As the name implies, the Continental Race King 26 is designed for speed. Low profile lugs and a rounded cross section mean minimal rolling resistance. The lugs are also widely spaced, which means they shed dirt and mud quickly, so even soft terrain won't hamper the Race King's traction. This is no wimpy race day only tire, however. The Race King comes with Continental's Protection casing, so you'll get fewer flats while you're running this tough as nails tire. The Race King is also made with Continental's revolutionary Black Chili compound, which decreases rolling resistance by 26%. Black Chili also increases the tire's durability by 5% without adding any unnecessary weight.