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  • Continental - Cross King Tire - 29in - ProTection + Black Chili

Continental Cross King Tire - 29in


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    • ProTection + Black Chili, 29x2.2
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    Roll fast, take names.

    You've scrutinized every last detail on your feathery-light 29er for an upcoming XC race, so you can hopefully land atop the podium. Give yourself an advantage in rolling speed, but without compromising much in the way of grip on smooth-buffed courses with the Continental Cross King 29in Tire.

    This fast-rolling tire is primarily intended for cross-country riding and racing scenarios, yet it's also a great choice for many trail riders seeking a rear tire that's quick to accelerate out of corners and rolls with minimal resistance over smoother terrain. In these trail riding scenarios, many riders choose to pair a Cross King tire in the rear with a burlier Mountain or Trail King up front for a bit more traction and support across the rough stuff.

    The Cross King enjoys the tacky grip and minimal rolling resistance afforded by its BlackChili compound, which balances high levels of traction with fast-rolling speed—making it an ideal compound for cross-country racing and trail usage as a rear tire. It's reinforced from slits and punctures with Continental's Protection layer, giving you peace of mind while riding hard and fast across rugged terrain, such as rocks and roots. Additionally, it's tubeless-ready, so you can significantly lower tire pressures to gain higher levels of traction and bump-smoothing support.

    • Fast-rolling tire for cross-country riding and racing
    • Works well as a rear tire for many trail riding scenarios
    • Small block tread rolls fast and grips over smooth trails
    • BlackChili compound for tacky grip, low rolling resistance
    • Protection layer prevents punctures and slits on the trail
    • Tubeless-ready for self-sealing reassurance
    • Handmade in Germany with exceptional quality
    • Item #CON004Y

    Tech Specs

    29 x 2.2 in, 29 x 2.3 in
    tubeless-ready clincher
    Protection layer
    4 plies/240 tpi
    Claimed Weight
    [29 x 2.2 in] 640 g, [29 x 2.3 in] 745 g
    Recommended Use
    cross-country, trail
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    Excellent XC Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Anyone who has ridden a lot of XC knows the Cross King is one of the best all-round XC tires. It rolls very well, corners super well, and offers great stopping power under braking. This is a 5 star tread design and rivals other impressive tires like the Maxxis Ardent. Unfortunately, I give this tire a 4 star rating because of the lack of casing options. The current casing is great for most riders but it would be nice to see Continental offer an even lighter-weight casing as well as a more durable Apex option. After 3 rides I put a hole in the tire and had to plug it. Besides the lack of casing options I really believe that Continental has one of the best tread designs on the market. It offers tons of traction and rolls super well. If you are looking for a fast rolling tire and you don't ride rocky terrain then this tire is worth serious consideration.