Continental Sprinter Gatorskin Tires - Tubular

2.43/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $69.99

Product Description

Continental Sprinter Gatorskin 700x22c tubular tire inherited the best qualities of the highly popular Ultra GatorSkin road tyre, namely the durable carbon black tread mixture, the effective puncture protection breaker layer and the DuraSki...

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: April 28, 2013

Strengths:    Durability.

Weaknesses:    Nothing that I know of.

Bottom Line:   
I have used these daily and have had no problems with them. The milage is not as good as I thought it would be but other than that no problems. I have used them on a lot of different surfaces from gravel roads to rough roads and not flats. I have put sealant in both of them so that has been a huge help. Finally replaced when the casing was showing after a ride. These are the 25mm tires as well. I have been eyeing the 25mm competition tires for the next set of tires.

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Favorite Ride:   Any

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Nothing, first year of running tubulars. I will never go back to clinchers. With sealant the puncture problem is not a huge issue.

Bike Setup:   2010 Spec. Tarmac Expert.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Donridesalot

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2012

Strengths:    For the money, this is a very smooth riding tire.

Weaknesses:    Can't say how well they wear because I haven't been able to keep one rolling long enough to find out.

Bottom Line:   
I use the 4000S on my other wheels and love them, wouldn't think of even trying another tire. But these Conti's flat on me every hundred miles or so. The Gatorskin is worthless and I have considered using the Chile compound Sprinter instead but dought I will ever use another Conti tubular. To bad I bought 6 of them before I discoverd that it wasn't just bad luck I was experiencing but bad tires.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by scwoolard a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2009

Strengths:    Puncture Resistance

Weaknesses:    Wears much faster than Conti advertises

Bottom Line:   
I haven't had a puncture problem with these like other reviewers. Maybe I'm lucky or other are unlucky. However, my rear tire has worn out after about 600 miles.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   http://cycleworldbik

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Stan Prutz a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2009

Strengths:    good traction in races

Weaknesses:    Poor mileage, poor puncture resisitance

Bottom Line:   
The manufacturer advertises these as puncture resistant? Have spent more than a thousand dollars over the past two years trying to keep my two bikes running on these tires. I ride about 700 hrs/yr. In the past month have gone thru 6 of these tires. They wear to the point they will flat on average about 1000 miles. Of the six recently flatted, only one had gone that far; the others were nearly new. They are particularly prone to flat when wet, like most tires. I have tried fixing these with sealant - rarely has worked even to finish the ride, never has sealed to allow use of the tire long term. You can't afford these tires....

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Favorite Ride:   Joe Martin

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Tufo tubular

Bike Setup:   Cervelo Soloist - Campy Ultra Bora
Carvelo P3C carbon - Zip 909 and HED 3 spoke

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MattGumm a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2008

Strengths:    At least normal flat protection, typical light tubular advantage over clinchers, average price

Weaknesses:    Wear, no advantage in feel over clinchers, typical tubular pain in the to mount

Bottom Line:   
Didn't have any puncture problems with these, contrary to other reviews. I used them as a spring training tire and early season race tire, including gravel and crappy early season Iowa roads. I'm 150 lbs and don't seem to be too hard on wheels/tires, so? They did not wear well, however; I'm guessing I got 500 miles out of the back before a tack killed it, at which point it was already getting bald (I think the file type tread is part of the wear issue). Now I'm riding a set of Ardennes w/ Mich Pro2 tires and I honestly think the Mich clinchers roll and feel better than these Conti's, despite the tubular reputation.

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Favorite Ride:   Grravel

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   forget

Similar Products Used:   Gatorskin clinchers (good), Mich Pro2 (good), schwalbe tuby (bad)

Bike Setup:   Litespeed, DA 9 spd, Ardennes, Thomson and Deda

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