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.
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.
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!!
very much what you'd expect from conti. i have about 8 hours on these tires as of this writing and they are so cool! i wanted low rolling resistance, i got it! they're rated for 115 psi so they're hard as a rock and fast af. i put them on 28mm rims and they seat perfectly (i was a little worried). i'm having to adjust to using higher gears to compensate for the smaller diameter but that's hardly a complaint. sometimes when i'm trying to really stomp it i do little burnouts w the rear but this is to be expected with a tread-less tire.
Great road tire option for my 26 inch wheeled Santana tandem. Fast and very puncture resistant. I dont like the short life of the sidewall mesh though. Do not last nearly as long as my road GP 4000s2s.
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.
I purchased these tires for a folding mountain bike that I travel with all year. Previous tires I had were ok, but I got too many flats. Plus running them at 115 psi makes keeping up with my roadie friends much easier. These tires are fast and durable.
You wont be disappointed.