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Gatorskin Hardshell Bike Tyre £24,99 with Free Postage @ CyclesportsUK £24.99

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Cheapest price I have seen for these excellent tyres for a commuter bike and there is Free Delivery! I have seen them for £22.95 at Parkers International but with P&P it takes them to £26.90. …
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banned6y, 2m agoFound 6 years, 2 months ago
Cheapest price I have seen for these excellent tyres for a commuter bike and there is Free Delivery!

I have seen them for £22.95 at Parkers International but with P&P it takes them to £26.90.

Available in the following sizes:
700 * 23
700 * 25
700 * 28

In my opinion these are some of the best tyres for a compromise between being lightweight and puncture resistant. Having used Marathon Plus for 18 months before these I have had no complaints.
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banned#2
Thanks Tincanman, for whatever reason my link didnt seem to work!
banned#3
Heat added - needing some new ones for the new year.
#4
I don't think these are that cheap. These look very similar and are cheaper (free postage on orders over £35):

Continental Ultra Gator Skin Rigid

However, I would only use these on my bike as it gives you great puncture resistance along with low rolling resistance:

Continental GP4000S

Edited By: bisoner on Dec 29, 2010 17:56
banned#5
The first set of tyres you posted are just for the standard Gatorskins (though the "Ultra" name suggests they are the 2009 model as they are now just known as Gatorskins). The ones I posted are the new 2010 Hardshell version.

Whilst I agree the GP4000s are a great tyre I have seen many friends have issues with the durability of them. I know tyres will always be a personal choice and some quiet often luck plays a role in whether they last a decent time.

My point was that this is the cheapest I have seen these tyres and surely thats what this site is about?

bisoner
I don't think these are that cheap. These look very similar and are cheaper (free postage on orders over £35):

Continental Ultra Gator Skin Rigid

However, I would only use these on my bike as it gives you great puncture resistance along with low rolling resistance:

Continental GP4000S
#6
thankyou(_;)
#7
Am I correct in thinking that this is £24.99 each? so the title should read
"Gatorskin Hardshell Bike Tyre"
not
"Gatorskin Hardshell Bike Tyres"
Unless this is for a pair, but I don't think so? I would be happy to be proven wrong, please?
banned#8
[quote=chill1707]Am I correct in thinking that this is £24.99 each? so the title should read
"Gatorskin Hardshell Bike Tyre"
not
"Gatorskin Hardshell Bike Tyres"
Unless this is for a pair, but I don't think so? I would be happy to be proven wrong, please?[/quote]

Yes sorry you're right it is per a tyre, if you find a pair at this price buy as many as you can.
;)
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themeanveg
The first set of tyres you posted are just for the standard Gatorskins (though the "Ultra" name suggests they are the 2009 model as they are now just known as Gatorskins). The ones I posted are the new 2010 Hardshell version.

Whilst I agree the GP4000s are a great tyre I have seen many friends have issues with the durability of them. I know tyres will always be a personal choice and some quiet often luck plays a role in whether they last a decent time.

My point was that this is the cheapest I have seen these tyres and surely thats what this site is about?

bisoner
I don't think these are that cheap. These look very similar and are cheaper (free postage on orders over £35):

Continental Ultra Gator Skin Rigid

However, I would only use these on my bike as it gives you great puncture resistance along with low rolling resistance:

Continental GP4000S


First point - I've been using Conti GP 4000s all of 2010 and not had a single puncture - I had Pro Race 3's before them and whilst they were faster they didn't last long at all. All of my cycling friends use the GP 4000s and the guys doing LEJOG earlier this year found them extremely reliable.

As for the posted tyres, it sounds like a bit of rebranding rather than entirely new tyre technology. I stand by my comments that the ones I have posted would be better value, even if they are a vastly inferior (I doubt it!!) 2009 model.
banned#10
I see where you're coming from regarding the GP4000 and they do get good reviews, I can only comment on views from my friends.

We could debate the merits of the Hardshell over the standard Gatorskins all day but they are a different product and have different prices. For a bit more info I found this thread; http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?p=2721643

Out of interest what bike do you run your tyres on?
#11
themeanveg
I see where you're coming from regarding the GP4000 and they do get good reviews, I can only comment on views from my friends.

We could debate the merits of the Hardshell over the standard Gatorskins all day but they are a different product and have different prices. For a bit more info I found this thread; http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?p=2721643

Out of interest what bike do you run your tyres on?


My steed is a Team Carbon Boardman. Yourself? I've only started riding in the past 18 months but have already got the cycling bug - upgraded wheels, saddle and more clothing and accessories than can now fit in a drawer previously full of 'normal' clothing!!!

The only reason I keep harping on about GP4000s is because had a spate on punctures on some lesser Continentals and then I tried the Michelins which split in less than 2 months. I have heard good things about Gatorskins but most roadies on the Bikeradar forum give glowing recommendations about the GP4000s - they are probably faster than the Gators but the Gators are probably tougher. I will look at those threads you've posted though.
banned#12
bisoner
themeanveg
I see where you're coming from regarding the GP4000 and they do get good reviews, I can only comment on views from my friends.

We could debate the merits of the Hardshell over the standard Gatorskins all day but they are a different product and have different prices. For a bit more info I found this thread;[url=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?p=2721643

Out of interest what bike do you run your tyres on?

My steed is a Team Carbon Boardman. Yourself? I've only started riding in the past 18 months but have already got the cycling bug - upgraded wheels, saddle and more clothing and accessories than can now fit in a drawer previously full of 'normal' clothing!!!

The only reason I keep harping on about GP4000s is because had a spate on punctures on some lesser Continentals and then I tried the Michelins which split in less than 2 months. I have heard good things about Gatorskins but most roadies on the Bikeradar forum give glowing recommendations about the GP4000s - they are probably faster than the Gators but the Gators are probably tougher. I will look at those threads you've posted though.

Ah the Team Carbon is an excellent little machine, I ride a Ribble Scuro HCR which is a fantastic bike for the money. Once you get the bug its impossible to get rid of ;)

I do appreciate the reviews the GP4000s get and I am considering getting them as my summer tire but for this time of year I prefer the comfort of having something I think may be a little bit tougher.

Either way I know its unlikely many tyres can match my stint of 12 months/riding everyday on Marathon plus without a single puncture!

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