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 Bead: Steel
ISO Diameter: 622 / road / 29"
ISO Width: 28
Labeled Size: 28
Tire Type: Clincher
Tire Diameter: 700c
Intended Use: Road
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.