Everyone’s favourite training tyre (formely known as Ultra GatorSkin).
The long distance runner.
A durable carbon black mixture, a well regarded puncture protection system and the DuraSkin™-anti-cut fabric turn the Ultra GatorSkin into a real long distance runner. In varying widths of 23mm and 25mm it can be used on the way to work as well as training for road races or for sportives and audax. A durable, tough tyre at a really nice price.
Tyres with DuraSkin sidewall protection have to roll with the punches. These tyres are used in the harshest conditions. On messenger bikes, the tyres skid along curbs, on travel bikes, they cross continents without wearing through and in professional cycling they have to endure tough tests such as Paris-Roubaix.
The high-quality polyamide fabric reliably protects the casing of the tyre and protects the tyre from the worst conditions. These tyres stand out with their brown sidewalls.
PolyX Breaker - Puncture-defence!;
With PolyX Breaker®, Continental bring PKW know-how to the bicycle tyre segment: Polyester has been used successfully for years in car tyres and been tried and tested many times.
The extremely resistant polyester fibre is woven tightly crosswise. In this way, a very high fabric density is reached which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects but is also especially resistant to punctures.
The rolling resistance is also not negatively affected by the PolyX Breaker®.
Shipping charges for this item to United States: $8.36
My favourite tyres I've tried. They seem to last for a good 1000 miles + and feel assured in wet slippery conditions.
First ride on them today and had been on some Bontrager All Weather 25mm and too be fair they were pretty bomb proof until last couple of rides when I only had to look at them and they puntured but had covered over 2000 miles so fair enough.
These tyres today were great and such a difference with the way they rolled and gripped. Excellent for climbing and made such a difference to my ride. Love them!
Excellent price, service and product as ever. Tried Conti GP4000's but got fed up with punctures, plus find the harder compound of these actually quicker. Possibly psychological, but anyway.. nothing slows you down like a puncture!
Seem like solid, durable tires. Only been commuting on them for a couple of weeks in Edinburgh where there's a lot of glass. Also used for 100 milers and these roll well.
Don't seem to suffer the little slices and cuts that Michelin pro race 3s and 2s suffered.
Perhaps not quite as grippy as more 'race oriented' tires, but more than compensate with their durability.
Super quick delivery - not sure how Merlin do it!
This is great winter tyre. Have already had to test it out in typical autumn weather and it has been good. It Inspires confidence as you splash down lanes liberally covered in gravel, hedge trimmings and diesel.
Looks good as well with the visible red mesh on the sidewall and the yellow 'Gatorskin' logo.
Merlin, as ever, gave me the best price and a great delivery response. Thanks.
When I wanted a more durable tyre to replace the excellent GP4000s on my training wheels I went straight to Continental. I already have these on my commuter and (sssh) no sign of the p word and little visible wear in 12 months of 50 miles a week through Bristol. No issues with grip either.
Have had several sets of these tyres which give superb puncture protection and durability. This is at the expense of a little bit of suppleness in the side wall and so they are not just as smooth and soft a ride as some other 25 mm tyres. This is noticeable between these and the Michelin Pro 4 Endurance, which I have also tried recently but I cannot comment and compare the durability of the latter. Cannot really fault the Contis though as they do what they say they are designed for at a very good price point.
What can you say about gatorskins that hasn't been said before? I ride them all year round because I hate punctures, and, to be honest, all tyres feel more or less the same to me - pressure makes most of the difference.
Quite light, ride nicely, hardly any punctures. I've bought a total of 6 - only one was duff where the bead failed and ripped the tube. The rest are all rolling along no problem.
Fantastic general purpose tyre.
Pretty light and roll well.!
Was suffering loads of punctures but none since I put these on.
As ever top class service from merlin.!