The Vredestein Comp Race Tire embraces its role as a jack of all trades to tackle any road in any weather to get you safely across the line. It uses triple compound rubber specially formulated for wet weather grip and a reinforced casing that fights punctures, all while preserving the buttery smooth ride you're after. Vredestein employs its triple compound rubber placement in the Comp Race Tire. The center line is built from a harder rubber compound than the shoulders, so these tires are fast rolling and hard wearing. However, the compound employed for the center line wouldn't provide the aggressive cornering grip that's needed from an all weather tire, so a softer compound is used in the shoulders to boost cornering grip and confidence. The 120 TPI casing has a relatively high thread count for clinchers, which helps these tires roll fast over varying road surfaces. Basically, a higher thread count tire has a suppler casing, so the tire is able to deform with less resistance. The benefit is that instead of bouncing, the tire is able to roll through irregularities in the road surface, so you'll go faster with less energy spent. Adding to the training utility of the Comp Race Tire is a polyamide woven layer underneath the tread, which protects against punctures from the road debris that you'll no doubt encounter. But unlike many other puncture resistant tires, this layer does not extend into the sidewalls. That allows the sidewall of the tire to deform naturally, which means that you'll get puncture resistance while still enjoying the smooth ride provided by the supple casing.