The Continental Continental Gator Hardshell Folding Road Cycling Tire is ideal when it comes to extremely long service life, for the next tour, or the commute.
Made for for rough surfaces and rugged tarmac.
The Gatorskin has set the bar for a perfectly balanced blend of ride quality and long term durability, all without breaking the bank.
POLYXBREAKER- The polyester fibers overlap during manufacturing, yielding a very dense fabric and minimal space in-between threads, making the PolyX highly resistant to any foreign body without reducing the rolling resistance.
DURASKIN- Sidewall protection coming from the high quality polyamide fabric encasing the core casing of the tire from scuffs and cuts under the worst conditions.
Hardshell protection is comprised of three main components, a deep casing overlap providing added sidewall protection, and extra wide PolyX breaker protecting the entire tread strip and finally, the casing is sheltered by a bead to bead layer of DuraSkin fabric.
HANDMADE IN GERMANY-Continental has been hand making their tires since 1871, maintaining the integrity of tradition, while evolving with the most advanced technology.