This is the Continental Gator Hardshell 700C Duraskin Wired Folding Tyre (OE). After extensive market research, feedback from commuters all over the world showed Continental that a new type of tyre was in demand. Their Gatorskin race bike tyre had filled a gap for hardcore commuters but they wanted more; MORE casing; MORE breaker; MORE protection. Taking the Gatorskin as their base, they’ve added a third Polyamide layer in the sidewall to make a unique 3-ply casing for the Gator Hardshell. They’ve also added a wider Poly-X anti puncture breaker belt under the tread which extends down into the shoulder area for wider coverage. Add this to the Duraskin anti-tear mesh on the outside of the casing and you are presented with a tougher commuter which is also fast.