Continental GatorHardshell Rigid Tyre - Twinpack £39.99 @ Ribble Cycles
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Continental GatorHardshell Rigid Tyre - Twinpack £39.99 @ Ribble Cycles

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Found 5th Sep 2017
These are excellent tyres for puncture-resistance. This seems like a good price (I paid £55 a couple of years ago for a pair ).
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Are these good wet weather tyres?
jasondungate9020 m ago

Are these good wet weather tyres?

'Continental grand prix 4 season' are the better wet weather tyre
Doesn't give much spec on their website. What's the weight and TPI of these tyres?
Great price! 🔥🔥🔥

Edit: ribblecycles.co.uk/con…re/

Worth buying 2 singles if your looking for 23mm £18.99 each!
Edited by: "te721" 6th Sep 2017
jasondungate908 h, 56 m ago

Are these good wet weather tyres?


No. No. And NO.

Honestly, unless puncture proofness is of utmost importance to you, then don't buy these if you plan on using them in the wet.

They are unbelievably slippery and offer very little grip. Not just my opinion but the opinion of lots of cyclists.

If you want a we weather tyre maybe you should try the 4 Seasons.
If you’re a commuter and a casual weekender then I think these tyres are good. (I commmute in the winter months too, hail, snow, wind and lots of rain here in Scotland)

If your racing downhill round bends in the wet or trying to get that KOM then maybe not!

I've also had a puncture with these, only one in a year (approx 2000miles) and it was an industrial sized staple!
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Looks like a possible 10% off at the weekend, with code: WEEKENDER (excludes bikes, groupsets and bundles).
Some years ago Gatorskin were very slippery tyres and I used 4 seasons, Then I and a few mates noticed 4 seasons started to go granular, pick up road debris and get punctures. So I went back to Gatorskins about 18 months ago - what a difference. Mine - 25 front 28 rear have stacks of grip now - enough to lift the back wheel in the wet when it all goes wrong on the Lakes /Yorkshire hills. Just a balance of opinion!
te7216 h, 4 m ago

Great price! 🔥🔥🔥Edit: …Great price! 🔥🔥🔥Edit: https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/continental-gatorskin-rigid-tyre/#pid=7921Worth buying 2 singles if your looking for 23mm £18.99 each!


that's gatorskin
gator hardshell is better in my experience
Brookydave1 h, 55 m ago

Some years ago Gatorskin were very slippery tyres and I used 4 seasons, …Some years ago Gatorskin were very slippery tyres and I used 4 seasons, Then I and a few mates noticed 4 seasons started to go granular, pick up road debris and get punctures. So I went back to Gatorskins about 18 months ago - what a difference. Mine - 25 front 28 rear have stacks of grip now - enough to lift the back wheel in the wet when it all goes wrong on the Lakes /Yorkshire hills. Just a balance of opinion!


for city commuting, the gator hardshells are perfect
I used to get lots of punctures on my stock tyres, fewer on gatorskin, and none ever with gator hardshell
I've used wet/dry, and I just "drive the conditions" - i.e. going slower and being more careful when it's wet and icy. Never had a problem, but it stands to reason that tougher tyres will be made of harder rubber, which loses grip more easily in the cold and wet
robodan9187 h, 8 m ago

for city commuting, the gator hardshells are perfectI used to get lots of …for city commuting, the gator hardshells are perfectI used to get lots of punctures on my stock tyres, fewer on gatorskin, and none ever with gator hardshellI've used wet/dry, and I just "drive the conditions" - i.e. going slower and being more careful when it's wet and icy. Never had a problem, but it stands to reason that tougher tyres will be made of harder rubber, which loses grip more easily in the cold and wet


Yup, for city riding they're all right. As long as you're sensible with your cornering then you ought to be fine.

But when it comes to descending down -15% hills around corners and braking for hairpins in the wet you want softer rubber which is grippier.
Great spot OP, thanks.
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