, including tire liners. I will say that I tried the Continental hardshell tire, but it was just a little too rough riding.
      Also, up until recently, I always ran 700 x 23. This last set I put on I went to 700 x 25. Supposedly they have a smaller "footprint" than the skinnier tire which should mean less rolling resistance, etc. I will say though that the 700 x 25 is a noticeably softer ride. I will use them from now on.

      Conti Gatorskins

        I have been riding on Conti Gatorskins for years. I ride just over 3000 miles per year with a lot of climbing in Colorado. These tires are bullet proof. Very few flats. I rotate them once or twice and get about 3500 miles per set. I have tried several other “better” tires and found that they might ride a little better but I would get many more flats and much less mileage on the tires.

        Never need another tire

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        This tire is a beast. I constantly get sharp objects stuck in my tires. So I wanted something that could take it all. This tire certainly does that. You'll never use another setup.

        Keep it on the road

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Great tire that's always given me that warm fuzzy feeling, knowing it won't shred and slam me into a wall if I had a blow out.

        Awesome Rubber

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Already put in a few hundred miles and still haven’t gotten any flats, even when riding on unpaved roads or some moderately rough terrain where glass and rocks could be found. These tires are super durable and I highly recommend them if you’re doing any city commuting, long training rides, or just want something dependable. Installation for these tires is a bit difficult the first time- you can “stretch” the tire by installing it without tubes and letting it sit overnight- inside in a warm room.

        Thorns can't slow me down no more!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        I ride quite a bit on a bike path to get to and from work. About a month ago, they did weed clearing along the path and I managed to pick up six flats in a five day period thereafter. Flats are already a crappy occurnence, but flats on the way to work just suck! I have now put the gatorskin tires on my bike and instantly noticed two things. 1) The ride quality on these tires is great. I was skeptical, but Continental has made quite a supple and grippy tire in the Gatorskin. 2) No more flats! Haven't gotten a flat since I switched. Very happy rider! I'll still be switching out the tires to high performace tires for longer training rides, but I think I've found my daily tire to combat the thorns.

        go to road bike tire for training

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        After a zillion flats over the years, sometimes a long way from home or in the cold rain, I got tired and thought there has to be something better out there. after switching to gatorskins in 23 and 25 mm sizes I have had 1 flat on them in ~ 5000-6000 miles of riding ( not on one set of tires). I can get around 3000 miles out of a set if I rotate them. I highly recommend this tire if you want something that rides/rolls great, isn't terribly heavy for a training tire and you don't want to change flats very often. They are much tougher than the GP 4 season tires and ride nicer than the gatorhardshell's. a word to the wise, the folding bead tire is much easier to install than the wire bead. pay the few extra bucks to make your life easier :)

        No More Flats

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

        I threw these bad boys on my fixie so I no longer get flats around town. They definitley do what they were designed to do, and prevent flats. I'd recomend this tire to anyone sick of having to constantly change your tube.

        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.

        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....

        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