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Sharing the bead-to-bead protection of Duraskin, the tough Hardshell casing of these Continental Gator Hardshell folding tyres wraps further into the sidewall with the extra-wide PolyX Breaker covering the entire tread strip from shoulder-to-shoulder. They're great for Winter use.
A durable carbon black mixture, a well-regarded puncture protection system and the DuraSkin™ anti-cut fabric turn the Continental Gator Hardshell folding road tyre into a real long distance runner. it can be used on the way to work as well as training for road races or for sportives and audax. It's a durable, tough road tyre at a really nice price.
HardShell: 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 (each layer with 180 TPI) carcass covers the entire tyre and gives it an excellent defence against urban debris. The outer sidewalls of the tyre are reinforced with DuraSkin® fabric providing even more reliability due to the casing being so well protected. Hardshell tyres are the puncture-resistant flagship amongst racing tyresand are produced exclusively in Germany
DuraSkin: Tyres with DuraSkin sidewall protection have to roll with the punches. These tyres are used in the harshest conditions. On messenger bikes, on epic travel bikes crossing continents without wearing through and in professional cycling they have to endure tough tests such as Paris-Roubaix. The high-quality polyamide fabric reliably protects the casing of the tyre and protects the tyre from the worst conditions. These tyres stand out with their brown sidewalls. The slick natural rubber tread is designed to perform well in wet/wintery conditions
PolyX Breaker Technology: With its PolyX Breaker, Continental brings its PKW know-how to the bike tyre arena – Polyester has been used successfully for years in car tyres and has been tried and tested many times. The extremely resistant polyester fibre is woven tightly crosswire making a very high fabric density which not only makes the Breaker more resistant to foreign objects but is also resistant to punctures. The rolling resistance is not affected either by the PolyX Breaker
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