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Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Tire

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Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Tire + Michelin Airstop 700c x 25-32mm 40mm Presta Valve Tube
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Product Description

If you're at all serious about high-mileage training, cycle touring or bike commuting, the Continental Gatorskin road tire is made for you. With a durable carbon black tread compound, smooth center tread and tenaciously gripping shoulders, the Continental Gatorskin road tire rolls easily, yet delivers great all-conditions cornering performance. The special tread design is also less prone to picking up road debris. Combine that with the proven PolyX puncture-resistant breaker and DuraSkin anti-cut sidewalls, and you've got a tire that's going to last you an incredibly long time. A durable, long-wearing tire for training, commuting or touring DuraSkin-anti-cut fabric sidewalls Carbon black tread compound for durability PolyX breaker provides excellent puncture-resistance

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 3 x 3 inches ; 10.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00BCU87AW
  • Item model number: C1010429-P
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (726 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #368 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

They roll very smoothly and grip well.
Lucky1
I have several hundred miles on them now and I've had no flats yet.
Amazon Customer
Highly recommend if you are looking for a good dependable tire.
New glider

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

313 of 320 people found the following review helpful By N. Olsen on March 2, 2010
Color Name: Black/BlackSize Name: 700 x 23c Verified Purchase
I ride fixed in an urban environment and was infuriated with constantly having to deal with small pin-hole flats. I eventually had to start carrying around a flat-repair kit in my bag (patches, tube, levers, mini-pump), which definitely helped in terms of not getting stranded, but it was still a hassle having to take 10-15 minutes out in public fixing a flat or two a week, plus the weight of all the extra kit.

After doing some research on puncture-resistant tires and asking around town I finally decided on the Gatorskins and I have to say I love 'em. The day after I put them on I had to do some riding around town and after all the snow we've had recently the roads have been in less than stellar condition. In addition to the ubiquitous threat of broken glass, I also was dealing with tons of gravel, pot-holes, and left over road-salt, conditions where, with my old tires I'd have flatted out no question. The Gatorskins took these conditions like a champ and provided better rolling resistance than my old tires at the same time. I think the real moment that converted me to the Gatorskins was when I came to a stop at an intersection and a second later heard a good sized rock come shooting out from under my tire with a loud "Pyooo!" Just a day before that sound would no doubt have been a quiet, defeated hiss.

As I said before, the puncture resistance isn't the only benefit to these tires, they roll great and they stick like glue. If you're trying to pull out long skids these tires are definitely not for you, but if you're trying to get from going to stopped in a hurry then I can't recommend them more.

To sum it all up, great tires, they'll handle all the nastiness that torn-up city streets can throw at you, roll with little resistance, and stop on a dime.
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105 of 106 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 18, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 700 x 25mm Folding Verified Purchase
I cycle 10,000 miles a year and I don't like fixing flats, especially if I'm near the end of a 200 mile ride. I have been riding Armadillo tires a lot recently but the Specialized web site started giving me grief so I thought I'd try these Gatorskins which have a similar flat-proof reputation. I have several hundred miles on them now and I've had no flats yet.

They went on easily (thumbs only) but I have no idea how hard they are to remove because they haven't flatted yet. They're fairly slick but I've had no issues with grip even in the rain. I think I'm going to like these.

Update: It's nearly the end of April and I've ridden 2000 miles on them - no flats so far!

3000 miles and my first flat but it was a roofing nail which would have flatted my truck tire so it doesn't count. Keep rolling!

Final Update: 4500 miles - one flat from a roofing nail - starting to wear out on the rear wheel. I'd say I got my money's worth! Time to buy another one.
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118 of 121 people found the following review helpful By bikeymikey on June 22, 2010
Color Name: Black/BlackSize Name: 700 x 23c
Average around 100 miles a week on my cro-moly frame racing bike which weighs in at 18 pounds fully prepped and loaded. Last set of tires were Michelin Krylion 700x23's folding model. Can't tell you how many punctures I got with them, it was just constant. And they looked like they were 28mm in width after fully inflated. Went back to a pair of Kevlar-belted Schwinn radials I had sitting around the garage from years ago (these had tan-colored sidewalls and were stiff wire construction) but blew the casings due to dry rot pretty quickly. Read some reviews online and purchased a pair of Continental Gatorskins 700x25mm folding model, which are hand-made in Germany. I installed these carefully on my Araya rims which normally handle 20mm racing widths. Though they make the bike a lot faster, the 20mm's give a very harsh ride due to the necessity to maintain 120+ psi pressure and a narrower contact surface. So over the years I have gravitated toward 23 or 25mm widths. Once installed correctly (take your time and do it the right way) the Gatorskins pump up hard as a rock at only 85 to 90psi. These are "directional" tires and need to be installed with the tires facing a specific direction relative to the surface pattern. Ride quality is not to be believed. After a week or so of sticky "break-in" the bike rides like a Mercedes, like there are shock absorbers on both front and rear wheels. It's just so comfortable to ride. Quick and fast on turns, and acceleration is amazingly swift. You're totally attached to the pavement with no skipping or bouncing on fast curving ascents or descents. After three months and around 1200 miles, not even one scratch on the rubber coating on these tires. And the sidewalls are as undamaged and clean as they were when UPS delivered them. Note this reviewer weighs 158 lbs. so I don't as a rule stress tires as much as a heavier rider might.
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80 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Timothy X. Toohey on November 13, 2009
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 700 x 25mm Verified Purchase
I am your typical 48 year old grey haired rider who has more ability to buy very expensive equipment than ability to win bicycle races. I've always bought expensive 700 x 23 tires. I also kept getting flats, some speculate because of my weight and the high tire pressure. So I went to the Gator Skin 700 x 25 and I haven't looked back. The ride is incredibly smooth with no appreciable resistance to rolling. Finally, the right tire for me.
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93 of 101 people found the following review helpful By aiyo on July 21, 2010
Color Name: Black/BlackSize Name: 700 x 23c Verified Purchase
I think everyone has pretty much covered all the good things about these tires, so I just want to point out these are marked as "directional tires", not that it may actually make much of the differences since these are not even treated tires, but why not make things right from the beginning when you have the chance, the direction of sign is marked on the red sided lable, not very noticeable.

Also these tires will be very difficult to install when brand new, they are very tight and will hug the rims like nothing else, so make sure you got some good tire levers like the Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack or very strong/thin tire levers.
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