Two years of working with the best downhill and free riders in the worldRichey Schley's comment on the outcome - You created a monster!The wedge shaped shoulder lugs give progressive cornering repsonseHelps maintain speed in the cornersRamps in the centre area roll up quickly and bite the ground when brakingNew APEX sidewall reinforcement and a two- ply carcasss make the Emperor's torsion and puncture resistance better than everTHe 2.4 carcass qualifies it as an agile weapon made for the headest World Cup trackHandmade in GermanyConstructed from 6 plies, totalling 360 tpiWeight: 1150 grams.
Bargain Price: £59.35
Now firmly into the second period of its reign, the Mountain King II strengthens its rule over the all round trail bike market,Superb braking traction and optimum cornering are guaranteed in all types of conditions,The tread lugarrangement was developed in collaboration with professional mountain bikers, resulting in an exceptionally light yet positively tough trail tyre,The addition of a ProTection layer under the tread and in the sidewalls makes it particularly durable and resistant to injury and damage or penetration on foreign bodies,BlackChili Compound provides unrivalled grip, self clearning and low rolling resistance,Trail riders, Cross Country racers, Alpine tourists and Marathon riders - this is a serious intermediate tyre option,Folding tyre,Handmade in Germany,Weight of 800 grams.
This super fast looking city slicker turns any bike into a racer, helping bike messengers meet those tight deadlines or fitness riders who require a faster tyrePuncture protection and reliability is taken care of thanks to Continental's renowned hard wearing tread compound and two SafetySystem anti puncture layers beneath the tread,An improved 180 tpi (threads per inch) nylon casing increases speed and comfort. This is because the finer casing material deforms more quickly around imperfections in the road surface compared to a lower tpi casing. This feature also improves puncture resistance,The SportContact II also features a 'skinwall' sidewall. Most city/trekking tyres use a 'gumwall' meaning lots of rubber in the sidewall to improve sidewall puncture resistance. A skinwall sidewall is much faster than a gumwall but just a little forward thinking is needed to avoid scuffing kerbs and to always maintain the minimum recommended tyre pressure,'Micro-diamond' tread pattern rolls fast yet grips on loose debris covering road surfaces like grit, gravel or mud,Able to be used with dynamo lights,Constructed from 3 plies, totalling 180 tpi,Weight: 500 grams.
The ultimate tyre for touring cyclists - Handmade in Germany,Thanks to the distinct centre tread and bionically designed, siped shoulders, it guarantees outstanding handling on all types of surfaces,The new, further developed tread mixture is super fast and at the same time, durable and skid resistant,The fine cut resistant nylon carcass and practically interpenetrating Vectran Breaker provide superior puncture resistance,Handmade in Germany,Reflective sidewall,Weight: 410 grams.
Those who know the XC track at Offenburg know why the Speed King was developedHard, dry terrain where only one thing counts: Speed, Semi slick profile profile offers minimal rolling resistance and weight,The lightly raised outer lugs give enough grip to maintain good speed when cornering,The centre area is made up of flat, wedge shaped lugs which keep rolling resistance low, but still provide drive when needed,The large 2.2 RaceSport carcass offers reliable puncture protection and can be ridden with a lower tyre pressure,Black Chili Compound offers superb grip,The extreme properties of this tyre have their price: Lower mileage and a limited wet grip,A pedigree racer,Folidng tyre,Handmade in Germany,Weight: 465 grams.
The Cruise Contact combines convincing comfort with light running and safetyThe large air volume and dynamic profile conveys a feeling of suspension and safety, even on extremely rough roadsThe tried and tested tyre composition of the Contact family with it's fine nylon carcass and a safety system breaker is responsible for it's nimbleness and protects from flatsAlthough this tyre has a large volume it still fits securely into most framesConstructed from 3 plies, totalling 180 TPIWeight: 915 grams
Long-wearing road tyre for city use and capable of country riding tooBuilt for stability and traction, it's great value for moneyExtremely capable of high mileage with minimal wearSmooth tread surface for a seamless and asphalt - gripping rideDesigned and moulded to provide excellent grip under all weather conditionsRecessed side and shoulder tread provides grip on gravel or loose road surfaces84 tpi casing offers good puncture protectionWeight: 650 grams.
Continental's legendary MTB tyreIrina Kalentieva won two World Championships on Race King tyres as well as countless other wins,When it's dry, the Race King is faster, cleaner and safer,Rolling resistance is almost on a par with race bike tyres,With a Racesport carcass and BlackChili compound, the tyre is light weight and extremely grippy,Handmade in Germany,Folding Tyre,Weight: 530g.
Pronounced 'cross king', the X-King perfectly fills in the gap between our Race King and Mountain King II in terms of applicationThe tyre is designed for XC and trail use with speed as the main priority,It was developed in conjunction with the Topeak-Ergon professional MTB team who have now already recorded many race wins on what they call the perfect race day tyre,Racesport carcass and BlackChili Compound combines to give a lighweight and extremely grippy tyre for weight concious racers,The cleverly designed tread pattern which gives ample traction yet almost the rolling sensation of a much slicker tyre,Handmade in Germany,Folding tyre,Constructed from 3 ply, totalling 180 tpi,Weight: 540 grams.
The Purgatory is the standard bearer for All-Mountain tyre performance. By applying FE Analysis to the Purgatory, we've optimised the tread to result in a faster, grippier tyre for any All-Mountain excursion.Casing: 420/D1 for 15% improved cut resistance,Bead: foldable,Butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready,Centre Compound: 60a / Shoulder Compound: 50a.
The profile design was specially developed for everyday MTB use in urban and country areasThe centre bridge profile always gives a comfortable and fast run on the road, whilst its solid construction and robust sidewall make it an optimal companion when braving the dangers of big city road furniture, curbs, traffic and debrisConstructed from 3 plies, totalling 84 tpiWeight: 820 grams