Road debris? No worries.
The Continental GatorSkin is a virtually indestructible training tire featuring a combination of three flat protection technologies. Super-fine 180 tpi casing, a bead-to-bead layer of DuraSkin, and a Kevlar®-reinforced layer directly under the tread make this tire truly worry-free.
26" x 1 1/8" size (28-559 ISO). Wire Bead. Weight: 320 grams. 120 PSI max.
Note: Continental has recently added wear indicators to all Gatorskin 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.
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Weight: 320 grams
Mfg PartNum: C1322118
Wheel Size: 26" (ISO 559)
Tire Width: 28mm (1.1in)
Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead
Threads Per Inch: 180
RimSize: 559 mm
Width: 28 mm
ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-559
Max Pressure: 120 psi
Applications: Performance Road Riding, Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban
Made in: Germany
Replaced knoby tires for my commute to work. The tire is a very smooth ride that corners well. While not as good off road, it really was not that bad on gravel and dirt. The decrease in rolling resistance is significant.
Been riding these for years - zero complaints. Strong durable great roll. Probably put a thousand miles on a set without any issues. I recommend (force) all my friends into these - no complaints from them either!
Totally into Continental tires... I have yet to be disappointed. I mounted these Gatorskins on my mtn. bike converted commuter and they work terrific. Easy to mount, great traction and no flats (yet!). Luv 'em!
I put these Gatorskins on a 20 year old chromoly mountain bike to convert to an urban commutingerrand runner. I could not have made a better choice. I've put over a hundred miles on them, and still have not worn-out the little paper-thin ridge down the center. I believe they will go thousands of miles, from what I have seen. I asked a mechanic at my local LBS what he thought of gatorskins and he said he has put over 2500 miles on his without a flat. I hope I do as well.
I have run through the middle of a pile of crushed glass on the street and not had a mark on the tire. I bought these for their flat-resistance. So far, I am very pleased with these tires, and would highly recommend them to anyone that wants a strong, long-wearing, great-looking tire for the road!
I recently purchased a set of the Gatorskins for my Quest 559 Cruzbike. This is the first time I've ridden on the Gatorskins and so far I am very pleased. The grip well and roll great, it's nice to ride with confidence at higher speeds. These are great and were delivered sooner than expected. Great tires and a great company to buy from.
This is now my go-to rear tire for my Vision recumbent. I used to use Continental Grand Prix, but those sidewalls would sometimes start to deteriorate.
I get 5,000-6,000 miles of wear on Gatorskins and I can't remember when I last got a flat with the tire. Rolls great.
I put these 26 x 28mm tires on a new Bacchetta Giro 26 and saved quite a bit of rotational weight on the bike. This is the first time Iï¿½ve ridden Contiï¿½s and Iï¿½m liking the low rolling resistance and grip. I have no fear in leaning this bike over.
I found a source for a good quality tube that fits from Specialized but would really like to find a Tubolito like tube that will also fit this size.
A great tire for modding an old MTB for the road. With Covid19 those of us who know how to work on bikes in the family are busy resurrecting 26 old Bontragers, Fishers and Fat Chance bikes for other family members to ride.
I have been using Gatorskins on my tmn bike, which my commuter. The ride feel is excellent, and the tires are solid in the area of wear. Easily get over 2,000 miles per set, compared to several sets of less expensive tires. These tires are pricey, and you really get what you pay for. The one downside is that side-walls do scuff up easily, but not to the extent where one needs to trash the tire.
Bought this for my Vision recumbent bike 26" on rear and 20" on front. Was not able to get the same tire in 20" as I usually like to match brands on front and rear. Very pleased with this tire so far. Seems to have good grip in the turns and is very fast on the straights. Mostly paved trail riding and city streets.
Excellent tires! Riden about 300 miles and show no ware. Rode at Mammouth Lakes, at 47 miles per hour at some downhills they performed beautifully. Stable at cornering and rock solid when braking forcibly. Iï¿½m very impressed by these tires.
I can't remember how many pairs of these I've installed on mountain bike restorations for the family. Must be near 4 pairs with no flats which is the reason I switched to Continentals 25 years ago.
This review is for the 26 inch tire. I have been running the same one in the 29 size for years. My wife's bike is a step through and it had Wall-mart road tires on it. I wanted to decrease the rolling resistance of the bike so I installed this 120 lbs tire vs the 80 lbs tires that were on the bike. Rolling resistance has been reduced. The only problems I have had with this tire on my other bike is that the sun damages the sidewall of the tire quickly. I have slime in my tires and blew a tube. Some of the slime actually oozed through the side wall it had become so porous. The tire wears OK, but is not resistant to goat head thorns. I run this tire, a plastic liner and still have to use slime to plug the holes the thorns make.
I have had this tire on for about a year. My bike is in the garage when I am not on it. I ride about 60 miles a week. The tire is wearing rapidly, and it sidewall seem to be deteriorating. When I had a tube explode and some of the green slime that was in the tube came through the sidewall.
The tire is supposed to be puncture resistant, but I have had several punctures from different thorns and other organic objects.
Grip is good and on the most part it has been a satisfactory tire.
First ride after replacing both tires and tubes. Ran across a break in the path of a few feet. Arizona has sand burrs, a sticker that looks like a small mace with spikes all over it. Picked up a bunch. Stopped and pulled them off, but everything looked okay. Ten minutes later at home. One hour later, both tires flat. That band of kevlar is cp. Soapy water revealed several punctures, both tires, in the tread areas. New tires and tubes, again.
These tires have helped transform my mountain bike (along with a few other upgrades)to a road bike. My workouts are longer and more enjoyable. My average speed has improved 3 to 5 miles an hour. I have ridden on these tires for about 700 miles. They are still like new (Minor wear on the rear tire. No flats.
Love riding events. Century's, Seattle To Portland, and this year Hotter Than Hell Hundred. The slight amount of extra weight the Gatorskins bring is more than accepted for not having a flat. Love these tires!!
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