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Continental Gatorskin Vs Hardshell

Old 08-20-18, 07:55 AM
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Continental Gatorskin Vs Hardshell

What is the difference between these 2 tires?

There is no clear cut difference in the website. Both seem to be oriented towards puncture protection.
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Old 08-20-18, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by dvai View Post
What is the difference between these 2 tires?

There is no clear cut difference in the website. Both seem to be oriented towards puncture protection.
The Gatorskins are as supple as a garden hose, and the Hardshells are like a garden hose that has frozen solid.
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Old 08-20-18, 08:22 AM
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The hardshell looks like it adds a mesh under the protective layer (or "PolyX shell").



as comaprd the the regular gatorskin that only has the PolyX:



I've only used the regular gatorskin folding tires and like them so far.
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Old 08-20-18, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The Gatorskins are as supple as a garden hose, and the Hardshells are like a garden hose that has frozen solid.
You posted my smarmy thought!
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Old 08-20-18, 10:27 AM
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I have ridden them both as winter training tires. I could never tell a meaningful difference.
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