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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 4.2 out of 5 by 163 reviewers.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not happy Now this might be a bit odd but I have only brought 2 of these tires and im not happy. After only 2000k the back tire is dead. One skid from an emergency stop has created a long flat spot. 3 punctures in the last 3 outings confirms the tire is finished. There are numerous small splits/rips all the way around the tire and the tire just feels very thin now. The tire has not worn down to the factory replacement markings in fact its no where near. Nearly all 2000k where in dry summer conditions on road or cycle path. I guess real puncture protection begins at a higher price point? 03 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tyre Amazing however don't try and blow up above 125psi blows the tyre off rims 02 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gatorskin recommendation I recently replaced both tyres on my Forme Edge Pro with a pair of Continental Gatorskins (wire bead). Very easy to fit. Very smooth on the road. Fitted in combination with Slime smart tubes. I would definitely recommend. 01 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2500km without a problem - and still life in the tires esp the front one. Not a flat (knock on wood), confident in the corners, takes high pressure, rear one will be thrown out this fall even though there may be more life in it. Will move the front to the rear, and buy a new front. I throw out earlier than later because my primary goal is trouble free riding - no flats - at all cost ie maybe weight and dollars. 30 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Taken a beating on my cross bike. I'm impressed with the beating I've laid on these and they still look great. I'm at almost 2000km and rotated at 1100. I run these on my cross bike as I thought i'd be doing more road however it's been mostly gravel roads and even some gnarly single track here and there. Never thought I'de be doing it on slicks but here I am. I'll be buying another pair FOR SURE! 27 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Good I run these front and back on my fixed gear bike. Even after a bit of fun sliding around on the rear they still look new. The hard compound gets a bit slippery in the wet, but its easily manageable. 21 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Easily survived an End to End! Bought these to replace the factory tyres on my Giant Defy 2 prior to setting off on my end to end ride. Chose these specifically because of its anti-puncture capabilities, and because of previous excellent reviews. They easily survived the 950 mile trip with absolutely no punctures! this is bearing in mind I had a load hanging off the rear of my saddle, but they had no problems dealing with unavoidable potholes and stoney roads. After A couple of smaller rides (commutes), I've had one puncture, but that was because a went over a gigantic pothole - I don't think any tyre would have survived. I have a race in Scotland in a couple of weeks, and Ilm buying some fresh ones for the event!! I have a rear shimano ultegra wheel and found it quite difficult to squeeze the tyre on though... 21 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Punctures are a thing of the past Only errant pieces of sharp metal or mutated plant thorns can puncture an inner tube protected by these tyres. Excellent. 21 August 2014
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Folding Bead

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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No downside at all. Folding bead have weight advantage, quality of the tire and installation process are the same. If the weight means to you, go for it. It is worth paying couple of euros more.
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no. skip the wires.
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fitting new tubes is a big advantage when on the road
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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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Do you fold wired tyres when posting

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I ordered the same wired tyres as you and i got them kind of double looped in a circular shape not like you would get a foldable tyre hope this awnsers your question
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This tyre comes folded inside the original box yes.
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No, wire bead tires are generally sent in a wheel box (or larger, depending on order)
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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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Suitable tubes for gator skin tyre

Dear Sir

Can you recommend a suitable tube to go with this tyre (continental gatorskin road tyre wire bead). I current have two of these tyres (wire bead) in my basket but want to add the tubes and place as one order.

I would prefer tubes that self repair. You know the type that if they puncture you can inflate them again after a short while and it is good enough to get you home.

Prefer Presta valve if possible

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Any of the tubes below would be fine..
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Pick any tube depending on your desires, ie light, more puncture resistant, etc. Really, any tube works.
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