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.
Vectran™ Breaker The innovation in puncture protection. Vectran™ is a multifibred thermoplastic yarn, made of melted Vectra™ Liquid Crystal Polymer. Vectran™ is the only LCP fibre in the world, which is made using a spinning process. Reinforcing and matrix fibres made of Vectran™, are lightweight, extremely durable, have reliable longevity and are five times stronger as steel. With a layer (breaker) of Vectran™ under the tread, the tyre is protected from breakdowns more efficiently than with a Nylon Double Breaker. This is because a single Vectran™ layer is lighter, more flexible and stronger than the two nylon layers.
CONTINENTAL Gator Hardshell Folding tire availablity
|tyre||ETRTO||dimension||color||weight||rec. psi||max. psi|
|GatorHardshell||23-622||700 x 23C||black/black||330||110||120|
|23-622||700 x 23C||black/black foldable||250||110||120|
|25-622||700 x 25C||black/black||345||95||120|
|25-622||700 x 25C||black/black foldable||270||95||120|
|28-622||700 x 28C||black/black||410||95||116|
|32-622||700 x 32C||black/black||435||85||102|
|32-630||27 x 1 1/4||black/black||460||85||102|
Posted by rfields on 23rd May 2012
I've only put about 50 miles on my new conti hardshell tires and only on dry pavement but they have a more compliant ride than their specialized counterpart. They were relatively easy to mount. If they resist damage and punctures I'll be exceedingly happy.