If you're at all serious about high-mileage training, cycle touring or bike commuting, the Continental Gatorskin road tire is made for you. With a durable carbon black tread compound, smooth center tread and tenaciously gripping shoulders, the Continental Gatorskin road tire rolls easily, yet delivers great all-conditions cornering performance. The special tread design is also less prone to picking up road debris. Combine that with the proven PolyX puncture-resistant breaker and DuraSkin anti-cut sidewalls, and you've got a tire that's going to last you an incredibly long time. A durable, long-wearing tire for training, commuting or touring DuraSkin-anti-cut fabric sidewalls Carbon black tread compound for durability PolyX breaker provides excellent puncture-resistance.