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Continental Race King Tire - 29in

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    • ProTection + Black Chili, 29x2.20
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    Tires that will take you to the podium.

    Continental’s Race King 29-inch Tire is built tough for cross-country rippers who demand power and excellent, all-terrain traction. Continental uses its proprietary Black Chili compound for the Race King, which not only improves grip, but also makes the tire stronger and lighter. Compared to Continental's earlier-generation tire compound, Black Chili tires provide around 20% less rolling-resistance and 30% more grip, all while managing to improve tread life by 5%. The Race King’s low-profile tread pattern delivers excellent power transfer and superb handling. To accomplish this, Continental uses a rolled shoulder profile, transitional knobs, and a diamond-head arrow center tread pattern. Along the outer edge, the pattern uses a ramped leading edge and a block tread. The blocks enhance traction while the ramps ensure a quick rolling tire. The Race King is also built with Continental’s ProTection technology, which provides wall-to-wall protection against punctures.

    • Made with Continental’s Black Chili compound
    • Low-profile
    • Aggressive tread pattern
    • ProTection technology
    • Item #CON001Z

    Tech Specs

    Compound
    Black Chili
    Size
    29 in x 2.2 in
    Type
    tubeless
    Bead
    folding
    Claimed Weight
    641 g
    Recommended Use
    cross country
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited

    Tech Specs

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    "Bomb-proof performance"--not so much.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    These tires are described in part, "Even better, this also creates an enhanced level of puncture protection (hence the name)." No way. While the sidewalls seem beefier, my rear tire blew one out in LESS THAN 15 miles. I live in the desert and ride on rocky, prickly trails. But the only trail this tire saw was a 6' wide little-more-than-gravel road. Not only did the tire puncture, it split enough to spew RevoSealant all over the trail and cannot be salvaged. I'm hoping I just happened to get a defective tire. To cap off the bad taste in my mouth, after emailing my complaint to Competitive Cyclist, I got exactly nothing in return. No response. Crickets. Not even, "sorry, but these things happen".

    Great all around XC tires

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is one of the best all around XC tires out there. I ran mine tubeless at 25 psi for training and as low as 21 for races. The ProTection technology makes for a super solid tubeless set up, and these tires have excellent flat protection especially when compared to some ultra-thin XC tires. It's a fast-rolling tread that also holds amazing grip on rocks and in corners. I have yet to run them in really wet or muddy conditions. An ideal XC quiver for one season would be 2-3 sets of these and a pair of X-Kings for the mud.