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Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Road Tyre

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Product Description

Fast, tough and durable, the Continental GatorSkin is the go to tyre for winter riding and training. Fast rolling and hard wearing with puncture protection, this is the tyre of choice for dependable all-year-round cycling.

Key Features:

  • Rubber compound: natural rubber tread
  • Casing: DuraSkin - lightweight, protects from cuts and abrasions
  • Puncture protection: PolyX Breaker – woven polyester layer, prevents objects piercing through the tread
  • Bead: folding or wire
  • Design: Handmade in Germany
  • Sizes: 700 x 23c, 700 x 25c, 700 x 28c, 650 x 23c, 27 x 1/14”
  • Colour: Black
  • Weight: 250g (700 x 25c, folding)

A durable, fast yet tough tyre at a really nice price. The Duraskin® external mesh forms a protective shield over the entire casing to help prevent cuts, punctures and abrasions. The slick German made natural rubber tread is designed to perform well in wet/wintery conditions.

Intended for high mileage winter training for serious cyclists in a host of sizes including 700c, 27 x 1 1/4, MTB & 650c.


Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Road Tyre Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.8
out of 5
4.78
Build Quality
4.84
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.53

Customer Reviews (43)

4
gatorskin review

Very good tyre with lots of grip in dry and wet conditions. Very tight and a bit difficult to fit.

Very good tyre with lots of grip in dry and wet conditions. Very tight and a bit difficult to fit.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
My tyre of choice

Second set of these I have ordered (different bikes). Smooth runners, easy to fit and so far no punctures.

Second set of these I have ordered (different bikes). Smooth runners, easy to fit and so far no punctures.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Top tyre

I have been running gatorskins on a 25mm for about a year now and really impressed. Bought a pair of 28s for my wife's bike as an upgrade to the schwalbe marathons and was so impressed I bought a second pair for my road bike. Early days yet but they seem to run as easily as the 25s but with a little more of a cushioned ride.

I have been running gatorskins on a 25mm for about a year now and really impressed. Bought a pair of 28s for my wife's bike as an upgrade to the schwalbe marathons and was so impressed I bought a second pair for my road bike. Early days yet but they seem to run as easily as the 25s but with a little more of a cushioned ride.

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

Only used once but very impressed. Bought for extra puncture protection so time will tell how it goes, feels good so far though.

Only used once but very impressed. Bought for extra puncture protection so time will tell how it goes, feels good so far though.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Hard wearing but prone to slashes

Had a set of these on for about a year. They've done well, would say I've had slightly less punctures compared to my previous tyres, but they are definitely not impervious. I do about 50 miles a week commuting to work and they've had a rough time on the poor quality roads in Bournemouth, I have some pretty deep slashes all over them but guess that's not too bad considering how many miles I do on them. Overall I would recommend, but they are pricey...

Had a set of these on for about a year. They've done well, would say I've had slightly less punctures compared to my previous tyres, but they are definitely not impervious. I do about 50 miles a week commuting to work and they've had a rough time on the poor quality roads in Bournemouth, I have some pretty deep slashes all over them but guess that's not too bad considering how many miles I do on them. Overall I would recommend, but they are pricey...

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3.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Great tyre

I use these as the rear tyre on a fixed gear and they are very hard wearing, requiring changing after 6-9 months or so of fairly heavy use. Started buying as replacement for Bontrager Racelite Hard Case tyres when they stopped making them - more expensive but usually last long enough for them to be on sale somewhere.

I use these as the rear tyre on a fixed gear and they are very hard wearing, requiring changing after 6-9 months or so of fairly heavy use. Started buying as replacement for Bontrager Racelite Hard Case tyres when they stopped making them - more expensive but usually last long enough for them to be on sale somewhere.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Excellent tyres

Cannot fault the grip or handling - I'm a 100-150 mile/week leisure cyclist and they are just the job. I don't have the strongest hands, so need a tyre lever to get them back on the rim as they are a little stiff. The direction arrow is only on one side - next to the Made in Germany text. Not too difficult to see once you know where to look. I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again when I need replacements.

Cannot fault the grip or handling - I'm a 100-150 mile/week leisure cyclist and they are just the job. I don't have the strongest hands, so need a tyre lever to get them back on the rim as they are a little stiff. The direction arrow is only on one side - next to the Made in Germany text. Not too difficult to see once you know where to look. I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again when I need replacements.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Very good deal

High quality tyres which not only look the part but perform well too. Great Delivery from Tredz, very quick and well packaged.

High quality tyres which not only look the part but perform well too. Great Delivery from Tredz, very quick and well packaged.

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
High Quality Tyres

High quality tyres which not only look the part but perform well too. Great Delivery from Tredz, very quick and well packaged.

High quality tyres which not only look the part but perform well too. Great Delivery from Tredz, very quick and well packaged.

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

good price and fast delivery.will be using tredz again... thank you

good price and fast delivery.will be using tredz again... thank you

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
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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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We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

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It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.