Continental Gatorskin Rigid Tyre
The Gatorskin is famous as a hard wearing, puncture protected tyre designed for fast riding and commuting. It’s probably the most popular road bike tyre in the UK (maybe Europe) with its cut-resistant Duraskin and Kevlar-reinforced layers. This tyre is ideal for training, commuting, winter riding and even sportives.
The smooth rolling tread which provides exceptional grip in both wet and dry conditions makes it a winter and all-year favourite. It’s well worth your while fitting Gatorskins for winter because of the minimal risk of puncturing and you having to be changing tubes in the bitter cold.
Duraskin protective shield
The Duraskin® external mesh forms a protective shield over the entire casing to help prevent cuts, punctures and abrasions. It’s a lightweight cut-resistant layer which gives the Gatorskin its distinctive brown sidewalls.
PolyX Breaker protection
This densely woven Polyester fibre provides some of the Gatorskin's puncture protection and stops debris penetrating beyond the tread.
Once known as the Ultra Gatorskin, before the new GatorHardshell was introduced, there are also wider options to add a little extra comfort to your ride. This folding bead Gatorskin is lighter than the rigid bead version.
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- High mileage, durable and fast rolling tyre.
- Exceptional grip in wet and dry conditions
- Duraskin® cut-resistant layer from bead to bead.
- Highly puncture-resistant construction.
- 180 thread per inch casing with Kevlar-reinforced layer directly under the tread.
- Four widths for all requirements.
- Quality German made natural rubber tread.
Tyre Sizes and Weights
Recommended inner tubes
We recommend Continental inner tubes which are available in a range of relevant sizes.
The Continental Gatorskin made into into our top eight autumn, winter and wet weather tyres. Read here.
About the Continental brand
Continental supplies tyres to a large percentage of the UCI World Tour teams as well as several UK-based UCI Continental teams. Continental is the only bicycle tyre manufacturer in Germany and one of the last major bicycle tyre manufacturers in Europe. Over 100 years of experience in the manufacturing of bicycle tyres has made Continental into the unique, outstanding company that it is today.