Continental Gator Skin Tyre - Wire Bead - 700c
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Continental GatorSkin Road Tyre - Rigid Road Tyre - 700c
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  • GatorSkin tyre for road bikes
  • High mileage fast rolling road tyre
  • DuraSkin polyamide mesh layer fabric sidewalls protect against cuts and abrasions
  • Durable and resilient against punctures thanks to a Nylon / Kevlar breaker belt
  • Offers outstanding grip in all weather conditions
  • 700c wheels only
  • Weight 350 grams
  • Available in various sizes
  • Buy 2 and reduce the price of each tyre.

 

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Good ol' GatorSkins. A little tough to put on but they sure do last.
So far, these tires are awesome. They shipped really fast
I always buy these tyres as they prove to be good value in terms of durability and grip quite well.
Great all round tires for training or just riding around. They roll very well. Not the lightest but no big deal for general riding. Last a long time.
Great tire for long term service. Never received a flat in hundreds of miles. Still look, grip, and ride great.
Have used GatorSkins for years, they are great tyres for poorer conditions and have only punctured with glass.
Best quality for the price. Smooth, good traction and silent tire, at this time the best tire I bought in 25 years
Bought the 28mm to use on my second set of wheels for the commute to work, and they are really good. No wonder the Pros use 28mm tyres in the cobbled classics
Great tires. Durable. Certainly lived up to their reputation of being a pain in the butt to install, but I expect to rarely, if ever, need to take them off.
I do some serious commuter miles and long long weekend rides (150km to 250km). These are the only tires I will use for these purposes
Superb deal! The product is impeccable, the price unbeatable. This is my go to for bike tires and you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll be spending my buck here.
Best road bike tyre I have used. No punctures since using gatorskins for 5 years.
Only rolled for about two weeks on these, but there's not a single sign of wear and tear. I've even run over some nasty rocks. They seem really durable, and was exactly was I was looking for.
Bought the Gator skin tyres as road alternative for my Felt FX5 Crossover. A bit fiddly to get on rims, just need to be patient and work round the wheel with both sides at once. Very impressed with tyre, really smooth rolling and good grip.
Great tyres, suitable for reliable commuting
Fantastic winter/all year round tyre. Nice and grippy, much better than the O/E tyres that came on the bike. Have not yet to put many miles in, but after the first 250 I`m happy to say no punctures so far.
Doing the trick so far - much better puncture protection than GP4000's. Very happy.
These seem great. Only done a 100 miles or so but they seem to roll nicely and stood up to me riding over a big bramble branch that had crept over the cycle path. They don't seem to roll quite as well as the old tyres, but that it's entirely subjective and may very well be my imagination. However they roll considerably better than a flat tyre and if they get me home every time then they're going to be perfect. So far I would absolutely recommend.
The product is fantastic, grippy yet still a comfortable ride! Feels secure over mixed road conditions. Great tyre. Delivery was next day, great service Merlin!
Excellent tyre, long lasting and with good puncture protection but still quite nippy.
Excellent tyre, tight to get on the rims though. Good service from Merlin again.
Great winter tyre, as bomb proof as any tyre can be with top quality grip thrown in. Rides nicely for such a tough tyre too.
Ordered these tyres for the Autumn and Winter months. These are great tyres with good puncture protection for the messy roads at this time of year, ordered and received rapidly thanks Merlin.
This is a really good product, I will not use anything else on my bike, I ride 67.4 klms most days of the year so I really need a great tyre, my wife needs something reliable and this tyre is just perfect for her as well, and we will continue to purchase this product.
I have been using continental tyres for a few years and have found them to be a good quality tyre, puncture resistance with modest weight. Would definately recommend these for use on our roads through the autumn and winter months
Great service and delivery, put tyres on which were a very tight fit. But have ridden on them everyday no punctures at all. If you want tyres for speed look elsewhere, but for general use just the ticket.
Great value Gator skin tyres. This 28mm just fits on a road race frame with its limited clearance, I measured it at 27mm inflated. Successfully replaces my 23mm so I can ride some rough paths. Usual super fast Merlin delivery
Excellent product and great delivery. 100psi min required, need a few rides out to maximise grip.
Just completed a 100 km Sportive with people dropping like flies, puncture after puncture. I survived intact. Very happy I bought some puncture resistance tyres. Good price too.
Been using these for years, durable and dependable, can get 4k miles out of a set on dry weather bike.
Great tyres so far, been out in foul weather with hedges that have just been clipped, fingers crossed no punctures. Which is more than I can say for the guys on Ultremos!
Great tire for training and general all around use. The additional weight for the puncture protection is negligible as is the wire bead and the avoidance of flats on the road is worth any weight gain. Comfortable, secure, and durable; perfect!
Fantastic tires easy to fit and grip really well and fast rolling too would buy this product again.
So far so good, no punctures and rides nicely.
Riding on Czech Roads you need that extra punction protection and tyres offer that. I've ridden 1000s of km without a puncture on the 23mm version and now a couple of hundred miles on the 25s, still no puncture. I road with a friend on Schwable Ultremo ZXs and he punctured within 10km. In addition I've been suprised at the noticeable improvement in ride comfort going from the 23s to the 25s.
Great tyre at a great price. Good grip and rolls really well.
Good long lived tyres. better than average grip.
Good tyres, easier to fit than marathons but the last conti tyre I had (super sport) failed in the sidewall so will keep an eye on this one.
Silent and fast rolling, easy install - and nice and tuff! Ideal for the streets of Edinburgh :)
I have been using this product for many years and have found them to be very reliable. Great price and delivery. Thanks Bill
The streets of Manchester and Salford are not the most tyre friendly ! Had these a few weeks now and so far no punctures. Were easy to fit and roll very nicely. Grip seems fine.
I have found Gator Skins hard wearing & durable needed to try 700 x 25 as we have not finished with the ice.
Great tyres - good grip on all surfaces and bullet proof
Great tyre for all year training, its fast rolling with plenty of grip in wet conditions and excellent puncture protection
I purchased these tyre because I was fed up with punctures running Schwalbe Lugano's on my daily commute. It is a bit of a brutal route for tyres, lots of hedges and flints. These tyres are much more resilient and definitely worth every penny. Lower cost tyres are simply a false economy as you'll end up paying just as much money, if not more, in puncture repair kits and inners tubes. I'm not sure why but the ride feels much more reassuring and feel more confident about taking bends at speed.
Excellent set of tyres sent by an excellent supplier.
Excellent tyres with good protection, but more importantly good grip and low rolling resistance and at the best price around!!!
Have used these tyres before and found them to be excellent winter tyres, rolling well and very few punctures. So far so good with these new replacements after a couple of rides in grotty conditions on poor roads
Good tire and good pricing.
Recieved these within 24 hours, so far very happy. Heard great things about Continental Gator Skin, hopefully no more flats on dirty gritty roads this winter. Merlin price could not be beaten on this product
Great tyre. Great price. Essential tyre for winter training!
Great tyres good value
Excellent training and commuting tyre. I'm careful to remove shards and flints every day but I have never punctured on these tyres. They have worn well and the replacement pair has been on the shelf longer than I expected. Grip is fine in the wet and dry. Wide 28mm profile makes for comfortable ride and pothole impacts I've had and winced at have not resulted in the pinch flats I expected.
Great winter tyre, highly recommended for anyone using quieter country lanes through the winter. No punctures as yet after approximately 300 miles this winter. Usual high service from Merlin, and lowest price around.
Excellent winter tyres.
Purchased these tyres for my road bike for the winter months as a sturdier option than the usual summer slicks. Have now been out a few times on them, and have had no problems at all with wet roads, leaves, or gravel in the lanes. Don't notice much difference in the running of the tyres compared to the slicks and very impressed by the grip and resilience. Overall very impressed and would recommend them to anyone wanting a sturdy tyre with good grip but not too cumbersome. Did have trouble getting them on the wheels but think that was just a lack of practice.
I've ridden Gators for a year now (2500 miles) and am just going onto a new one (on the front, the old front on the back). Good grip for a high-pressure tyre, but of course not puncture-proof - I've had 8-9 flats, all flint or thorns. A bit fiddlier to fit than some makes, particularly in the cold & wet thus only 4 stars.
The best tyre on the market for winter riding durable with excellent wear.
Felt I need a change from my hard robust Vittoria`s Rubino. So went for theses gator skin tyres alot more "grip" love the price (under 40 pounds) and went for standard delivery to, still arrived next day. Thanks merlin
These are the only tires I use on my road bike! Have ridden them for years (3 bikes and about 25,000 km) and can testify that broken glass (the bottom of a bottle) is the only sidewall cut I have had that flatted the tire - once only. Also, I have had staples that have penetrated the rubber tread and have been deflected by the Kevlar puncture layer and were therefore prevented from puncturing the tube. I find the staples in the tread when I clean the bike post-ride. Once I left a staple in the tire to see if there was a slow leak as a result. Checked the tire pressure the next day - no loss of pressure. Removed the staple and continued using the tire and tube. Can't ask for much more than that! Good long lasting tires. I get about 4,500 km on the rear and 10,000 km on the front. I change the rear when the centre of the tread is flat (ie squared; no longer rounded profile - there's not a lot of rubber left between the road and the tube) and I change the front when the rubber starts to "check" from drying out. No need to buy any other tire! Thanks Continental!
superb service from merlin cycles throughout ordering and delivery process and top prices - have already spread the word - thank you merlin cycles
i have had these tyres before and they have been very hard wearing and as of yet puncture proof. i would highly recommend them
Used a set of Gator Skins for nearly 2000 miles without a puncture, until my bike was nicked. Durable and reasonably light and me being a body weight of 100 kilos, I think it speaks volumes of the tyre's construction.
Bought this tyre to replace the same that I damaged in a freak accident, and would buy again. Rolls smooth and not a flat tyre yet on my daily commute. Good value tyre.
Great tyre, exactly as advertised
Great tyre. Very durable. Good grip on road. Great training/commuting tyre.
awesome
A quality tyre, but harder to fit than expected. Good service from Merlin.
Good tyre , goes on rim easier than 26 inch.