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Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)
Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)
Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

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Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

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Tired Of Flats? Meet The Updated 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

*Note: Continental has 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.

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
  • Tire bead: steel
  • 700c wirebead clincher tire
  • Available in 23-32mm width options
  • Weight: 310g (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) 

     

    Threads Per Inch: 180 

     

    Applications: Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

     

    RimSize: 622 mm

     

    Made in: Germany 

    700c x 23mm

    Weight: 330 grams

    Tire Width: 23mm (0.9in) 

    Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

    Width: 32 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

    Rec Pressure: 110 PSI

    Max Pressure: 120 PSI

    700c x 25mm

    Weight: 330 grams

    Tire Width: 25mm (1.0in) 

    Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

    Width: 25 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

    Rec Pressure: 95 PSI

    Max Pressure: 120 PSI

    700c x 28mm

    Weight: 410 grams

    Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in) 

    Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

    Width: 28 mm

    ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

    Rec Pressure: 95 PSI

    Max Pressure: 116 PSI

    700c x 32mm

    Weight: 420 grams

    Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

    Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

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    by Anonymous

    fast service

    Reviewed 7/25/2022
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    Worth every penny!
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    by rickintx
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Houston, TX United States
    3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    I was hesitant about spending a lot on a tire for a long time but after trying all kinds of tires and getting sick of flats I decided to try these. Well 1800 miles later I love them! No flats so far! I ride in Houston, about 50 or more miles a day pending weather, I come across bad roads, there is all kinds of crap on these streets, cans, bottles, glass, nails, screws, rocks, wire, wood, steel, a rake, a shovel, no kidding,, anyway these tires still look new, I ride a road bike and ride pretty hard, I love the ride, the grip, all of it. I will buy these tires always from now on.. Try them you will love them!

    Reviewed 11/10/2014
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    THE commuter tire (for 700c)
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    by ORjt
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, OR area
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    I have an 11 mile (one way) commute that varies from rural to city (bike lane) routes. As you might imagine, lots of debris (rocks, glass, metal, you name it) from time to time in the bike lanes. New commuter bike this year, and on the first ride in, picked up something that cut through the rear tire. In the past, I've used Gatorskins as my go-to robust tire.

    This time, went with the Hardshell, I was happy to find it in 32mm folding, and on sale. I've been riding on this for a couple of months. Tread still looks great, no signs of cutsbreakswhat not. I expect to get many, many worry-free commute miles.

    One oddity - this tire must run very slightly small, my commute went from 10.7 to 10.8 miles. The 10.7 value was based on three bikes, three different tires. They were all consistent at 10.7, this tire has been consistent at giving me 10.8.

    Very happy with this tire, I'll grab one for the front once I either wear out, or flat, the tire that came on the bike.

    Reviewed 7/21/2014
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    EXCELLENT Tire!
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    by Tim
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tacoma, WA.
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Had been running Continental Grand Prix All Season, kept getting flats. Bought a pair of the Gator Hardshells, so far no flats. Ride quality is better than expected. I found rolling resistance is also very comparable to Grand Prix All Seasons, I had expected a slower tire. I'm running 25's. Turn in on fast downhills is stable. Tires have excellent rain traction. I really the tread wear indicators as well, to know just how worn the tire really is. Extremely happy with the tires!

    Reviewed 3/2/2015
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    Very durable tires that roll well, but are initially quite difficult to get on the rim because of their stiffness.
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    by YOLObiker
    Daily Commuter
    Davis, CA
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Daily 20 mile commutes to work. They roll very well in fast pacelines (around 20-21 mph), but are very difficult to get on the rim the first time.

    Reviewed 8/29/2019
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    Worth every penny!
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    by rick riner
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Houston, TX United States

    I was hesitant for a long time to spend the money for these but, after trying a lot of other cheaper tires and getting tired of flats I decided to Go For It and see what happens, well 1800 miles later I will never buy another kind of tire, I haven't had a flat, no problems at all and still lots of life left in these tires. I ride a road bike, about 50 miles a day providing good weather, in Houston, bad roads, all kinds of crap in the streets, I have run over almost everything, glass, nails, rocks, wire, a rake, everything,, no flats, no cuts, still riding like new. This is a excellent tire and I will always buy this one from now on...

    Reviewed 11/10/2014
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    Wonderful product.
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    by Anonymous
    Pdx OR

    My buddy has the same ones, three years going. No flats. Even found a Staple in is rear but didn't pop the tube!

    Reviewed 9/11/2014
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    Nearly bomb proof
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    by drdgkerr
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Corpus Christi, TX
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    I went with the 25s vice the 23s. They are heavier but they roll so much smoother over the chip seal roads around hear. I just had my first flat after 2700 miles. All the other tires I've used haven't even lasted that long. Still lots of rubber and hoping to get at least 4000 miles before replacing them.

    Reviewed 7/26/2014
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    solid commuter tire
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    by airus78
    tacoma
    2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

    I bike in rainy weather and through city streets that have lots of glass, construction junk, and lot of gravel. I have only had one flat since i got this tire and that was cause i hit a nail!! The tire is still looking great. The only down side is that it does not roll as smooth and it does feel slower, but that is alright. I prefer to be slower than being faster and having to change a tire in 35 degree temp. and getting soaked!!!. Overall very satisfied!!

    Reviewed 6/2/2014
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    Long lasting durable tires.
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    by TampaRider
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Tampa
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    On the road or on the trail these tires provide a smooth and trouble free ride for many miles. Don't want to ride anything else. Worth the extra weight for the peace of mind.

    Reviewed 5/26/2014
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    Works as advertised
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    by DeeBiker
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Portland, OR
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    Hard to go wrong with this tire. It's very durable, fast-rolling, and very puncture-proof. My only complaint is that ride quality begins to suffer drastically in wet conditions after you've put about 500-600 miles on them. Then again, ride quality is entirely dependent on rider style, weight, and setup pressures. I opt for the 700x25s and 100psi.

    Reviewed 4/15/2014
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    Nice tires
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    by 51biker
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Edwardsville, IL

    I have ridden Continental Gator Hardshell 23 mm tires for a couple of years with only one flat in over 4,000 miles. I was curious about the claim that these 25 mm tires ride a little softer than the 23 mm tires and finally decided to try them. The ride is noticebly smoother, particularly when going over expansion cracks in bridges and similar types of uneven pavement. I don't notice any difference rolling resistance or weight so the smoother ride made these tires a great purchase.

    Reviewed 4/17/2014
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    Great tire that solved constant flatting
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    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast

    I ride rough roads with and flatted every other ride with other tires - I put 3,000 miles on this tire with no flats - I won't run anything else.

    Reviewed 2/27/2014
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    Reliable with strong performance
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    by Anonymous
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Conejo Valley
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    For riding a reliable option that feels smooth on the road.

    Reviewed 12/10/2020
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    Great tires! I have never had a flat since I have been riding on the Hardshells ! Smooth, quiet ride as well.
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    by Bikerbub
    Cycling Enthusiast
    Milwaukee, WI

    Used for road riding. Very quiet. There is nothing I don't like about these tires.

    Reviewed 10/15/2020
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    No flats! ride firm oh and NO FLATS!!
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    by mrchrisd
    Cycling Enthusiast
    las vegas nv

    my 2-3 times a week 22 mile ride I love these tires! No flats!

    Reviewed 10/16/2018
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    Looking to prevent flats on the glass filled streets of San Francisco!
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    by SFDailyCommuter
    Daily Commuter
    San Francisco
    0 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

    I recently installed these tires to try and prevent flats on the glass filled streets of San Francisco. There is so much car vandalism here that there is glass everywhere! I hope to prevent some flats with these tires. Need some time to see the results!

    Reviewed 6/22/2018
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    Bullet proof
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    by Anonymous
    Anaheim
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    In 17,000 mile riding with Gators I've had four flats.Two of them were dry wall screw in side,Staple T50 deflected through side wall.

    Reviewed 10/3/2017
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    these tire are another first for conntinental !!
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    by chuck bailey
    Cycling Enthusiast
    calif coast
    0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    rides like the original gaterskin but have confidence of a lot less flats

    Reviewed 10/15/2018
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    Best tire for flat free riding
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    by jeffro
    Portland
    1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

    these tires do exactly what they say they do miles and miles of flat free riding. Not only that they ride well. What more could you ask for in a tire. My bikes wont ever have anything else.

    Reviewed 7/22/2014
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