Developed from a winning formula, this tyre is perfect for training and commuting when you really don't want a puncture. Durable, tough and fairly fast, these tyres are designed to perform well in wet, wintry conditions.
Please note: tyres, including tubulars are covered for warranty against manufacturing defects only.
Damage caused by incorrect fitting, debris, solvents, UV damage, or wear and tear are not covered.
While puncture protection increases the tyre's protection against punctures the likelihood of puncturing is merely reduced, there is still a possibility of puncturing and no tyre is 'puncture proof'.
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Could this be the dawning of the age of puncture-free training?The proof of the pudding with a tyre like this is its durability though, and this is where the Gator Hardshell really wins at this time of year. Winter punctures can be really demoralising and you end up wasting valuable training time as you fix them in the cold and rain.I managed quite a few miles on these, over a variety of surfaces and in a variety of weather, and they still look like new. More importantly I managed all this without getting a single flat. Winner!The recommended price is a little steep, but tyres can usually be picked up much lower; and anyway these could potentially last the whole winter â€“ and think of the savings on tubes and patches! While I wonâ€™t be racing on these tyres come summer, itâ€™ll take something pretty special to get them off my wheels before the spring.
The Gator Hardshell is a very durable, puncture resistant and comfortable tyre, at relatively high pressure it is yielding and comfortable for long rides. When it comes to a high speed training session or 50+ mile chain gangs this would not be my first choice but in terms of a winter training tyre, club runs and for committed commuters this is an excellent tyre.
Great city tires for commuting and training. I have these on all my bikes!
Over all the best tires made, I've had these for two years riding 5 days a week to and from work with is about 8 miles there and back, got one pinch flat, but within two years that's just great, really amazing tires
these work great on my track bike that I use for everyday riding, these work well with the abuse of potholes wet floors and constant skidding, and I've had them for about a month now and they're still good
Continental's Gatorskin is one of our favourite training tyres. Itâ€™s very quick and itâ€™s tough enough for winter riding, audax and fast commuting â€“ so long as you keep it topped up to its recommended pressure and donâ€™t leave ï¬‚ints and the like embedded in the tread.
But for those wanting more puncture protection and wear life, Continental have introduced a new Hardshell version. Thereâ€™s a bit more tread rubber, a wider polyester breaker strip under the tread, and a three-ply rather than two-ply polyamide casing to help prevent slashed sidewalls.