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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.

 

Made in: Germany 

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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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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Tough & Reliable - Commuter's Delight
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by CDLvelo
Daily Commuter
Surrey, BC
2 of 2 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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Durable Training Tire
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by AvidCyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
Hillsboro, Oregon

No more flat tires since using Gator Hardshell tires. Had multiple flats previously due to the gravel the city spreads on the roads during winter. They are easy to mount if you know the proper technique.

Reviewed 3/5/2018
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I cannot say enough good things about Continental Gatorskins.
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by Karl
Cycling Enthusiast
Missouri

I have used Gatorskins for years and put thousands of miles on them. I trust them, they roll well and wear reasonably well. Most of the miles are riding a road tandem which puts a lot of weight on the rear wheel. We've had one puncture and that was in the rain which allowed the debris to adhere to the tire.

Reviewed 1/7/2018
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tuff enuf
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by Lee
Daily Commuter
Springfield, Il

I use these for winter commuting, as I particularly don't want to have to fix a flat in 15 degree weather. They are great- good traction, great flat resistance. Hard to mount as the sidewalls are so strong, but with any luck you'll never have to do that on the road. I haven't!

Reviewed 12/25/2017
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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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Not news
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by Ryan wwwz
Portland

Everyone knows gators are the go to tire. Theyll ride through glass and still be fine more often than not. They ride well and pretty fast. I road them when I only road fixed and they lasted over 500 miles in full skid mode. Even last a bit on the threads.

Reviewed 12/4/2017
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Outstanding tires
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by Mike
Texas

These Gatorskin Hardshells are awesome! Riding here on the Texas roads can be pretty brutal on tires, and since I have put these on my steed I have had no worries! Awesome tires!

Reviewed 12/4/2017
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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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great tire for commuting to work
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
San Jose, CA

I bike to work every day and these tires provide extremely good puncture resistance. They are a little hard and heavy, so I wouldn't recommend then for racing.

Reviewed 10/21/2017
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My favorite tire
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by Ryan WWWZ
Portland

Folding makes them easy to carry home. They go on and stay on. The dimples tell you when it's time for new rubber. Flats are rare to never. They feel great on the road. I've mostly ridden them on my track bike around the city and they last longer than any other tire I've tried. They corner well. Sometimes a bit challenging to take off.

Reviewed 8/14/2017
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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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Great tires!
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by lkcullen
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle, WA

These are some of the best tires on the market. They roll smooth and quiet. The only negative is that I had a lot of difficulty getting tire on rim.

Reviewed 6/5/2017
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No Punctures
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by Anonymous
inner ne portland

One set of tires has run over 2 years commuting every single day all year round on glass ridden and who knows what else Portland bridges and downtown streets without a single flat. Luck, maybe? But I'll attribute it to the tire. Running 25mm.

Reviewed 5/6/2017
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Best tire for the Arizona scorching heat.
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by antoniolozano
Cycling Enthusiast
Gilbert, AZ

Great puncture protection and amazing durability. I usually get about 6K miles per set in the Arizona heat.

Reviewed 5/5/2017
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Strong long lasting tire
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by John
Cycling Enthusiast
Rochester NY

I have used Gatorskins for years and they are very durable.

Reviewed 4/21/2017
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Best Bike Tire Ever
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by 209DavidT
Sacramento, CA
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

The Continental Gatorskin Hardshell tire happens to be the most versatile tire ever. I use them on my road bike, commuter bike and fixed gear bike.

The tire compound rides aliitle harder than most but durability and cornering cancel the harder ride. I ride at 225 lbs and have lowered tire pressure FR to 95 psi and tires perform flawlessly! They hug the road even in wet conditions. Highly recommend for all road riding bikes.

Reviewed 10/23/2017
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