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Continental
Gatorskin 700c Road Tire (Wire Bead)

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A tough tire that just keeps going.

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.

  • 700c x 23mm (23-622 ISO, 280g wire bead, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 25mm (25-622 ISO, 300g wire bead, 120 max. psi)
  • 700c x 28mm (28-622 ISO, 360g wire bead, 116 max. psi)
  • 700c x 32mm (32-622 ISO, 380g wire bead, 102 max. psi)

Note: Continental has added wear indicators to all Continental 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.

 

Applications: Training/Recreational, Commuting/Urban 

 

RimSize: 622 mm

 

Threads Per Inch: 3 Plies/180 Total tpi

 

Made in: Germany 

700c x 23mm

Weight: 280 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 23-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 110 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 25mm

Weight: 300 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 25-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 120 psi

700c x 28mm

Weight: 360 grams

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 28-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 95 psi

Max Pressure: 116 psi

700c X 32mm

Weight: 360 grams

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Love this tire, smooth riding and durable. My first set last four years with no flats.
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by IKE
Casual Cyclist
Maryland

I ride everyday, no flats, no dislikes with these tires.

Reviewed 3/8/2018
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Durable - getting between 5500 & 7000 miles
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by Rides -a -Lot
Cycling Enthusiast
Cypress, TX

I am a distance cyclist, 250 - 300 mpw12000py. These tires wear well, cut resistant and excellent for not having flats. Usually do 110 miles on Sat. Rest of the week is between 25 miles M thru F and 65 miles on Sun.

Reviewed 2/22/2018
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westernbikeworks always the best price ,fast service and no tax
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by stevenlevesseur
Cycling Enthusiast
kent, washington

tires are very good for any street or paved trail.

Reviewed 6/22/2017
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virtually indestructible and impervious to all city and country roads throw at you! My last set saw 5k miles before failure and that was a wear hole!
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by SFBiker
Daily Commuter
San Francisco, CA
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

see review headline! No other alternative for city streets

Reviewed 6/12/2017
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Stop looking!
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by Bdhasson
Evans, Georgia
5 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

I had been recommended these tires by a riding buddy for some time now. I have always been partial to Michelin tires. Well not any more. These tires hold the road better and have a much more durable sidewall than any other tire I have ridden. I have already put over 600 miles on these and they are doing great. I won't be buying anything else. I will be sending a pair to my dad when he runs his current tires down.

Reviewed 8/11/2014
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Tough Tire with OK Ride
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by ShastaTour
Cycling Enthusiast
Norcal
8 of 8 customers found this review helpful.

I have a couple thousand miles into a set of 32mm and though they are starting to wear a bit square the wear indicators would seem to indicate i have another 2K left at least. The two flats so far were both wire from delaminated truck steel belted tires that would flat almost any bike tire. I have ridden these extensively on gravel roads as well without issue. So, for toughness I rate these tires 5 stars for a sub 300 gram 32mm tire. If you want bulletproof then take the weight penalty and run Schwalbe Marathons.

Ride quality though is just average. Not bad but not great either. They felt better when new but are now starting to feel a little squirrley when cornering probably from the way they are wearing - nothing terrible, but just average.

I am reluctant to change tires because these have proven themselves out on the road to be trustworthy and get you through rides. And, when buying on sale, the price is very competitive.

Reviewed 2/24/2014
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Great Winter Tires
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by lwarren
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, OR

Not the lightest but these tires are really durable. They're easy to get off and on the rims - extra important when it's wet and cold. I've had good luck with not getting flats (knock on wood).

Reviewed 11/21/2017
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I ride in the desert and used to get lots of flats these tires eliminated that!
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by Chuckarita
Cycling Enthusiast
Palm Desert,ca.

I ride in the desert and used to get lots of flats these tires eliminated that!

Reviewed 11/16/2017
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Great product.
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by 160497
Cycling Enthusiast
South TX

Only have about 300 hundred miles on tires so far. No flats. Smooth ride, great service.

Reviewed 2/27/2017
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New Gatorskin tires
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by Anonymous

Great price, Great service, Great tires

Reviewed 9/18/2017
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3 flats in 3 months
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Cycling Enthusiast
New England
0 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

Enough said.

Reviewed 8/22/2016
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I've ridden CONTINENTAL GATORSKIN 700C ROAD TIRES for many years.
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by Rekrespite
Cycling Enthusiast
Indianapolis, IN

I ride a Trek 2120 for touring. Most recent trip was Indianapolis to Cleveland, OH, 5 days, 350 miles, carrying gear and credit card camping. I've used these tires for years and have always been satisfied with the ride. I recommend these tires for both day to day riding as well as longer rides.

Reviewed 8/24/2017
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Longest lasting tire I have ever owned .
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by GPPDX
Daily Commuter
Portland, Oregon

I had a set of Gatorskins that lasted ell over a year and a half with with an average of 15 miles per day. I now run them on both of my bikes.

Reviewed 7/6/2017
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Wears well
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by Anonymous
Steamboat Springs, CO

If you're looking for a reasonably priced tire that will wear well, this is it.

Reviewed 7/7/2017
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Continental Gatorskins hold up very well for long distance touring.
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by Jeff Jones
Cycling Enthusiast
Ellensburg, Wa

Excellent tire for long distance touring. Hold up well and give me many miles of cycling. Ride 1000 miles and year with no problems with the tire. I ride with a group of senior men and we all have the same tire.

Reviewed 6/9/2017
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I have been using gatorskins on all my bicycles for several years without a flat.
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by Gregory
Cycling Enthusiast
Cambria, CA

This is one tough tire. The only failure has been the tube stem, not the tire.

Reviewed 5/22/2017
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Great puncture resistance and great mileage
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by Chocolate Thunder
Competitive Racer
Ellicott CitySilver Spring, MD

Great puncture resistance and tire life. I use them for training and racing, very good traction when leaned over. Never had an issue in the wet either. I run them at 55psi max on my CX bike on the road and they soak up the bumps. I probably would have gotten more miles out of them if I didn't use them on the trainer ,)

Reviewed 4/18/2017
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Great all-purpose tire
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by htxtreme
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

This is my third set of Continental Gatorskin tires. I use them on my training bike (as my carbon bike has tubeless tires) and they're very durable but not terribly heavy and roll nicely. I ride with a lot of confidence that I won't get a flat with every piece of glass or other debris on the road. I've only gotten one flat tire over the years which was a freak occurrence - ran over one of those thin wires that comes off of bus or other large vehicle tires.

Reviewed 5/22/2015
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Good training tire
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Cycling Enthusiast
Carson city- Lake Tahoe area of the Sierra Nevada
11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.

After purchasing the Continental Gatorskin 700c Road Tires 25/28 recently , I have about three hundred miles on them. They roll smoothly and running them at 88 of pressure they absorb road vibs quite well. Descending a mountain pass of six miles from Lake Tahoe, the Garmin recorded a top speed of 53.8 mph and I felt secure rolling through the high speed turns. I shall continue to monitor their performance and hope to get many miles in return.

I raced mountain bikes until age 55 with state championships and one national downhill title in 1994 and I still log over 4000 miles a year on my bicycles.

Reviewed 4/9/2015
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Tough tire and rides smooth
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by JPL
San Diego CA
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Using the 28 on my training bike. Fits and I run it at 75 psi. Really smooth ride for those 50 plus mile days.

Reviewed 3/16/2015
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