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Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)
Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)
Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)

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Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Folding)

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Tired Of Flats? Meet The Improved Gatorskin Hardshell

The Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire has long been a favorite of riders looking for the ultimate in reliability that preserves ride quality, and now Continental has added even more flat protection.

Puncture protection and mileage are the strengths of Hardshell-ProTection. A wider PolyX Breaker, the specialist against punctures under the tread center and shoulders provides for great reliability. A triple-ply carcass covers the entire tire and makes it a real bastion against urban detritus. The outer sidewalls of the tire are reinforced with DuraSkin fabric providing even more reliability due to the casing being so well protected. Hardshell tires are the puncture-resistant flagship amongst racing tires – produced exclusively in Germany

Features:

  • Densely woven polyamide mesh keeps glass, rocks, and metal shards at bay
  • Extra tread rubber for more mileage between tire changes
  • Full bead-to-bead Duraskin protection for no mysterious sidewall slashes
  • Hardshell protection (3-ply, each 60 TPI)
  • Reinforced with DuraSkin (polyamide mesh sidewalls)
  • PolyX Breaker protection
  • All-season compound
  • Folding bead 700c clincher
  • Available in 23 - 32mm width options
  • Weight: 268g (23mm)

  • 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%.

     

    Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 

     

    Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

     

    RimSize: 622 mm

     

    Made in: Germany 

    700c x 23mm

    Weight: 250 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414024 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

    Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

    Width: 23 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

    Max Pressure: 120 PSI

    700c x 25mm

    Weight: 270 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414026 

    Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

    Width: 25 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

    Max Pressure: 120 PSI

    700c x 28mm

    Weight: 350 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414027 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

    Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

    Width: 28 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

    Max Pressure: 116 PSI

    700c x 32mm

    Weight: 375 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414033 

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

    700 x 32mm - Black Edition

    Weight: 375 grams

    Mfg PartNum: C1414132 

    Threads Per Inch: 18080 

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

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    Love these tires
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    by BG
    San Diego

    Great tires. Long wearing, puncture resistant , okay handling and an overall good value.

    Reviewed 5/16/2022
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    Very durable tire for the money!
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    by Brad
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Southwest Oklahoma
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    These are the most durable and puncture resistant road tires I've used thus far. Stout sidewalls that are not easily cut and excellent construction limit punctures tremendously.

    Reviewed 4/14/2022
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    Great ride fora great price.
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    by Clydesdale Rider
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Utah
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    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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    Good ride, for a reinforced tire
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    by Coblerone
    Cycling Enthusiast
    New Mexico
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    This is one of the best puncture-proof tires out there. I live in goathead country, and my conti's do quite well at keeping me on the road. The ride is not as plush as some, but not as stiff as others, works for me.

    Reviewed 4/8/2021
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    Excellent No Flats
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    by JV
    Florida
    6 of 6 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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    Durable and puncture resistant.
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    by Anonymous
    3 of 3 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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    Tough & Reliable - Commuter's Delight
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    by CDLvelo
    Daily Commuter
    Surrey, BC
    7 of 7 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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    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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    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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    My go to long distance tire
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    by Louise
    San Diego
    2 of 2 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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    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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    Great protection, fast enough ride, no complaints!!
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    by Crystal
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Virginia
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    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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    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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    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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    Best tires money can buy
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    by Anonymous
    Hawaii
    2 of 2 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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    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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