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Continental Gator Hardshell (Folding)

Continental

Gator Hardshell (Folding)

$64.95 - $69.95
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4.5 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

Continental Gator Hardshell (Folding)

Continental's ultra-tough Gator Hardshell combines 3 flat-protection technologies into the ultimate distance and training tire. It features a flat-busting, bead-to-bead layer of DuraSkin and an extra-wide Poly-X Breaker anti-puncture strip. But Conti wasn't done yet. They added material in the tread to improve mileage and lend another level of puncture resistance. Plus, the folding bead keeps the weight low.

Features and Information

  • Hardshell Protection
  • This is a folding tire
  • Weight:
    23c: 250 grams
    25c: 270 grams
    28c: 350 grams
    32c: 385 grams
 

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4.5 stars

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Pros

  • Durable rubber  (4)
  • Resistant to element  (4)
  • Great traction  (3)
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Heavy 
  • Not durable 
  • Wears easily 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (4)
  • Casual riding  (3)
  • Recycling 
  • Upgrade 

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5.0

Gets the Job Done on Long Rides

By I_Am

from Canada

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Resistant To Element
  • Great Traction
  • Durable Rubber

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Upgrade
    • Casual Riding
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    Have used these tires on training rides and so far has endured the occasional gravel roads/rough roads. Inspires confidence on paved roads (less worrying on getting flats).

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    5.0

    These tires are the best!!! (700c X 25)

    By hossbluto

    from Pasco, WA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable Rubber
    • Great Traction
    • Resistant To Element

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I've been riding these tires for two years. I've had TWO flats, that's it. The first one was caused by launching off a curb, and the other was from a goathead that somehow penetrated the hard shell. They even survived a wreck where the bike was totally destroyed. These tires will not eliminate every flat but they will eliminate 95% of them.

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      5.0

      Great tire for long rides

      By Mike

      from Longmont, CO

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great Traction
      • Durable Rubber
      • Resistant To Element

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      These are the only tires that I now use. They are very resistant to flats and only have a small weight penalty. They are comfortable keep me going on longer rides. I no longer flat like I did in the past. Most of the people that I do 60 to 100 mile rides with also use the Hardshell Gatorskins.

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      5.0

      My first folding tire

      By Rupert

      from North County, CA

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Durable Rubber
      • Lightweight
      • Resistant To Element

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        In the past I've mostly spent no more than $30 on a tire, but was getting a lot of flats and wanted to save a little weight as I now have a huge hill to tackle on my commute and every little bit counts. About 1,500 miles in and zero flats later I'm happy with the extra money I spent.

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        1.0

        Avoid this junk

        By Don

        from Oviedo, FL

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Not Durable
        • Wears Easily

        Best Uses

        • Recycling

        Comments:

        These seems in these tires separated on only the second ride with under 90 psi. I don't see how this company can be taken seriously putting out junk like this.

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        700 x 25c 04019238466409 01003130000 QBP-TR9467
        700 x 28c 04019238581423 01006390000 QBP-TR9364
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