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Continental Gator Hardshell Duraskin Road Tyre

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Product Description

Fast and reliable, the Continental Gator Hardshell DuraSkin is the tyre for hardcore urban cyclists and commuters. The levels of puncture protection offered with the PolyX Breaker layer and Hardshell protection are incredible and the tyre is fast rolling too. The Continental Gator Hardshell DuraSkin is modelled on our famous Gatorskin race bike tyre

Key Features:

  • Puncture protection: Wider PolyX Breaker puncture belt under the tread
  • Sidewall protection: DuraSkin anti-tear layer
  • Extra protection: Hardshell Polyamide layer for even more protection
  • Usage: More reinforcement for the modern commuter
  • Weight: From 250g

MORE is what you get!

After extensive market research, feedback from commuters all over the world showed us that a new type of tyre was in demand. Our Gatorskin race bike tyre had filled a gap for hardcore commuters but they wanted more; MORE casing; MORE breaker; MORE protection...

Taking the Gatorskin as our base, we've added a third Polyamide layer in the sidewall to make a unique 3-ply casing for the Gator Hardshell.

We've also added a wider Poly-X anti puncture breaker belt under the tread which extends down into the shoulder area for wider coverage.

Add this to the Duraskin anti-tear mesh on the outside of the casing and you are presented with a tougher commuter which is also fast and is available in 700x23 up to 32 plus 27 x 1 1/4.


Continental Gator Hardshell Duraskin Road Tyre Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.47
Build Quality
4.50
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.58

Customer Reviews (6)

4
some sidewall problems

I was very happy with my first set of these but had some problems with the second as the side walls have perished before the tyre is worn,

I was very happy with my first set of these but had some problems with the second as the side walls have perished before the tyre is worn,

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3.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 3/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5
5
32mm winter confidence

These are like riding on space-hoppers compared to the 28mm Continentals I took off until better weather returns. Commuting in the dark through leaf mulch on un-metalled leisure trails had me gritting my teeth at the hard knocks to the rims 28mms were transmitting. The 32mms let me plough on without a care in the world. I'm a fan of Continental's armoured tyres, I so rarely get punctures I'd worry about putting anything else on the bike.

These are like riding on space-hoppers compared to the 28mm Continentals I took off until better weather returns. Commuting in the dark through leaf mulch on un-metalled leisure trails had me gritting my teeth at the hard knocks to the rims 28mms were transmitting. The 32mms let me plough on without a care in the world. I'm a fan of Continental's armoured tyres, I so rarely get punctures I'd worry about putting anything else on the bike.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Exceptional tyre

Bought these to prepare my bike for winter roads after getting two punctures on a single ride. 100 miles later and there still going strong. Good grip in all conditions provided. A must for winter rides.

Bought these to prepare my bike for winter roads after getting two punctures on a single ride. 100 miles later and there still going strong. Good grip in all conditions provided. A must for winter rides.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Continental Gtorskin Hardshell

Just what the doctor ordered and better than that cheaper than anywhere else

Just what the doctor ordered and better than that cheaper than anywhere else

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Gator Hard Shell Great Buy

A superb all round tyre. Tough to get on first time but durable. Good puncture protection and good value for money overall.

A superb all round tyre. Tough to get on first time but durable. Good puncture protection and good value for money overall.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Highly Recommended

These tyres are fantastic in every sense. Durability performance and looks. All you need to do is read reviews from all the leading bike websites. I am lucky enough to experience them first hand. Also Tredz as a company are a pleasure to deal with too. An all round pleasant experience and fantastic purchase.

These tyres are fantastic in every sense. Durability performance and looks. All you need to do is read reviews from all the leading bike websites. I am lucky enough to experience them first hand. Also Tredz as a company are a pleasure to deal with too. An all round pleasant experience and fantastic purchase.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

Continental Clincher Tyre Chooser

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Road & Track Tyres - clincher

Use the tyre chooser below to help find the perfect Continental tyre for your riding style and budget. These clincher tyres are designed for different types of road cycling from sportives to time trials as well as racing and training. Continental tyres are available at different performance levels from entry level Sport tyres right up to Premium tyres with pro level features.

To find the right size tyre for your bike checkout our size guide below the tyre chooser.

 

 Winter/Training/CommuteSportiveRace/TriathlonTime Trial/Sprint Tri
Premium               Grand Prix Attack & Force        
        Grand Prix 4000 S II        
                        Grand Prix TT
                              Grand Prix Supersonic
Grand Prix 4 Season                  
    Grand Prix GT                
            Grand Prix            
        Grand Prix Classic                  
Gator Hardshell                      
  Gatorskin                  
Performance         Grand Sport Race      
Grand Sport Extra                  
      Ultra Sport II                
Sport SuperSport Plus                            

How to check your current tyre size?

Take a look at the sidewall of your current tyres and you’ll see one or two sets of figures;

One is the traditional size like 700x28c or 27.5x2.2. The first figure is the tyre diameter(size). The second is tyre width. Note: road bike sizes are in mm, MTB sizes are in inches.

The other set of figures you may see is ETRTO sizing like this 28-622. The first number here is tyre width while the second number relates to wheel diameter.

Here is a comparrison chart for traditional and ETRTO sizing to help you choose the correct tyre size.

ETRTO Number Dimension
700c road bike wheels
18-622 700 x 18C
23-622 700 x 23C
25-622 700 x 25C
28-622 700 x 28C
32-622 700 x 32C
37-622 700 x 35C
47-622 700 x 47C
26" mountain bike wheels
50-559 26 x 1.9
54-559 26 x 2.1
55-559 26 x 2.2
58-559 26 x 2.35
27.5" (650b) mountain bike wheels
50-584 27.5 x 1.95
54-584 27.5 x 2.1
57-584 27.5 x 2.25
29" mountain bike wheels
50-622 29 x 2.0
54-622 29 x 2.1
55-622 29 x 2.2

Will this tyre fit my wheel?

Your new tyre must be the same diameter as your current one (to fit your wheel rim).

Then, you need a choose a tyre which will fit your frame.

Road bike tyres are generally 21 – 28mm wide

MTB tyres can range from 1.5”-5”

To make things complicated road tyres are measured in mm, while MTB tyres are in inches.

How wide is too wide

You want to leave at least 4mm clearance between your frame and tyres to prevent rub and allow for mud clearance.

Measure the following areas on your frame:

Fork crown (top)

Brake calipers (make sure you squeeze them)

Chainstays

Seatstays

Subtract 4mm and you’ll have the maximum width your frame can handle.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Continental Tyre Guide

 

Continental Road Bike Tyre Guide

With over 100 years of manufacturing experience, Continental road bike tyres have been tried and tested at the very highest level. See the range of technologies that give their clincher and tubular road bike tyres a performance edge.


Compounds

Black Chili Compound

Black Chili is Continental’s premium rubber compound for both road and mountain bike tyres. It offers more grip with less rolling resistance and even lasts longer than other rubber compounds.


Pure Grip Compound

Pure Grip is a performance rubber compound that sits just below Black Chili. An Activated Silica rubber compound, Pure grip offers excellent traction, is also long lasting and highly durable. Used on both road and mountain bike tyres, Pure Grip is produced in Continental’s Chinese factory.


Tyre Types & Protection

PlusBreaker

These tyres offer the highest level of puncture protection against objects piercing the tread. Plus Breaker is a layer of special highly elastic rubber sits just underneath the tread. This successfully stops all types of foreign objects from getting through to the inner tube below. Even a drawing pin can’t get through the PlusBreaker layer.


PolyX Breaker

PolyX Breaker is a densely woven Polyester fibre layer that sits beneath the tread of the tyre. The polyester fibre layer is tightly woven crosswise and is extremely resistant to foreign objects penetrating through the casing. This puncture reducing technology does not adversely affect rolling resistance.


Vectran Breaker

Vectran breaker represents the pinnacle in puncture protection. Highly resistant to puncture and cuts, Vectran breaker doesn’t slow the tyre down. Vectran is a liquid crystalline polymer (LCP) that is spun from Vectra liquid polymer and processed into a multistrand thread. Vectran has an enormous tear resistance at a very low weight and offers the ultimate under-the-tread protection.


DuraSkin

DuraSkin is an ultra-lightweight cut resistant sheath that wraps around the tyre casing. Designed to protect the sidewalls and tread from actual cuts and slashes on the road, this technology is found in all Gatorskin tyres. DuraSkin tyres stand out with their brown sidewalls.


Hardshell

With a wider PolyX breaker layer combined with DuraSkin sidewalls, Hardshell-ProTection offers outstanding puncture protection. The three-ply layer with 60 TPI carcass covers the entire tyre and makes it a real bastion against urban detritus. Hardshell tyres are the flagship puncture protection racing tyres.


Supersonic

Lightweight for maximum acceleration, Supersonic tyres are ideal for track and time trials.


NyTech Breaker

Sitting between the SafetySystem and PolyX Breaker, NyTech offers more effective puncture protection for performance tyres. The Nylon fabric is highly resistant to cuts and punctures but offers low rolling resistance and reduced weight.

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