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Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire
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Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire
Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire Continental Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire

Continental
Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire

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Sizing Note: 27 Inch tires are common to many older bikes (typically road bikes from the 1970's and 1980's). If you have a newer road bike you probably need a 700c tire (the current standard). If you are unsure which size you need please contact us.

The Continental Gatorskin road tire features great durability and puncture resistance while still preserving a great ride feel.

It can be used in a variety of situations including fast training, touring, and commuting. A layer of Continental's popular Duraskin anti-cut layer combined with the PolyX breaker under the tread help ward off flats. 60 TPI per layer casing (3 plies/180 total TPI) keeps the tire feeling supple. Carbon tread compound has a long wear life.

Black tread with DuraSkin (black with brown cross hatching) side wall. Wire bead. 27 x 1 1/4" (32-630 ISO, 330 grams, 102 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.

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%.

 

Weight: 330 grams

 

Weight: 330 grams

 

Wheel Size: 27" (ISO 630) 

 

Tire Width: 32mm (1.3in) 

 

Tire Type: Clincher-WireBead 

 

Threads Per Inch: 180 

 

RimSize: 630 mm

 

Width: 32 mm

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-630 

 

Max Pressure: 102 psi

 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

 

Made in: Germany 

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Great tires
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by Dave
La Quinta CA

I ordered these on a friends recommendation right before a big tour. 1500+ miles with one flat

Reviewed 7/5/2021
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Very High Quality, better than discount tires.
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by Pedalkin
Casual Cyclist
Fairhope AL

I was doing a rebuild on a bike and previously had a Cheap tire. I had a blow out, not only the tube but the cheap tire blew also, so I decided I wanted a higher quality tire. Continental tire 'Gator Skin' did a very good job. it is a very high quality tire.

Reviewed 11/19/2020
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Good fit for an old Raleigh.
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by Boomer 10/45
Cycling Enthusiast
Knoxville,TN
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Bought these for my daughter's bike an old 19 Grand Prix after she finished college. She has ridden this bike in town for the better part of a year rain or shine. No problems what so ever with these tires and she likes the comfortable ride. I also bought her a patch kit and tire levers but the tires will probably wear out before they get a puncture. Great tires for the price and if you have an older bike with 27 wheels give these a try before buying 700C wheels and tires.

Reviewed 7/22/2015
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Much improved solution for replacing Xtra thick tubes for avoiding flats.
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by Anonymous

A great all purpose tire that I use on most all roadstreet surfaces.

Reviewed 5/19/2017
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Nice tire...
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by Anonymous
PNW

Quality riding tire...

Reviewed 7/21/2019
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Excellent! I love these tires!
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by rickintx
Cycling Enthusiast
Houston, Texas
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I love these tires, I ride in Houston and have never had a flat yet, I have worn them out and never had a flat, for the money and the good ride I will buy these 27 tires as long as they keep making them. I ride about 1,000 miles a month on all kinds of roads, they handle great and look pretty decent, you will like them if you try them!!

Reviewed 9/12/2013
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strong, dependable- perfect for commuting
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by jlaformab
Casual Cyclist
Chicago
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I bought this for my bike-about-town, the gatorskin is really tough, and I don't doubt that it will last me a long time. It feels great and rides smoothly. Much better than the average tire.

Reviewed 5/6/2013
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Great tires on our tandem.
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by CarWalker99
Cycling Enthusiast
Missoula, MT

I have a tandem bike. We have put over 12,000 miles on this bike with, so far, 3 sets of GatorSkins over the past several years, riding 6-7d/week in season. Live in North West Montana. I cannot say enough positively about these. Flats have been extremely rare, due to lousy tubes, not the tires. Once I had better tubes, no flats. One set gave me 6000 miles, which was pushing it, but these easily can get great longevity. When the current set needs replacement, it will be another set of GatorSkins.

Reviewed 10/4/2021
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From old school tires to space-age!
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by LS
Georgia

This is the first time I�ve bought thus kind of road tire; I decided to go with these since Georgia did away with glass recycling and within a week, there were glass shards on my normally-clean path. I�ve recently relocated and while there are miles of country roads to explore, there are no bike trails like the Silver Comet. Thus, I bought a trainer for now, and it will serve until I find a house closer to public trails. I did take it for a test drive after I got it out of the shop; very happy with the feel. They are definitely firmer to the touch and I was pleased to see the radial pattern in the sidewalls; it looks less jacked! I�m deciding on a new paint job and some more upgrades but I�m super happy I splurged on these. Thank you!

Reviewed 7/9/2021
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Great all around tires for commuting and riding around the city.
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist

A great tire and compatible with my vintage bike.

Reviewed 11/5/2021
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Excellent training tire for the price
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by natester
Daily Commuter
Davis, CA

I use this tire for regular training using my road bike. All paved roads, although some fairly rough. I like that the tire has low rolling resistance. Also, the profile for the 1.25 inch version is wide enough to absorb some road shock.

Reviewed 6/18/2021
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An excellent tire
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by Dick0412
Casual Cyclist
Houston, Texas
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Having recently begun riding a road bike after a 30 year hiatus I didn't really know where to begin. After speaking with a couple of serious cyclists and inquiring at the local bike shop, Continental was the brand. I checked into several tires made by Conti. I decided to go with the Gatorskins. Since putting them on the bike 500+ miles ago I have zero gripes. These tires are excellent and have given me no worries, issues and/or problems.

I try to put in 75 to 100 miles in a week on the bike.

I highly recommend the Continental Gatorskin 27 inch Road Tire.

Reviewed 8/24/2020
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EXCELLENT PRODUCT
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by DJC
Cycling Enthusiast
MIAMI FL

i WAS HAVING TO REPLACE MY TUBES AS MUCH AS THREE TIMES WEEKLY DUE TO ALL THE CONSTRUCTION DEBRIS AND GLASS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. THESE TIRES ARE REMARKABLE. I HAVE NOT HAD A FLAT TIRE SINCE THESE WERE INSTALLED. THE ONLY DRAWBACK I HAD WAS WHEN THE BIKE SHOP OVERFILLED THE AIR IN THE TUBE AND IT EXPLODED. NOW, I AM CAUTIOUS ON NOT OVER INFLATING THE TIRES. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE TIRES.

Reviewed 6/4/2021
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Punctured on second outing
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by Anonymous
Daily Commuter
Detroit MI

These install easily, and ride nice, but not up to Detroit conditions.

Reviewed 9/4/2021
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Great tires
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by Anonymous
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

These tires were easy to install and ride like they were made for my vintage Peugeot

Reviewed 10/5/2020
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The gold standard of reliable and tough tires
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Victoria, Canada
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

An absolute cinch to install, and these are becoming increasingly difficult to find in 27 inch size. Kudos for keeping them in stock. Such steady performers, and though they add a bit of extra thickness to one's overall wheel profile, most rim brakes can accommodate the space. Very pleased overall.

Reviewed 9/12/2020
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Tread wear indicators
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by Anonymous
Jensen beach fl.

What a great feature to these tires. Normally you would guess when it was time to change the tire. I have 2800 miles on mine and the indicator is still showing. Normally I would have started worrying about tread life 800 miles ago.

Reviewed 7/19/2020
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Seems to work, very high profile
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by Anonymous
NM
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

My Panasonic dx-1000 does not have enough room to mount this tire between the rim and the seat tube. It mounts ok on the front fork. I bought 2, and so Im using one on the front and a much lower profile Serfa tire on the rear. Used the second tire for a different bike. But beware if you have a tight clearance between frame and rear rim, especially near the front derailleur.

Reviewed 5/24/2020
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smooth ride, good grip
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by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
suburban Chicago
1 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I like the run flat protection while riding.

Reviewed 7/14/2017
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Great tire. Would recommend.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Valley Forge, PA
9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

This is the second set of Gatorskins I own. The first are the Hardshells I put on another bike. I liked them so much I thought I'd try these when looking at new tires for a 27 fixed gear. After speaking to one of the customer service reps I decided to try the regular Gatorskins.

While I know Conti's have a reputation of running small, these measure 32mm (1.25) on my rims. The rims are regular square cross section, not aero's. They leave a mm or two under the rear brake and plenty of room under the front on the Schwinn Traveler frame. Mounting was fine though I did need tire levers for the last bit of both the front and rear. My front rim is an 80's era Weinman without a lip and there have been no problems with this tire pulling off. I run them around 90-100 psi and find them compliant, comfortable with low rolling resistance and good road grip in both wet and dry weather.

I've put a couple hundred miles on them and the front still has the mold line and the rear is showing no wear. I don't skid stop so have no data on their slide characteristics or wear rate in that capacity. Over all I am very pleased with the tires and would recommend them to others.

Reviewed 3/23/2017
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