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.

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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 Name, 0, 10, Name, Ultra Gatorskin
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Continental

Manufacturer's Description Manufacturer's Description, 2, 0, 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) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 300
Colour Colour, 2, 0, Colour, Black
Additional Features Additional Features, 2, 0, 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 Diameter, 2, 0, Diameter, 559
Max PSI Max PSI, 2, 0, Max PSI, 116
Tyre Sizes Available Tyre Sizes Available, 2, 0, Tyre Sizes Available, 23-571 23-622 25-622 28-559 28-622 32-630