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  • Thicker, high-mileage rubber compound lasts longer than the GatorSkin; smooth center with subtle shoulder tread supplies minimal rolling resistance with good cornering grip
  • PolyX Breaker puncture protection extends from shoulder-to-shoulder for protection under the entire tread
  • DuraSkin sidewall protection delivers excellent resistance to thorns, shards and other puncture instigators
  • 180 tpi casing is supple for great road feel; folding bead helps keep weight low
  • Continental Gator Hardshell foldable tire has a recommended pressure of 95 psi (6.5 bar) for the 25c size, 110 psi (7.5 bar) for the 23c size, max 120 psi (8.2 bar) for both


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Best Use Road Cycling
Wheel Size
700c x 23 mm
700c x 25 mm
700c x 28 mm
Tire Width
700c x 23 mm
23 millimeters
700c x 25 mm
25 millimeters
700c x 28 mm
28 millimeters
Foldable Tires Yes
Thread Count Casing (tpi) 180 tpi
Tread Type Slick Tread
Recommended Pressure (psi)
700c x 23 mm
110 pounds per square inch
700c x 25 mm
95 pounds per square inch
700c x 28 mm
700c x 23 mm
250 grams
700c x 25 mm
270 grams
700c x 28 mm
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 7000 miles with No Flats I'm on my second set of these - 7000 miles total - with out a single flat. Amazing tires, they just do not puncture. If you are getting flats with these regularly, you've got something else going on. They roll a bit slower than GP4000's, but for the extra protection and longevity, it is worth the trade off. My first set (23's) lasted 5000 hard miles before the back wore. I went with 25's for the second set and they ride a lot better.
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Let down I purchased these a little over a month ago to replace ten year old armadillos. I used to get a flat every couple days to once a week. I now get a flat every ride, sometimes twice a ride. Mind you my commute to work is only ten miles and I'm changing two to four tires a day. I've watched YouTube videos to see if I forgot how to change a tire, but i seem to be doing it right. I think the tire might just be lame. I have to stop biking to work as this morning I was almost late and tonight I had to get a ride because I used all my tubes. I feel the increased carbon footprint belongs to continental not me as I've tried to do my part, but if I lose my job I can't buy bike parts, or food.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great all around, long wearing tire. I use a 700x23C Gatorskin Hardshell on the back paired with a 700x23C Continental 4 Season on the front. The 4 Season is a little lighter to spin up and might have a little better grip especially in wet conditions but I can't say I've noticed it maybe because so much more weight is applied to the back. In dry conditions I've leaned them over pretty good without an issue. While the 4 Season is lighter. it receives less wear being on the front so with no rotation I get about 3K miles out of the pair and the 4 Season will slightly outlast the Hardshell. I have used the 4 season on the back and at least at the point I tired it, I did not get anywhere near the longevity. I am close to wearing out my 3rd set and between the 3 sets I've had 2 flats, both on the back (Hardhshell) and both due to fine metal objects I ride using the fold-able versions of the tires, actually I don't think the 4 Season comes in a wire bead. The fold-able versions are more expensive but lighter and ride better. Years back I rode with the red walled Armadillo's and they were outstanding both at wear and anti-flat but based on my my now about 8K miles of experience with the Hardshell / 4 Season combination I would only rate the Armadillo as slightly better at flat protection and by comparison as a wire bead tire the Armadillo rides like a brick. I have had so few flats that I've switched from carrying a Road Morph pump to the smaller Mini Road Morph and I greatly enjoy knowing that my likely hood of getting home without a flat are pretty good.
Date published: 2015-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 5000 Miles I got 5000 miles on the rear before the rubber wore through. I have squeezed another 500 miles out of it so far. The front is still going strong. I had two flats in the first 500 miles (one thorn and one tire shard). And two more in the last 500 miles (again one thorn and one tire shard). Half my riding has been with loaded panniers. Not bulletproof but still pretty reliable. I bought the 28s to avoid pinch flats. I am replacing my rear with the same and leaving the front on to see how far it goes.
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thick rail-trail ballast/loose gravel 170+ miles! I've had the 32's on my Cannondale for ~40+ miles city streets (to/from work) and just last week 170+ miles Iron Horse Trail, loaded panniers and lots looser ballast gravel than I expected, no flats, no leaks. 3 days of hard miles, held 80psi throughout. Once home, the tires still have their mid-tread rubber tailings (usually seen only on brand new tires). I fully expect upcoming road self-supported touring without tire issues! Excellent choice!
Date published: 2016-06-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Continental's best tire I don't know why these tires ALWAYS get flat. They feel tough enough to get through any normal ride, but I can't go a whole month without getting a flat. Must not be "gator" tough. They are pretty light though.
Date published: 2015-07-28
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