Those who know the XC track at Offenburg know why the Speed King was developed,Hard, dry terrain where only one thing counts: Speed,Semi slick profile profile offers minimal rolling resistance and weight,The lightly raised outerlugs provide 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,Folding tyre,Handmade in Germany,Weight: 430 grams.
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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 withrace bike tyres,With a Racesport carcass and BlackChili compound, the tyre is light weight and extremely grippy,Handmade in Germany,Folding Tyre,Weight: 450 g for the 2.0 version.
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,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 gives unrivalled grip, self clearning and low rolling resistance,The cleverly designed tread pattern which gives ample traction yet almost the rolling sensation of a muchslicker tyre,Handmade in Germany,Folding tyre,Constructed from 4 ply, totalling 240 tpi,Weight: 570 grams.
The Nimbus' smooth tread rolls fast and comfortable on all roads and bike paths. Narrow sizes, varying levels of puncture protection, and a dynamic tread pattern make it an attractive and confident fit for any around-town bikeFeatures:Casing: 60 TPIBead: WireCompound: 70aFlat Protection: BlackBelt.
The Ground Control GRID is an exceptionally versatile trail tire. CAD engineered knob shapes strengthen knob structure for optimum braking and traction, but keeps knob surfaces adaptable for best ground control. GRIPTON compound helps make this the perfect choice for epic trail rides in any condition. We recommend GRID tires for anyone seeking the utmost in flat and sidewall protection.Bead: Foldable,Butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready,Compound: GRIPTON,26 x 2.3"; psi 25-50; approximate weight 700g,650b x 2.3"; psi 25-50; approximate weight 795g.
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 tyre,Puncture 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 Contact Speed 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: 295 grams.
You can't develop a tyre for globetrotters on the drawing boardSo that is why Tilmann Waldthaler's experience has been put to use in the development of the Travel ContactHis requirements were obvious:A robust carcass with a high carrying capacity and protection against chafing and cutsAn effective puncture resistance and a tread that makes it possible to explore paths around the world quickly and safelyIdeal for touring all kinds of routesFeatures a Duraskin protected sidewall and SafetySystem BreakerConstructed for 3 plies, totalling 180 TPIWeight: 700 grams
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.
Your terrain can vary from skate parks to city streets and often ends with a session at the trails. This requires a tyre like the Rhythm Lite, with a fast-rolling centre section, but larger and deeper shoulder knobs for better traction in the dirt.Casing: 60 TPIBead: FoldableCentre Compound: 60a / Shoulder Compound: 50a26" x 2.3; psi 25-50.
Pronounced 'cross king', the X-King perfectly fills in the gap between our Race King and Mountain King II in terms of applicationFeaturing Pure Grip, a new compound developed for Continental performance productsPure Grip sits just behind BlackChili, giving great grip, high durability and mileageThe tyre is designed for XC and trail use with speed as the main priorityIt 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 tyreThe cleverly designed tread pattern which gives ample traction yet almost the rolling sensation of a much slicker tyreFolding tyreConstructed from 3 ply, totalling 84 tpi
Introducing the Trail King - The Rubber Queens replacementThe phenomenal grip on even wet rock is just captivatingBrake, drop, push the curve - the Trail King never bails outProtection layer to defend against rocks and snakebitesThe 2.2 is less volumious and has attracted the trail & enduro riders due to it's clearance compatibility on popular trail bike frames & forks, meaning these riders can now also benefit from all the Queen has to offerBlackChili Compound gives phenomenal gripHandmade in GermanyFolding TyreConstructed from 4 ply, totalling 240 tpiWeight 850 grams
When cross country riders are slogging their way around the track in the rain, that's when you know its time for the Mud King,It's outstanding profile grabs the surface even under the muddiest conditions,Thanks to BlackChili Compound, the tyre has excellent self-cleaning and offers a steady grip even on wet routes and stones,It's narrow enough to fit into even the most cramped car boot and thanks to its reinforced ProTection casing greatly reduces the chances of unwanted punctures during races,Mud King + rain = fun in the mud!,Handmade in Germany,Constructed from 6 ply, totalling 360 tpi,Weight: 1100 grams.
Featured in the 2016 Dirt 100 'Wet weather or loose dirt a great tyre that digs for grip' Manipulating the knob pattern of the wet-weather Storm, we've created a moto-inspired knob pattern designed for moist and dry conditions alike. The Hillbilly DH tyre features knurled knob tops that enhance traction on roots, rocks, logs, off-camber drops - you name it, this tyre tames them all with total confidence. Plus, with butyl inserts at the tyre bead, we even have you covered against pinch flats when the trail gets particularly rowdy.Key Features:Casing: 60 TPI, Dual-Ply,Bead: Wire,Compound: Base 70a / Top 42a,Pinch Protection: Butyl inserts at bead,650b x 2.5"; psi 25-50; approximate weight 1290g.
Riders have been asking for a tyre that can enhance speed, while also giving them confidence while cornering. And by lowering the centre tread of the Slaughter Control 2Bliss Ready tyre for high speed, while keeping plenty of knob edges for secure braking, the result is getting you to the bottom first. This tyre also features much taller side knobs that give confident cornering traction. We've found that it's proper for rear usage, but it can also be ridden as a front.Casing: 60 TPI,Bead: Foldable,Butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready,Centre Compound: 60a / Shoulder Compound: 50a,Psi 25-50; approximate weight 715g.
Now firmly into the second period of its reign, the Mountain King II strengthens its rule over the all round trail bike marketKey Features: Superb braking traction and optimum cornering are guaranteed in all types of conditions,The tread lug arrangement was developed in collaboration with professional mountain bikers, resulting in an exceptionally light yet positively tough trail tyre,Trail riders, Cross Country racers, Alpine tourists and Marathon riders - this is a serious intermediate tyre option,Weight of 850 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 excursionCasing: 420/D1 for 15% improved cut resistance,Bead: foldable,Butyl wrapped bead = 2Bliss Ready,Centre Compound: 60a / Shoulder Compound: 50a,29 x 2.3; psi 35-65; approximate weight 795g.