Product Comparison: Schwalbe Durano Plus vs Continental GatorSkin

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General Specifications
About the Product
Although you probably don’t need to worry about your hometown race course being strewn with tacks by a disgruntled neighbor, your roads are most likely still full of nails, goatheads, thorns, and generally sharp objects.
High mileage and puncture resistance team up in this fast-rolling, wire bead road tire from Continental. Made with DuraSkin polyamide fabric to ensure excellent sidewall protection without compromising weight or ride quality. Smooth in the center and grippy on the shoulders, this durable tire provides superior cornering in any condition. Designed for bike commuting, touring and serious training.
Durano Plus
Key Specs
Wheel Size
28 in.
28 in.
Tyre width
0.9 in.
0.9 in.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Schwalbe Durano Plus SmartGuard Tire 700 x 23
  • These Tires really seem to be holding up. Just what I needed a durable flat resistant tire for everyday bike use.
  • Just finished a 650m tour in northern Italy, not even one flat, unlike some of my companions. A bit heavy, but no flats, good trade off!
  • Doesn't disappoint as a commuter tire. Good life on a fixie for wear and flat protection.
  • Yesterday I dug a nice sized chunk of glass out of the top belt. The belt underneath wasn't dented.
  • With the Duranos I puncture about once per year. Some of the glass particles prematurely ended the tyre's life, but not the Durano's. They last more than 5000km on average.
Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Tire 2-Pack
  • Rolling resistance and weight is quite good. I have gone four years without a flat on these tires.
  • These tires are strong and reliable.
  • I didn’t find them so hard to get onto my wheels. The grip and rolling resistance is noticeably nice.
  • They give such great piece of mind without added bulk or compromise, highly recommended!
  • The biggest issue with these tires is they are *very* difficult to install. I struggled to get them seated and resorted to using tire levers to get the final strip of bead onto the rim.
Size & Weight
11.8 in.
9.4 in.
0.75 lbs.
1.2 lbs.
4.5 in.
5.5 in.
4.5 in.
3 in.
Type Of Protector
Standard Rubber Compound
DuraSkin polyamide fabric
Stainless Steel
Folding Bead
SmartGuard, Puncture Protection
PolyX Breaker, DuraSkin Protection, Handmade in Germany
What customers say about "Features"
Schwalbe Durano Plus SmartGuard Tire 700 x 23
  • No punctures, even on flint-heavy roads, with >2000 miles on the clock. The inside is three times as thick as regular tires, but they're just as fast.
  • Always my "go to" training tire due to the drama free ride, superior flat protection and ease of installation!
  • The roads around me are littered with debris, glass and organic (thorns) hazards and these tires stand the test.
  • These tire are a commuters dream. They realy do their job keeping the misery of flat tires at bay.
  • I got almost 5000 miles out of the tire before I had to replace it. Buying the exact same one again.
Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Tire 2-Pack
  • Nice and grippy when they need to, and roll very smooth.
  • This tire is tough. I ran over potholes, gravel that would puncture cheaper tires, but I had no issues while other rides had to fix their flats.
  • They are rugged and seem to handle the rough roads and road hazards very well.
  • Very reliable tire. I’ve never gotten a flat on these tires!
  • Heavy tires and not very comfortable. Already had 2 flats on this tire at 200 miles.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
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