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Continental
Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)

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Continental's revered Gatorskin gets even tougher.

The Gator Hardshell builds on its predecessor's reputation as a durable yet supple training tire with the same snappy handling and even better flat resistance.

The updated design features three levels of flat protection: a Duraskin top layer extends bead to bead to keep sharp objects out, while a Hardshell under layer for extends protection without impeding handling. The final layer is composed of Conti's advanced PolyX material featuring densely woven Polyester threads to further repel glass and thorns. Now you can train enjoyably without the worry.

Folding bead. 700c sizes (622 ISO).

Note: Continental has recently added wear indicators to all Gator Hardshell tires. These small divots in the tread surface are intentional and are not a sign of a factory defect. Once the rubber wears to the point where the divots are no longer discernible, you'll know it's time to replace.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.

 

Made in: Germany 

 

Tire Width:  

700c x 23mm

Weight: 250 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

700c x 25mm

Weight: 270 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

Max Pressure: 120 PSI

700c x 28mm

Weight: 350 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Max Pressure: 116 PSI

700c x 32mm

Weight: 355 grams

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Great ride fora great price.
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by Clydesdale Rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Utah

The ride of these tires is really good. I have about 500 miles on them now with no flats. Wahoo!

Reviewed 6/26/2020
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Durable and puncture resistant.
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by Anonymous
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

This tire is the best puncture resistant tire I've used. I have been riding for over 50 years and this tire for it's price point is definitely worth considering. Highly recommend it.

Reviewed 9/15/2020
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Great Tire
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by Al
Competitive Racer
Boise, ID
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Not the most supple tire out there, but if you have goathead (thorns) problems in your area this is your tire. I've been using these for a year now and no flats so far. They are long wearing too. They stand up well to chip sealed roads.

Reviewed 8/4/2020
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Great tires, like the ride and durability.
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by Hckj
Cycling Enthusiast
Smyrna, de

Have been running gator hardshell for years, however, the past tires were 23mm wide, wanted a wider tire, and this tire worked perfectly.

Changed to gator hard shells after a three week tour, the riders with tire had fewer flats than the rest of us using various brands.

Reviewed 7/4/2020
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Awesome tires
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by Odie
Aurora CO

These tires are great easy to put on and a joy to ride on

Reviewed 8/13/2020
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My go to long distance tire
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by Louise
San Diego
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I've been using this tire on my endurance 7 day bike rides for the past 5 years. Not one flat ever.

Reviewed 4/2/2020
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Best tires money can buy
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by Anonymous
Hawaii
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Hands down test best tires I ride and now the only ones....fast last thousands of miles and no flats

Reviewed 7/2/2020
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Excellent No Flats
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by JV
Florida
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

My 4 th set. No the lightest or most confortable but Great tires.. But above all worry free from flats. Use it daily rought road , no problem. Never had a flat and ride daily over 40 miles. Would no use it for racing or if looking for a light tire. But if you want a quality dependable tire no better choice.

Reviewed 9/22/2018
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Great protection, fast enough ride, no complaints!!
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by Crystal
Cycling Enthusiast
Virginia

Have yet to get a flat with these. Granted not riding thru NYC or anything, but... One time, found a huge staple in the tread, pulled it out but it had not punctured the protective layers. My every day, go to tires when don't want to worry about stopping to change a flat! Very satisfied.

Reviewed 12/27/2019
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Tough & Reliable - Commuter's Delight
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by CDLvelo
Daily Commuter
Surrey, BC
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

Solved my problem with my flats on commutes! After 2 flats in 8 years using Gatorskins (even ran on rear tire through to the cords), I had forgotten how important it was to have a tough tire for commuting! I got a new bike last year, flatted twice on the Schwalbe tires that came with the bike, so I changed to Conti GP -Season (great handling tire) but flatted 5 times in 8 weeks!! (lots of tough paths, sidewalks, etc.) - so I wanted Gatorskins, but decided to go to the new, even tougher Gator Hardshell tires - 12 weeks later no flats, no worries - perfect for my commute! A little difficult to install compared to other Conti tires, but well worth the effort. Highly recommended for commuting, tandem, and any application where durability is paramount.

Reviewed 2/2/2018
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Good tire for tandems
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by Warren G
Cycling Enthusiast
Colorado

Using on a tandem, and like the lower pressure that a 700 x 32 tire allows. Gatorskins provide a good ride with durability and flat protection.

Reviewed 5/22/2017
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Love these tires!!
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by likes2workout
Sandy, utah

The Continental Gator tires are great!! I had them on my first road bike and now on my second road bike. Very durable and feel confident that I won't have flat tires. Highly recommend them. Also put them on my husband's bike and he likes them too!!

Reviewed 4/24/2017
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Simply amazing!
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by Anonymous
St Pete Beach Fl
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I bought a new Schlitter recumbent and on one of my first rides I encountered something I neve experienced in Maryland....sand spurs! Got two flats in one ride. A friend suggested Gatorskins and now I laugh at you nasty sand spurs.

Reviewed 2/17/2017
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Durable
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by Anonymous
virginia

Dependable. Lasts reasonsably well.

Reviewed 1/9/2017
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Tough tires!
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
San Francisco
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I rode these tires up Mt. Tam on fire roads 3 times in last month and no issues. 2X Eldridge and 1X Railroad Grade and they performed very well despite being taken over rocky terrain that they were not designed for. Zero punctures or cuts and other than a little scuffing they are doing fine. They held better than I expected on loose rocky terrain with minimal slippage. Swapping on some CX tires and will keep these for pavement.

Reviewed 5/20/2016
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Unbelievable tire!
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by Mark
Cycling Enthusiast
all across the country
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I have used Cont. 4000 II, Verdestein and Michelin Pro 4 and this by far is the best I have found for wear and durability. I teamed them up with puncture resistant tubes and have yet to have a flat. They ride a little stiff but the roll is great. I would not use if racing, but I am a rider who just loves riding. I do about 200-250 a week and all in asphalt roads. I like they have now begun to include the wear indicator dots on the tire. It looks like I will get at least 2500-3000 out of these tires. Very, very satisfied!

Reviewed 2/14/2016
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Rolls great!
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by tim1457
Aiken, SC
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Wanted some peace of mind from road hazards while training on our not so perfect highways. Tires roll great and ride well. Very satisfied with purchase.

Reviewed 7/9/2018
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Best puncture proof I've found
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by Rourkenroll
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

These were on sale and a great deal as they are my favorite puncture resistant road bike tire I have found...

Reviewed 5/2/2018
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Best long distance tire I've ever used
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

I have used this tire specifically for long distance multiple day rides. Not one flat on a 7 day ride with over 550 miles!

Reviewed 4/25/2018
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Sturdy
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by Anonymous
VA

Ive used these a lot and have found them to be dependable and long lasting

Reviewed 4/12/2018
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