The Continental Gator skin has been around for quite some time now. While Continental has various other well-respected models in their lineup, the Gatorskin is well known in the biking world for being a rugged, heavy-duty tire made of a durable rubber compound and a puncture-resistant insert that significantly reduces the chances of getting a flat while you are out on your ride.
With Continental's PolyX Breaker®, they bring car expertise to the bicycle tire segment: Polyester has been used successfully for years in car tires and been tried and tested many times. The extremely resistant polyester fiber is woven tightly crosswise. In this way, a very high fabric density is reached which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects but is also especially resistant to punctures. The rolling resistance is also not negatively affected by the PolyX Breaker®.
Tires with DuraSkin® sidewall protection have to be able to roll with the punches. They are used under the harshest conditions. On messenger bikes, the tires skid along curbs; on touring bikes, they cross continents without wearing out. In racing cycling, they have to endure tough tests such as the Paris-Roubaix. The high-quality polyamide fabric protects the tire casing against the worst conditions. These tires stand out thanks to their brown sidewalls.
- Tire Intended Use: Road
- ISO Diameter: 622 / road / 29"
- ISO Width (mm): 23 mm
- Labeled Size: 700 x 23
- Tire Bead: Folding
- Tire Diameter: 700c
- Tire Type: Clincher
- Weight: 230
- TPI: 180
- Flat Protection: Tread and Sidewall
- PSI: 120