Old 02-13-19, 10:50 AM
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Anytime I see the cords are cut all the way through, I'd really be hard-pressed to run the tire again. You must've caught something good. Gatorskins have 3 seperate (60tpi?) casings for a very high tpi total. Plus kevlar. Plus thick rubber "tread." You cut through a lot of to get to where you are.

Since you've only rode 5 miles on it, I'd say it failed to meet expectations or failed to perform as advertised. Just to see what the shop or Conti has to say on the matter. It's tough to see money catch on fire like that. I'd also fully expect to pay full price for another one though & have the cash in hand if the shop resisted in the slightest. I've tossed hundreds of dollars in race rubber for the same reasons. Sometimes, that's life. FWIW: I've never had a Gator fail or be unusable.

At least you weren't 30 miles from town!
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