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Continental Gatorskin Road Bike Tyre

The long distance runner. Gatorskin A durable carbon black mixture, a well regarded puncture protection system and the DuraSkin™-anti-cut fabric turn the Gatorskin, formely known as Ultra Gatorskin, into a real long distance runner. Available in a variety of widths it can be used on the way to work as well as training for road races or for sportives and audax. The Gatorskin is a highly popular tyre at a nice price.

Specifications:

ETRTO Size Weight Bead Technology PSI - Rec.
Inflation
PSI - Max
 Inflation
Ply/TPI
23-622 700x23 220g Folding PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 110 120 3/180
23-622 700x23 290g Wire PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 110 120 3/180
25-622 700x25 240g Folding PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 95 120 3/180
25-622 700x25 310g Wire PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 110 120 3/180
28-622 700x28 320g Folding PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 95 116 3/180
28-622 700x28 360g Wire PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 95 116 3/180
32-622 700x32 325g Folding PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 85 102 3/180
32-622 700x32 365g Wire PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 85 102 3/180
32-630 27x1 1/4 390g Wire PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin 85 102 3/180

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  • Colour: Black
  • Size: Folding Bead, Wire Bead
  • Wheel Size: 700c
  • Width: 23c, 32c, 25c, 28c
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 152 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice tyres, hope the puncture proofing works! Bought these to replace old vittoria tyres on my Ribble road bike. Noticeably smoother with a lot less wrist buzz for the same pressure. Also easy to fit to my Mavic Aksium Race wheels. Thought I noticed a fault in the tyre but there appears to be two small wear marker holes on each tyre to allow you to gauge when they wear out. All in all very happy with them but time will tell. 11 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by A premium product from Continental but sub-standard service from Chainreaction Cycles A well-manufactured and durable product that gives you confidence on the road for longer tours. Less than commendable service from Chainreaction cycles, though. They sat on the order (July 2) for 2 days before shipping (July 4), then a 1-2 day post service becomes a 6 day service when the goods arrive on July 7th. Halfrods were also cheaper on this product with a multi-buy option but had no stock. Absolutely no response to customer e-mails either. Would go to Halfords next time. 09 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by only buy if on sale run several thousand miles on these tyres - issues with side wall splitting - I favour 25mm on my road bike. Competitive arena - only buy if at a good price 19 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great commuters I purchased a pair of Continental Gatorskin 700x28c tyres for the commute to work on the CX bike. When I was researching tyres for commuting the popular questions were how often do they puncture and how do they wear. So here is my contribution - 950km distance, 90psi front, 95psi rear, gross weight 91kg. Rims are 17mm wide (internal). I've had one puncture and that was a big nasty really sharp shard of headlight glass so I'm not disappointed.  Pictures show the wear - hardly any afaic. The majority of road has been the typical low grade bitumen non-thoroughfare type. 14 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great tyre a little heavy Gatorskins for the first time been on bike for eight months all through winter - no issues with them feel a little heavy but most of my ridding is pothole ridden somerset lanes so have done a great job 13 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic tyre, tried and tested. Simply the best tyre I have ever used. I have had the same set on for a year now and I cover on average 110-120km per week. Having said that, the tyre is fairly run down and I have recently ordered two new Gator skins. I have always had the correct pressure in the tyre which also helps prevent punctures and aids in minimising roll resistance. I picked up in total two punctures since last June 2013 and they were both times very large nails. They can be tight to put on at first or in a roadside situation but experience has shown that by simply wetting the rims this helps big time. 12 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by この商品は価格が優れている この価格で、この品質、日本では購入出来ません、また、注文から1週間で到着しました、日本国内で購入するのと変わりません 28 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by good protection, good price bought these as was getting at least 1 puncture a week max 3. had these for 2 months and haven't had a single puncture yet. they also roll very well. 20 May 2014
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Clearly there is a weight advantage to fitting folding bead and they are more expensive but is there any downside to them such as ride, punctures, fitting new tubes following a puncture etc?
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I find fitting/removing folding bead tires much easier than wire rim tires - with the right technique you can remove/fit the tire without tire levers (I no longer carry leavers)

The only possible disadvantage is for downhill, where wire bead tires are sometimes still used because there is less chance of the tire coming off the rim - this is only a concern with massive tires at high speed with lots of rocks around

Bottom line, folding bead is awesome
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fitting new tubes is a big advantage when on the road
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Hi.

It's not the tubes that are the problem. The type of puncture that you are describing is known as a "snake bite" puncture, or a "pinch flat". Your tires are under-inflated . As a result when you cycle
over the bump (potholes etc) on the road, the tyre compresses so much that the tube gets pinched between the edge of the rim and the bump on the road. This causes the puncture. Your tyres need to be inflated to the recommended tyre pressure (PSI) which is written on the wall of your tyre. The best and easiest way to inflate your tyres to the correct pressure is with a Floor Pump, which has a pressure gauge.
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That is called a "snake bite" and is more often a result of the tyre pressure being to low. Road tyres need to be of a higher pressure and checked on a weekly basis. Check the details on the side wall of the tyre and make sure they are inflated to the upper end of the range
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what is the narrowest tires I can get on my caad X I currently have 700X35c
do I need to change my tubes also?
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Running tyres as narrow as 700x25c should be fine; if the inner rim weighs around 15 - 16mm wide then a 23c tyre would also be fine.
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My hybrid rims have a range of 25mm to 35mm, standard fit at 28mm. So i doubt you could go smaller than 25mm safely. Yes you will have to change the tubes, you need a range of 18 -25mm (For 25mm tyres) what you have at the moment will just be almost impossible to fit and if you did would push the tyre of the rim.
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I have a mtb scott aspect 27.5 wheel and i would like to buy road tires
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These tyres are designed for much narrower Road rims making them not compatible.

We currently have no Road/Slick style tyres to fit the 27.5" wheels.
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This being an mtb wheel size, as such they would be a 650B. There should be marks on your tyre to say it's 650b, if so CRC have a range of tyres in this size, so see what suits you.
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