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Item # CON001T

The mud-slinger.

Riders whose home terrain is often loose and muddy have reason to rejoice—the Continental Mountain King 27.5 was designed with you in mind. Large, widely spaced lugs bite into soft dirt and shed mud quickly. The Mountain King also comes with Continental’s Protection casing, so you’ll get fewer flats while you’re running this tough-as-nails tire.

The Mountain King is made with Continental’s revolutionary Black Chili compound, which decreases rolling resistance by 26%. Black Chili also increases the tire’s durability by 5% without adding any unnecessary weight.

  • Large, widely spaced lugs
  • Continental Protection
  • Black Chili compound

Tech Specs

Black Chili compound
27.5 in x 2.4 in
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Not tubeless ready

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

After reading some reviews I decided to try these out. Struggled to mount them. Took two doses of stans per tire and there was latex everywhere including all over me by the time I finally got them mounted. I have an air compressor with stans air tool. I've mounted, WTB, Specialized, Maxxis tubeless with no issues ever before. These tires did not want to mount. Was mounting to a 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson with 27.5 rims 27-28 mm in size. Once mounted they do ride nice, but its just not worth the hassle. I would not buy these again.

I Can Dig It.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I completely agree with Connor Johnson's "Chunky, Hunky Tire". It could not summaries my sentiments any better. I feel very confident landing jumps with it, and I love it as a rear tire with a very progressive cornering feel. I have this paired with a front WTB Vigilante. I think the vigilante is a more precise tire that is less likely to wash out in slower corners, but the mountain king provides better high-speed cornering. I can only think of 2 cons--Mounting it tubeless was a chore--by far the hardest I have ever had to deal with (needed to use a high-power air compressor and about a 55 gallon drum of tire sealant). It also is a slow rolling tire. However, I can live with these flaws for a great all-mountain/endure tire.

Chunky, Hunky Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been running this as my rear tire on my Specialized Enduro Expert 27.5" with their Roval Fattie rims.


-You can seriously lay into turns. Rockin' a Conti Trail King on the front and don't hesitate just railing turns.

-While you may be giving up a bit of speed, this has traction for days. Just sit back and lay the hammer down, this tire will take it from there. Its pretty happy grabbing on to just about anything. I've ridden slabby rock, wet roots and loose dirt great with it.

- If the Trail King looks wide, this tire is even wider! Measures out to be 2.51" on the Roval Fattie rims, friends have thought it was reaching into the chubby 2.8" realm.

-Has seemed durable so far. Treads held up and I definitely can and do knick the edges occasionally but has been solid.


-Definitely a bit slow rolling. I am somewhat biased as I personally love a semi slick with knobs on the side in the rear.

-Tad on the heavier side, but would rather have great performing tires than drop a few grams.

Overall, I would run this again as a rear tire. Tacky as can be and doesn't skip a beat on the uphill traction nor ripping around berms.

Chunky, Hunky Tire

Continentel Mountain King Tire

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great all around tire. Slight more spacing than the Trail Kings which I have previously ridden and liked. Running the 2.4s on a wider 25 mm internal rim, and like how the round profile gives a very consistent feel to the ride. The transition as the bike lays over is predictable, I prefer this over the more square edged tires(Maxxis HR2), but that is generally personal preference. For a 2.4 tire doesn’t feel sluggish getting up to speed, but good traction at speed on hard pack, and confidence inspiring on Technical decents.

This tire performs!

    Having been a fan of the Maxxis High Roller 2, after 1 ride on these I was hooked! Puns.. I've been running lower air pressure than any other tire with no burps, blowouts, sidewall cuts etc. They roll better with the center knob placement and grip well all the way out to the very edges. Swapping tires is a thing of the past. These are my go to for Park City, to Moab to the park.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is the perfect trail/enduro tire. The sidewall protection is perfect and they setup tubeless, wonderfully. Great cornering nobs that are sticky and durable.

    Everyone Likes New Tires

    Finally got both sets of tires mounted up on the trail bikes, 2.4 ft and 2.2 rr. The bikes are prep'd and ready for this weekends trip to the White Rim Trail!

    Everyone Likes New Tires
    Avg. ride time: 2h 56m per week
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    Just the right amount of slide

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've been running this as my rear tire (2.4) for a month or two now and really enjoy the grip, and the slide. This tire is fairly slow rolling, but corners great, and can slide when you want it to. I would recommend this rear tire to anyone. The high volume makes you feel like you are riding a monster truck when paired with a 2.4 trail king front.

    What are you running on front? I have Easton Heist, 30mm internal and have this tire front and back. low pressure, feeling amazing so far. A strong climber, and still gets good speed. I ride tech mostly.