CONTINENTAL GATOR HARDSHELL
Modeled after Continental's famous Gatorskin race / training tire, features more reinforcement for trouble free training and bad road condition racing. Constructed with Conti's Duraskin & Poly-X technology, all wrapped in a Hardshell.
Additional features include
Aimed at hardcore fast commuters who need the speed of a race commuter tire (ie Gatorskin or Grand Prix) but bulked out to provide a tougher cross section in case of that unseen pot-hole or scuffed sidewall on the curbs. Uses a new type of casing design which folds three times from bead to bead to form a 3 ply sidewall (usually 2 ply). Anti-Cut Duraskin from bead to bead . Extra wide Poly-X-Breaker under the tread extending into the shoulder area. Extra tread rubber for longer mileage
An extremely durable polyamide mesh that protects the extra-fine, high performance casing from cuts, punctures and abrasion
Less than 10g per tire, Duraskin has a very high strength to weight ratio meaning that cyclists benefit from superb anti tear protection while still experiencing lightweight performance from their tires.
You'll know when one of our tires features Duraskin. The dark brown fabric is applied externally to the tire casing prior to the addition of the tread in the manufacturing process. This means that Duraskin is the first line of defense against intrusion, increasing the chances of sidewall survival significantly in the event of hitting a foreign object..
New processing techniques enable us to improve existing technology resulting in such features like Poly-X-Breaker. Conti uses polyester as a breaker material and rely on our experience in car tires to utililize this material to the maximum benefits in cycle tires. The advantages lie in the additional crossing of the individual fabric weaves in manufacturing, giving a densely woven seal with minimal space between the threads - result, Poly-X is very resistant to foreign objects without increasing the rolling resistance of the tire.
Available in 700 x 23 / 700, 700 x 25 all black with folding beads
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