- Continental GatorHardshell Road Tyre and Tube Set
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|Black||700 x 23mm|
|Black||700 x 25mm|
2 Continental GatorHardshell tyres that feature the bead-to-bead protection of Duraskin, Continental's Hardshell casing and an extra-wide PolyX Breaker covering the entire tread strip from shoulder-to-shoulder complete with presta tubes.
Top Features of the Continental GatorHardshell Road Tyre and Tube Set
- 2 x Continental GatorHardshell tyres plus 2 x Continental Quality road inner tubes
- Hardshell Protection
- Unique casing design to maximise material coverage
- 50% extra sidewall thickness
- Wider Poly-X Breaker under the tread, covering tread shoulder area
- Ultra lightweight cut-resistant sheath around the tyre casing
- Designed to protect the actual casing from cuts & slashes from road debris
- PolyX Breaker
- Aramid reinforced fabric layer under the tread
- Promotes a light responsive ride due to a supple construction
- Helps further the lifespan of the tyres
|Puncture Protection:||PolyX Breaker and Duraskin|
|Wheel Size:||700c (622)|
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 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 reliablility 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. On messenger bikes, the tyres skid along curbs; on touring bikes, they cross continents without wearing out. In racing cycling, they have to endure tough tests such as the Paris-Roubaix. The highquality polyamide fabric protects the tyre casing against the worst conditions. These tyres stand out thanks to their brown sidewalls.
The PolyX Breaker is made up of Aramid-reinforced, high-strength nylon fabric. Puncture and cut-resistant but nevertheless light and flexible, the tyre adjusts quickly to the surface below. Without raising the weight or rolling resistance noticeably, it protects the carcass against foreign objects and contributes to a longer lifespan of the tyre. Tyres with the PolyX Breaker also provide good comfort properties..
About Road Race Tyres
These tyres are for racing style bikes that use clincher/hooked rims, these are the most common fitment and hook onto the rim and require an inner tube. There is a wide choice of tyres within this category and the right choice is important. Lighter tyres will accelerate quickly, but will be more prone to punctures so getting a balance is extremely important. If you require a tyre for all round use look for something with puncture protection, an average TPI(Threads Per Inch) and average weight. If you require a fast tyre and speed is the only thing that matters look for a low weight folding tyre with high TPI. If durability is your priority and speed is not so important look towards the puncture resistant tyres and consider going for a wider tyre, these will be less prone to punctures and offer a bit more comfort. For wet road conditions a triple compound or winter tyre is a good choice, these use a softer compound on the cornering surface to maximise grip.
|700 x 18C||18-622|
|700 x 23C||23-622|
|700 x 25C||25-622|
|700 x 28C||28-622||28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8|
|700 x 32C||32-622||28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4|
|700 x 35C||37-622||28 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/8|
|700 x 47C||47-622|
|This is a generic size guide not all tyres will come in the sizes shown.|
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