Road Bike Tire Comparison:
Continental Gator Hardshell 2019 vs
Continental Gatorskin 2015

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion
  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Gatorskin
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Gator HardshellGatorskin
Year 20192015
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01003130100084
EAN 4019238466409
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound carbon black mixture
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 25-62225-622
Size Inch 28"28"
Width mm 2525
Specified Weight 270 grams240 grams
Min Air Pressure 95 psi95 psi
Max Air Pressure 120 psi120 psi
Made In GermanyGermany
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)
32-630 (27x1 1/4)
23-622 (700x23C)
25-622 (700x25C)
28-622 (700x28C)
32-622 (700x32C)
23-571 (650x23C)
28-559 (26x1 1/8)
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Gatorskin 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Gatorskin 2015
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Continental Gator Hardshell 2019
Continental Gatorskin 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Gator HardshellGatorskin
Specified Weight 270 grams240 grams
Measured Weight 273 grams255 grams
System Adjusted Weight 373 grams
(tire + inner tube)
355 grams
(tire + inner tube)
Measured Width 26 mm26 mm
Measured Height 23 mm23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.7 mm3.2 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1 mm0.7 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 65 mmNo Data
Unmounted Tread Width 26 mmNo Data
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 100 psi / 6.9 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Gator HardshellGatorskin
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
140 PSI / 9.7 Bar
Not TestedNot Tested
Rolling Resistance
120 PSI / 8.3 Bar
19.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00585
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
100 PSI / 6.9 Bar
20.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00615
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
Rolling Resistance
80 PSI / 5.5 Bar
23.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00692
22.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00659
Rolling Resistance
60 PSI / 4.1 Bar
27.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00821
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Gator HardshellGatorskin
Puncture Resistance Tread 20 Points18 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 8 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Gator HardshellGatorskin
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Continental Gator Hardshell
  • Continental Gatorskin
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)


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