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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.
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.
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!!
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.
I started using Gatorskins on the advice of a fellow biker. They are more expensive than the bargain basement tires I used to get but thay are more than worth it. One Gatorskin tire outlasts four or more regular tires. I was glad to find them in the 27" size so I can use them on my classic Schwinn LeTour.
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.
This is the first time Iï¿½ve 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. Iï¿½ve 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! Iï¿½m deciding on a new paint job and some more upgrades but Iï¿½m super happy I splurged on these. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.