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Continental Gatorskin tires have been one of our best selling tires for a couple years now. The combination of flat protection, good ride, and Continentals great quality have helped the Gatorskin gain popularity and use around Chicago. A durable carbon black mixture, a well regarded puncture protection system and DuraSkin-anti-cut fabric turn the GatorSkin, formerly known as Ultra GatorSkin, into a real long distance runner.

The Ultra GatorSkin has set the bar for a perfectly-balanced blend of ride quality and long-term durability without breaking the bank … but still the roads of North America demand a model even tougher. The all NEW GatorHardshell delivers!!!
Sharing the bead-to-bead protection of DuraSkin, the Hardshell casing wraps further into the sidewall and an extra-wide PolyX Breaker covers the entire tread strip from shoulder-to-shoulder. Added material in the tread strip not only improves mileage, but lends yet another degree of puncture resistance.

Both Gatorskin and Gatorskin Hardshell come in a wire bead and Kevlar beaded folding version.

Continental Gatorskin and GatorHardshell.

Unique chance to see the layer of the tires before they are forever together.

With the GatorHardshell on the left, you can see the thicker rubber and wider Poly-X breaker.

Also, the tire casing folds over across the tire 3 times, where on the Gatorskin, it only overlaps

in the center of the tire.

Close up of the GatorHardshell.

Close up of the Gatorskin.

Close, very close.

Many layers of protection and performance.
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Chicago, IL 60610
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