Used these in China where the roads are not the greatest. These tyres are about as durable as they come. As a training tyre and for commuting none better. Maybe the rolling resistance is a little high for serious racing, but not so important during commuting or training. Do yourself a favour, buy two sets. Durable, durable, durable
Continental Gatorskin Wirebead Road Tyre
Continental Gatorskin Wirebead Road Tyre
The long distance runner.
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I've had a road bike for just on 12 months now, and after getting a flat in the first half-dozen rides with the crummy original tyres, I put on a pair of Gators. Over 3500 k's later (touch wood) I haven't had any further flats - the Gators are great! Not even close to needing a new pair yet (wearing really well), but picked these up 2 for the price of 1 in shops at home. I'm no racer (3x commute per week plus longer social rides on weekends), and cannot comment on roll, cornering etc - all I know is these are great for what I do.
I am a casual cyclist who likes tyres with grip, good looks and good protection. I have used varies brands of tyres but was impressed with the 4000 series. After numerous punctures(delinquents throwing bottles out of car Windows) I thought I would give the Gatorskin a go.
A LOT OF GLASS ON ROADS I RIDE SO FAR SO GOOD
Very happy with my new tyres and I have only heard positive things about them.
I did the ride to conquer cancer in oct 2013 it was a 200klm ride�I rode past a lot of riders with punchers these tyres stood up to the test going over gravel uneven surface they were great
I ride along a lake which sometimes you run into double g,s have not had a puncture since cfitting these tyres great product
Had a pair of these tyres on my bike for 6 months now and I've lined each tyre with Mr Tuffy's Tyre Liner just to be sure to be sure and Voila, no flats. There's been very little tyre wear in that time so seems they'll last a lot of mileage. Bought these for replacements as the price is great.
easy to fit
After a double flat and sliced sidewall on the way home, got onto Cell website at 10pm for tyres and tubes and they were in my office the next day at 2pm ready for the next commuting day - awesome service. So far so good with the gatorskins - got them at the recommendation of a friend who rides 500km a week on them
I ride on some road/tracks prone to punctures and this tyre early use has proven excellent resistance. It was easy to fit. It's a little heavier than than my previous racing tyre but the additional toughness is worth it.
These tyres are the second set I have bought after the last set lasted nearly 9000 km with no punctures. Great product
I'm on to my third set of Gatorskins. Daily commute across poor road conditions has been tough on the tyres, and I have found the gatorskins to offer an excellent mix of puncture resistance and ease of riding - I also do weekend rides on the same bike so like to have a bit of performance as well.
Just glad not to get flats so often
So far so good, I have had two rides on them and they have a better rolling resistance than the tyres that I bought the bike with, and touch wood no punctures so far.��They were pretty easy to fit, and I haven't looked back. Would definitely buy Gators again
Ride daily to work and these tires are light and grip well and skid well. I'm running on the 28's better on pinches and punctures. Only problem i'v heard of with these is that they are difficult to get on and off when changing, i haven't experienced this at all.
use these tyres on the regular sunday ride, we love them so much the whole group rides on them..
I bought these tyres as I'm extremely puncture prone, I have been using them for a good few months now and not one puncture. They are very grippy and have a low rolling resistance. �The only issue I have with them is they are SO hard to get onto the wheel, I had to have my boyfriend help me and I hate to ever say that I can't do something on my own. That's the only reason they don't get 5 stars from me. But once they're on you'll never regret getting them! :)
As a long time commuter, puncture resistance is the one aspect I prize most in my tyres. The gator skins have served well in this regard.
Living up to the promise so far - very pleased to go riding with confidence I'll get home without a puncture !
I have used these tyres more than once and find them good wearing on all types of terrain.I am an older recreational rider in the country and use mainly sealed roads.Very puncture resistant and long wearing. would recommend them to any rider and they do not break the bank to buy.
I asked for the tyre to be installed onto my new wheelset purchased at the same time, I asked for it over the phone aswell as in the comments box when I ordered my goods.��but it didn't happen:-0
I was introduced to these tyres whilst taking part in the Rotary Great Australian Bike Ride in 2009 we did over 17,00ks in 7 months. Out of all the tyers we used on that ride they gave us the best overall service. Thats why I keep them on my Road bike now.
I heard that they were harder than normal to put on. However I gave them a quick stretch & I didn't have any additional problems that I haven't had with other tyres.�Only just got them so have only ridden a couple of times.
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