Continental Gatorskin Road Tire. 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.