This is the Continental Gatorskin Road Tire. The name says it all. Gatorskins have long been the winter/training tire of choice among cyclists everywhere. The all around quality and performance of these tires is so good that they are now a year round go-to tire for many riders who pour the miles onto them.
- Continental has changed the name of the Ultra Gatorskin to Gatorskin. No changes have been made to the tires other than the label
- High mileage carbon-black tread compound
- Highly puncture-resistant casing with Duraskin sidewall protection
Tire Type: Clincher
Compound | Casing: - | DuraSkin/PolyX Breaker
TPI (Threads Per Inch): 3/180 TPI
Puncture Protection: Yes
Inflation: 120 PSI (23mm, 25mm, 1-1/8"), 116 PSI (28mm), 102 PSI (32mm, 1-1/4")
Weight: 275g (650c | 23mm), 320g (26" | 1-1/8"), 305g (700c | 23mm), 315g (700c | 25mm), 360g (700c | 28mm), 420g (700c | 32mm), 430g (27" | 1-1/4")
This product was added to our catalog on December 16, 2014
There are better tires out there that are lighter and more responsive, but for a reliable tire that also grips the road well, these are great if you can get around putting them on--hint: get plastic covered metal tire levers.
Yes, they are a pain to get on and off the rim, but I've done it at least a dozen times now (including rotations) and only pinched one inner tube. Maybe it's because I have strong hands.