If you're the kind of rider who prefers using tubulars year round, the Continental Sprinter GatorSkin Tubular Tire is an excellent choice for long distance rides and daily training. This grippy tubular is especially useful for riding over bumpy backroads and urban areas with tire shredding debris, thanks to its tough Duraskin sidewalls and Safety System Breaker tread reinforcement. Both technologies limit damage from tire shredding debris, giving you extra peace of mind when you're miles from home. You'll find the same 180TPI casing that's used on Continental's Sprinter tubular tires. However, the Sprinter GatorSkin Tubular Tire retains a thicker tread layer for higher levels of overall puncture resistance.