The Continental Gator Hardshell (Folding) Road Tire has set the bar for a perfectly-balanced blend of ride quality and long-term durability without breaking the bank. Sharing the bead-to-bead protection of DuraSkin, the Hardshell casing wraps further into the sidewall and an extra-wide PolyX-Breakercovers the entire tread strip from shoulder-to-shoulder. Added material in the tread strip not only improves mileage, but lends yet another degree of puncture resistance. More isnt always better, but in this case, MORE is what you get. One of the staffs favorite road tire for reliability!