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The Continental Gatorskin Clincher Road Tyre is a durable, fast and tough tyre at an affordable price. This long distance runner features a Duraskin external mesh to create a protective shield over the casing, this helps to prevent cuts, punctures and abrasions.
The slick German made natural rubber tread will is made to run well in wet winter conditions. Ranging in width from 23mm to 32mm, it's perfect for use on the way to work, training for road races or sportives and audax. - A.D.
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Reviewed on 25/04/2014 by midzbike
I've been using these tyres for more than 12-years & have found them to be the best all-round option that I've ever used. The original ones were good and offered reliability combined with more speed than anything similar. I've recently got a set of the most recent version & the quality seems the same, with the tread made "prettier". I still use a set that are about 10 years old & have only ever had to change due to wearing down to the fabric. Punctures have been rare & I feel they're good for everything except serious racing; enjoy them!
Reviewed on 06/03/2014 by Whizzo's
I bought these continental Gator skins on the back of four winter punctures in three weeks. I cycle approx 500 miles per month. The flints, gravel and farmers off cuts from cutting hedgerows had taken their toll both on my rubber, and me. So I invested in what my cycling mates keep telling me are the best tyres for the winter. It's early days yet, but four weeks on and 586 miles in the bag, no 'P' words have occurred. They do not appear to roll any slower and I am gaining confidence in their grip. To date - liking very much - and my hands have remained inside my warm winter gloves and not peeling rubber of the rims.
Reviewed on 01/10/2013 by Andy
I have been using these tyres for over 4 years now. Commuting, training, sportives and longish rides out with mates. Not sure how many 1000s of miles I have done but only had 2 punctures, both on hawthorn spikes from freshly cut hedge detritus. Some glass gets absorbed but doesn't work through. Pick it out and superglue the cuts back up.
They are pretty quick rolling, certainly an improvement on the Kendas that came with the bike. If you are used to race tyres you might think otherwise. They are a great compromise tyre. Fantastic protection without paying too much of a weight/resistance penalty.
Reviewed on 17/06/2013 by Rozza
Continental Gatorskins rock! Current pair have lasted over 3000 kms on Scottish Highland roads. Light enough and bombproof.
Reviewed on 12/01/2013 by morris972
Very nice tire. Have a set that is holding up better than anything I have used before. I had I minor setback. Ran over a piece of plastic car tail light that was very jagged & would have flattened anything. This was no exception. It put about a 1/2 in slash in the sidewall of the rear tire. I simply took a heavy needle and some 10lb fishing line, and laced it up. I moved this tire to the front and at this time have over 500 miles on it since the accident. I find this somewhat remarkable. I do have another (tire) on standby in case this doesn't work out,,, but so far so good. BTW, also has good to very good grip, & very low rolling resistance.
Reviewed on 27/12/2012 by litoray
Most durable tire I've tried on with only 1 flat in over 1500 miles on my current set. Wear indicator tells you when to change your tires. Tried Schwable Ultremo ZX HD and Michelin Pro Service 4 and both didn't last very long, very low rolling resistance but you pay for it as it cuts easily so you'll have to replace often. Gatorskins you just put on and forget about it, just check the wear indicators once a month.
Reviewed on 17/12/2012 by jim in Seattle
If you want to ride short wheelbase frames - handy for doing u-turns in one lane to go back for tools and money you spot while commuting - the 28 mm have a narrow enough section to fit under the fork crown or seatstay and last a long, long time with handling that suits a better road frame. I've never worn thru the tread strip, they die when the casing ruptures where the metal bead attaches; which may not happen with kevlar beads.
Reviewed on 01/12/2012 by JT
Of all the $40 tires that I've used (Vittoria, Bontrager, Maxxis), none compare to the Gatorskins. The first ride out on these I noticed an extreme decrease in rolling resistance. (I had the 23mm on the front tire, and the 25mm on the back) Like it was VERY noticeable. PROS: Durability, Speed, Weight, Overall performanceCONS: Harder rubber that makes for a Less "Grippy" feel in my opinion.
Reviewed on 28/11/2012 by Kambei
...don't worry about these possibly being to heavy. I routinely win uphill group sprints with them, and I flat much less often. They roll just fine.
Reviewed on 31/10/2012 by Arizona Jim
The Continental Gatorskin is bar far the most durable tire for the price. I have had only two punctures over the past two seasons using these tires (multiple sets). They have survived glass, thorns, metal and rocks that other tires would have failed going over. The best thing about these tires is that the sidewalls are durable.
Continental Gatorskin Clincher Road Tyre - Black