Conti‘s sophisticated anti puncture tyre The ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection. The Duraskin® sidewall reinforcement forms an external protective sheild over the entire casing to prevent cuts, puntures and abrasions. The slick natural rubber tread is designed to perform well in wet/wintery conditions.
Continental Gator Skin Wire Tyre Specifications:
Rec. Inflation Pressure (psi)
Max. Inflation Pressure (psi)
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Rated 4 out of 5 by netsullivc Very solid workhorse suited to the rear
This is a very solid workhorse of a tyre. Delivers high levels of puncture protection, well within reason anyway, love the way it flicks stones out the side with an assertive "ping". The combination of tough sidewall and wire bead makes for an overall durable combination. Can survive on more moderate pressures so delivering a more compliant ride. However there is a trade of, its not the grippiest of the conti offerings, by a margin, and lacks rolling compliance, hence poorly suited to front wheel duties. Prefer to run it with a GP4000s combo.
06 December 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SteveR1968 Nice tyre at a good price - but watch for side wall failures
Recently replaced my dead Schwalbe DD's with this tyre on recommendation. Rear tyre did 15 easy miles on a main road before the side wall on my rear went bang. Failure appears to be just above the bead. Has knocked my confidence in these tyres. May be a bad batch. Please check when you have installed!!!
01 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pav19983 Good Value For Money
These tyres are bulletproof and affordable tyres. They have a great TPI rating and you get a stack of k's out of them.
Since I have been using the gatorskins, I hardly ever get a puncture! They are hard wearing, and you get a bunch of k's out of them.
All round awesome training tyre
25 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TKMK Durable tyre
So far so good, no problem at all and overall on a good price
24 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ocyrus best tyres out there..
you can understand why people love this tyre and me also quick look good and not to expensive buy them you will love them to..
21 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Richzr7 Great tyres
Bought these to replace GP4000s which cut up really easily, Gatorskins grip as well and far more durable - now my tyre of choice
27 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rjulianw Solid tyre that can take just about everything is runs over
Been running these for a year or so for urban commuting and riding in the country. Very reliable tyres that can absorb a world of abuse. Very difficult for anything to pierce the inner layer of protection. Just remember to pick out the stuff that gets stuck in the rubber. They also carry wear indicators so that you know when to change them.
21 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Holden Reliable
I've used gatorskins for many years as a winter training tyre and on my commuting bike. I've ridden Lejog in the wet without incident and even raced on them. Their puncture resistance is excellent and they roll almost as good as a lighter race tyre like a gp4000s or pro3. They are hard wearing and last longer than any other tyre I've used. The trade off is they don't have very good grip in the wet. Good enough to ride all year round.
20 October 2013
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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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