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  • ProTection + Black Chili, 26x2.4 ($44.97)
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Item # CON001S

Singletrack supremacy.

From steep switchbacks to slabby desert trails, the Continental Mountain King 26-inch gladly eats up miles of technical singletrack with its aggressive tread pattern, outstanding grip, and mud-shedding design. Taking its name from its open-spaced Mountain King tread pattern, this 26-inch tire is great at self-cleaning mud and trail debris in less-than-ideal conditions. Additionally, you'll find stiffer side knobs for extra cornering grip over hardpack.

This version of the Mountain King features Continental's ProTection casing, giving you an extra puncture-resistant layer against piercing thorns, sharp rocks, and rough terrain. This additional layer protects both treads and sidewalls, providing 30% more puncture-resistance within a 25% lighter design over the previous iteration.

It's ready for use with both tubes and tubeless set-ups, making them a breeze to set-up with modern trail bikes. The tire's Black Chili compound offers higher levels of grip, thanks to its embedded nanometric carbon particles. Ultimately, this improves cornering traction and stability, preventing them from suddenly breaking loose when you're pushing the bike's limits through tight switchbacks and berms.

  • Tubeless-ready
  • Mountain King tread pattern
  • Black Chili compound
  • Protection casing

Tech Specs

Compound:
Black Chili compound
Size:
26 x 2.4 in
Type:
clincher, tubeless ready
Claimed Weight:
650 g
Recommended Use:
all-mountain, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

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Solid performer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the second set of these I've bought. They are all around solid performers, predictable, and pretty tough (protection version). I don't run tubeless so I cannot answer to that aspect. I ride the desert southwest, so sand, decomposing granite, sandstone, moon dust, mud and snow. Trail/Enduro style of riding. The Mountain King 2.4 is smaller than the Trail King 2.4.
These are especially good as a rear, breaking and climbing traction is excellent, better than High Rollers, Minions, Nevagals. It feels like the rear has better traction than the Nobby Nick and rolls faster/easier than the Hans Damfs.
As a front tire it is good in most conditions but baby heads sized rocks is gets squirrely. As a front tire it responds better to turning through the corners rather than leaning through corners. As always your mileage may vary. In my opinion the I deal combo is the Mountain King in the rear and the Trail King up front.

Pretty good but...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought this tire and set it up tubeless. It works pretty well once it's on and sealed, but is a bear to inflate that first time. I have a compressor and it still took my about 30 minutes per tire to get the bead to set. I've since moved on to Maxxis Minions and am much happier.

sticky rubber

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

great tire that just really digs into any terrain you throw at it! Definitely slower on pavement than a harder compound rubber but will really let you get into the corners when the surface gets looser. I put about 50-60 miles on these in the first two days I had them on and loved every minute of it! During those two days we rolled over everything from moon dust to road. Definitely worth the price!