The Continental Gator Hardshell 700c Road Tire has long been a favorite of riders looking for a durable tire that preserves ride quality, and now Continental has added even more flat protection.
Three types of anti-flat breakers are used, starting with a bead to bead top layer of Duraskin polyamide fabric to protect the casing against cuts, punctures and abrasions. The next layer is the deeper Hardshell core which is a super-tough layer that extends into the sidewall without tacking on too much weight or sacrificing suppleness. Finally, the PolyX breaker further wards off flats directly under the tread using tightly woven polyester fibers often used in automobile tires that also preserve ride quality.
Folding or wire bead. 700c sizes (622 ISO).