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Continential Gatrorskins

looking a set of Gatorskins 25mm, anyone selling or know any deals going?
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,373
    Don't do it, they're like riding on hosepipes. Awful tyres.
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 926

    Don't do it, they're like riding on hosepipes. Awful tyres.

    What would you recommend?
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    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,373
    My preferred choice of tyre is Conti GP5000s or GP4000s.
    More expensive, but light years better. I've spent the winter on GP5000s which has been probably 2500 kms with no problems, and those tyres went on in mid summer. Rear now needing replacing after 6-7,000 kms.
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,111

    Don't do it, they're like riding on hosepipes. Awful tyres.

    Really!     I've never ridden on hosepipes, how would you best describe that then?
    I think there a really good tyre BTW they seem to just roll and roll...
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,373

    Don't do it, they're like riding on hosepipes. Awful tyres.

    Really!     I've never ridden on hosepipes, how would you best describe that then?
    I think there a really good tyre BTW they seem to just roll and roll...
    They feel dead, no suppleness, poor grip, heavy and poor rolling resistance.
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,111

    Don't do it, they're like riding on hosepipes. Awful tyres.

    Really!     I've never ridden on hosepipes, how would you best describe that then?
    I think there a really good tyre BTW they seem to just roll and roll...
    They feel dead, no suppleness, poor grip, heavy and poor rolling resistance.
    extract:
    Greame Obree’s custom steel road bike full specifications:
    Frame: Graeme Obree custom Reynolds 653 steel
    Tyres: Front Onza Preda 23mm / Rear Continental Gatorskin 23mm

    If there good enough for Greame Obree there certainly good enough for me

    source: https://www.bikeradar.com/features/graeme-obree-road-bike/
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,332
    Depends what you want - Gatorskins aren't a race or even a fast training tyre imo but they last ages and reaiat punctures pretty well. I'd prefer something like a Michelin Pro4 Endurance (if they still do them) if I wanted puncture protection but mybe if I was mixing in unpaved tracks etc a Gatorskin would be ok.
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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,373

    Don't do it, they're like riding on hosepipes. Awful tyres.

    Really!     I've never ridden on hosepipes, how would you best describe that then?
    I think there a really good tyre BTW they seem to just roll and roll...
    They feel dead, no suppleness, poor grip, heavy and poor rolling resistance.
    extract:
    Greame Obree’s custom steel road bike full specifications:
    Frame: Graeme Obree custom Reynolds 653 steel
    Tyres: Front Onza Preda 23mm / Rear Continental Gatorskin 23mm

    If there good enough for Greame Obree there certainly good enough for me

    source: https://www.bikeradar.com/features/graeme-obree-road-bike/
    Well you stick to them then, but you'll never find out what a decent tyre feels like in comparison!
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,188
    Graham Obree also believes that 9 speed is all you need, plenty of us would beg to differ.

    In my own experience Gatorskins are horrible, no grip, especially on those cold, wet mornings. I've come a cropper a couple of times on roundabouts due to them, it's never happened to me on any other tyre.

    There's a reason they're known as Skaterskins.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Run GP4000,s and Durano,s in the past and had to many punctures, swapped to gaters and whilst they feel a bit wooden never had an issue. Saying that I currently run IRC Formula pro xguards tubeless and there way better than anything I've run before, more expensive but worth it for peace of mind. Can't afford a P going to work.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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