Continental GatorHardshell Wire Bead Road Tyre

Reid Price $54.99



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. Great for Winter use.

  • Duraskin sidewalls
  • PolyX Breaker protection
  • Added material in the tread strip not only improves mileage, but lends yet another degree of puncture resistance
  • Available in four sizes (23c, 25c, 28c & 32c)

The long distance runner. A durable carbon black mixture, a well regarded puncture protection system and the DuraSkin™-anti-cut fabric turn the 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.


  • Recommended use: Road / Race
  • Tyre bead:Wire
  • Puncture protection: DuraSkin, PolyX Breaker, Hardshell
  • Wheel size: 700c
  • Recommended pressure / Maximum pressure: 110psi / 120psi
  • Colour: Black
  • Package: 1 Tyre



Puncture protection and mileage are the strengths of Hardshell-ProTection. A wider PolyX Breaker®, the specialist against punctures under the tread centre and shoulders provides for great reliability. The three ply – each layer with 60 TPI – carcass covers the entire tyre and makes it a real bastion against urban detritus. The outer sidewalls of the tyre are reinforced with DuraSkin® fabric providing even more reliability due to the casing being so well protected. Hardshell tyres are the puncture-resistant flagship amongst racing tyres – produced exclusively in Germany.


Tyres with DuraSkin sidewall protection have to be able to roll with the punches. They are used under the harshest conditions. The high quality polyamide fabric protects the tyre casing against the worst conditions. These tyres stand out thanks to their brown sidewalls.

PolyX Breaker

With their PolyX Breaker, Continental bring PKW know-how to the bike tyre arena – 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 crosswire making a very high fabric density which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects, but is also resistant to punctures. The rolling resistance is not effected either by the PolyX Breaker.



Brand Continental
Colour White

We continually work to improve our products so designs and specifications are subject to change. Please contact us to confirm if you have any questions.


Customer Reviews

GREAT Review by MICK
Smooth rolling, good gripping tyres. I have done 2500 kms on the set I got for xmas. Hardly any wear on the front ,the rear about half done.I am 100 kgs so these tyres are tough,will buy them again. (Posted on 25/04/2016)

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