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Continental
Gatorskin 27 Inch Road Tire

Mfg PartNum:C1010524
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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).

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.

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.

 

Weight: 330 grams

 

Weight: 330 grams

 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 32-630 

 

Max Pressure: 102 psi

 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

 

Made in: Germany 

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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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Nice tire...
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by Anonymous
PNW

Quality riding tire...

Reviewed 7/21/2019
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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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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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An excellent tire
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by Dick0412
Casual Cyclist
Houston, Texas

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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The gold standard of reliable and tough tires
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Victoria, Canada

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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Great tire. Seems very resistant to puncture flats.
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

Great tire. Seems very resistant to puncture flats.

Reviewed 9/11/2020
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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

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
8 of 8 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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Long-lasting, great performance
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by andres paway
Daily Commuter
Washington, DC
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I haven't had these tires on my bike for long, but I did have Continental's cheaper model Ultra Sport on my bike for eight years of daily commutes and touring through gravel, glass, and mud. Once I put some tire liners between the tires and the tubes, I literally never got flats through years of riding. And the Gatorskins are a step up! They were easy to get on and look great. These models look a little bald and slick brand new, but the grip seems find and I expect them to last longer than my 1982 frame at this point.

Reviewed 1/23/2017
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A great upgrade for an old bike.
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by Rich G.
Cycling Enthusiast
Vermont
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I should have bought these ages ago. They do a great job of soaking up buzz from the road. There's less rolling resistance than cheaper tires. They are worth the extra bucks.

Reviewed 6/26/2018
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Tire is too wide
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by SyncroBiker
Cycling Enthusiast
Irvine, CA
4 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I picked up these tires thinking that I would be all set on my vintage Della Santa racer. It turns out that these tires sit kind of wide on my rims. At least a lot wider than my previous tires (27x14). I had to remove the brake shoes to install the wheel back on both front and the rear. My racing frame has narrow stays at the bottom bracket. The rear wheel has so ever slight out-of-true and the tire rubs on the frame. These tires are great but I'm going to swap them out for some narrower ones because they are not practical on this bike.

Reviewed 3/30/2018
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A great value at any price paid! The best out there for 27" wheels!
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by Jason
Cycling Enthusiast
Colorado
9 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

The most durable, easy to mount, longest lasting, and bullet proof (no flats), 27 inch tire available! Higher cost than some other options but lasts longer so evens out. )

Reviewed 5/1/2014
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Very satisfied
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by Anonymous
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Nice to have the tough, durable gator skin in 27 inches for my vintage 73 Motobecane.

Reviewed 5/31/2019
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A quality 27 tire for the long haul
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by Rich L.
Cycling Enthusiast
Lancaster, PA
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

I was glad to find Continental still provides a quality 27 inch tire that was purchased for our tandem. This should give good service for safe riding.

Reviewed 9/19/2017
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Gatorskins are the way to go
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by Anonymous
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Great tire for the cities. Good tread, Can't beat the puncture resistant features of this tire.

Reviewed 3/6/2017
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puncture-proof (so far) tires
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Reviewed 3/25/2014
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