Continental Ultra Gatorskin tyres review

Performance and durability combined

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £24.95 RRP | USD $37.20
Continental Ultra Gatorskin

Our review

Fast and robust for audax, winter training or long-distance commuting
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Gatorskins seem to divide opinions on reliability, but if you keep them at 110-120psi and don’t run them down to the casing, they live up to Conti’s claim of being ‘the ultimate training and racing tyre where puncture protection is priority’. 


The bead-to-bead Duraskin layer makes the sidewalls slash-resistant and the aramid belt under the tread is tough for a training tyre.


It’s light and fast too, with a rolling performance not far off that of a race tyre. Wire bead versions are about 50g heavier and £3 cheaper than their folding counterparts. 

Product Specifications


Name Ultra Gatorskin
Brand Continental

Manufacturer's Description Conti's sophisticated anti puncture tyre The ultimate wire bead training & racing tyre where puncture protection is priority. Using the latest technology against flats the GatorSkin range uses an aramid breaker and Duraskin® sidewall ProTection. The Duraskin® sidewall reinforcement forms an external protective shield over the entire casing to prevent cuts, puntures and abrasions. The slick natural rubber tread is designed to perform well in wet/wintery conditions.
Weight (g) 300
Colour Black
Additional Features THE only tyre for your winter / high mileage bike, Aramid belt under tread , Plus Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead , Quality German made natural rubber tread , Praised by both the press and thousands of satisfied users, Intended for high mileage winter training for serious cyclists.
Diameter 559
Max PSI 116
Tyre Sizes Available 23-571 23-622 25-622 28-559 28-622 32-630