The Continental Gator Skin Folding Road Tyreis a durable, fast yet tough tyre at a really nice price. The Duraskin® external mesh forms a protective sheild over the entire casing to prevent cuts, puntures and abrasions. The slick German made natural rubber tread is designed to perform well in wet/wintery conditions. Intended for high mileage winter training for serious cyclists in a host of sizes including 700c, 27 x 1 1/4, MTB & 650c.
Continental Gator Skin Folding Road Tyre Features:
The ONLY tyre you need for your winter / training bike
The most popular 700x23 tyre in the UK
Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead
Quality German made natural rubber tread
Praised by both the press and thousands of satisfied users
Continental Gator Skin Folding Road Tyre Technologies:
PolyXbreaker - New processing techniques enable us to improve existing technology resulting in such features like Poly-X-Breaker. We use polyester as a breaker material and rely on our experience in car tyres to utililize this material to the maximum benefits in cycle tyres. The advantages lie in the additinal crossing of the individual fabric weaves in manufacturing, giving a densley woven seal with minimal space between the threads - result, Poly-X is very resistant to foreign objects without increasing the rolling resistance of the tyre
DuraSkin - Improved sidewall protection. An extremely durable polyamide mesh that protects the extra-fine, high performance casing from cuts, punctures and abrasion. Lightweight durability. Less than 10g per tyre, Duraskin has a very high strength to weight ratio meaning that cyclists benefit from superb anti tear proctection whilst still experiencing lightweigh performance from their tyres. High Tech appearance. You'll know when one of our tyres features Duraskin. The dark brown fabric is applied externally to the tyre casing priot to the addition of the tread in the manufacturing process. This means that Duraskin is teh first line of defence against intrusion, increasing the chances of sidewall survival significantly in the event of hitting a foreign object.
Continental Gator Skin Folding Road Tyre Specifications:
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim2013 Great for training esp thru winter
I have been riding 18 months on the same gators, in all weather, well over 8,000kms and just one puncture. Actually a couple because it took me two goes to find and dig out the glass splinter that had wedged up next to the woven layer (it pays to carry a nail to dig these out). But I'm not blaming the tyres. They can be a bit hard to roll on to race wheels on a cold, dark morning if the unthinkable happens - so instead I have them on a set of Shimano RS20s which are much more forgiving, and fine for training.
20 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great Tire
I've put about 3K miles on mine so far on some of the worst roads in the world (Clovis NM and Adana TR), and have only suffered one puncture froma very sharp and thin shard of metal. Pror to running the gatorskins, I was getting multiple flats per ride. They wear very well too with no issues. I highly reccomend these tires if you're experiencing a lot of punctures.
14 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Overall pretty good
I've probably spun these out for about 700-800 miles thus far. In this time, they have been over some pretty aweful rural back roads and farm roads that i need to navigate to to gain the best of my chosen loops. The tread is showing some little nicks which is to be expected,and only the rear has just started showing the initial stage of flatting across the top, but only very minor. In the wet and cold, i think the tire grips exceptionally well, its very confidence inspiring, and the tyre probably has far more to give in the wet and dry bends than my courage will ever alow me to discover. Yes i have had one puncture, where a thorn had managed to get right through the tread and carcass but for the mileaage i've covered i'd accept that as run of the mill. I think all the time i can find these online for the £25 each i paid for the folding version, i will keep these as my stable favourites. A great tyre....
30 April 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous are not cut resistent
Fantastic grip but feel let down with the puncture protection. Got a puncture today and duraskin did not live up to its hype. The tyre had a small slice in the tyre, cycling in dry weather also from a tiny piece of glass.
05 April 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Side wall blow out
Only had these tires on for a short time when the side wall blew out, this is the second time on relative new tire, first coming down a steep decent @30mph (very lucky to stay on bike) & the second time was in the last mile of a reliability trial, not very impressed at all, I could cope with a puncture or two
04 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent tyre for training. So good as a Conti GP4000S but much more resistant and durable. Perfect choice for training!
23 April 2012
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