The fast endurance runner.
Inheriting the best qualities of the highly popular Gatorskin road tyre, namely the durable carbon black tread mixture, the effective puncture protection breaker layer and the DuraSkin™ anti-cut fabric. The Sprinter Gatorskin itself features the typically comfortable and light feel of a tubular tyre. The professional riders use a similar combination in their tyres for Paris - Roubaix and other equipment destroying classics in the springtime. If you want to ‘get the miles in’, but your streets aren’t covered with the finest tarmac and you prefer the inconspicuous function of your tyres, then this is your tubular.
PSI - Rec.
PSI - Max
DuraSkin, SafetySystem Breaker
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Rated 3 out of 5 by Gussie Bumpy ride
The ends of the base tape overlap creating a large lump resulting in a bumpy ride with every revolution of the wheel which is especially noticeable on smooth roads. Also once the tread wears down which does not take very long one is left with only a paper thin layer of rubber. Then it takes one skid and you are down to canvas. Otherwise they seem to be fairly puncture proof but it all depends on the condition of the roads you ride.
12 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Puncture proof
Got the least punctures with these tyres and ride them till the canvas shows and beyond. Can be inflated to 11 bars which theoretically give them less rolling resistance. In Namibia they last the longest of any tyre, cannot ride anything else...
08 November 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Didnt last long.
Bought 4 of these tyres when placing a large order (as I'm located in Australia).
I'm actually pretty disappointed in these tyres. They've lasted me around 4000km (2500 miles) and the rear tyre has already worn out. Ive had 3 rear and 1 front punctures (mostly after the first 2000km).
Previously i was using Specialized Armadillos (which CRC dont stock) and they were fantastic. I got nearly 15,000km from a pair with only 2 punctures (which was right before i replaced them).
The grip levels on these gatorskins wasn't as good as the armadillos, but they are a lighter tyre with less rolling resistance. I haven't used any other tyres so i cant compare them to anything else.
So i guess these tyres would be ok for a bit of fast racing type stuff, but for endurance/daily ride their not worth it as they wear way to quickly and dont offer much grip in the wet.
29 February 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous great
Not cheap but do a good job. Get the odd puncture but there's nothing in the world that's completely puncture proof. I generally run mine until they're down to the 'canvas'. Despite what others have said, the valve core is removable so extensions can be added for deep section.
08 February 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Tubulars suck
purchased some Bora's which came with these units. A) they weren't glued on properly, B), one burst and one consistantly went down. C) trying to find a replacement unit and none of these tubulars seem to mention their valve length... important with deep dish wheel.. but none of them mention it. pissed off.
29 October 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous ...
rear tyre flat after about 200 km, pretty disappointing, picked out small, razorlike rock from tyre, surprised to see something like that penetrating it... but nice tires overall, low rolling resistance.
06 July 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Can't complain
These were my first tubulars. They were nice. I enjoyed the increased PSI capacity... they seemed fast. Grip was great but the course I raced them on was pretty tame. I finished 1,2 and 3rd in the 3 races I raced with them so i think they're pretty good. I used them as a training tire for a couple days after words and I had a blow out.... i dont think thats a regular thing though i may have run over something.... Im not sure. But i enjoyed them while they lasted... would buy again.
25 September 2009
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