Continental Gatorskin tyres review

Continental says that its Gatorskin is the UK’s favourite training tyre. We’ve been out and about testing the tyres on the UK’s back roads

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Continental Gatorskin tyre is a good quality mid-priced tyre that rolls well, although it’s not quite as subtle or as grippy as its more expensive brothers.

Reasons to buy
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    Reasonably grippy

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    Range of sizes

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    Mid-range pricing

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Reasons to avoid
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    A bit stiffer than premium summer tyres

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    Not as robust as an all-out winter tyre

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Continental pitches the Gatorskin as a tyre suited for sportives, training and commuting. Although it’s not a full-on winter tyre, it also suggests that it can be used for winter riding. There’s also a Gatorskin Hardshell version that adds another layer of puncture protection.

Buy now: Continental Gatorskin tyres (folding) from Wiggle for £28.50

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.