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.
|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|