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Item # CON001P

The tire with its teeth out.

The Continental Trail king is an aggressive all-mountain tire. Its high volume and large, well-spaced lugs lend themselves well to rocky, technical trails where grip is at a premium and rolling resistance is less of a consideration.

The Trail King is made with Continental’s Apex sidewall, which uses a strip of material above the bead for added stiffness. This allows for lower tire pressures. Continental’s Black Chili compound reacts to surface irregularities more effectively to provide additional grip and lengthen tread life. By the numbers, Black Chili reduces rolling resistance by 20% while adding 30% more grip and improving tread life 5% over Continental’s earlier-generation tire compound.

  • High volume
  • Apex sidewall
  • Black Chili compound
  • Available in 2.2 or 2.4

Tech Specs

Size:
27.5 in x 2.2 in, 27.5 in x 2.4 in
Type:
clincher
Bead:
folding
Recommended Use:
mountain
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

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Awesome tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been running the Trail Kings 2.4 for a while and couldn't complain about its performance. Great for many different terrains and will probably keep coming back to them.
Have a pair on my 29er and the wear has been great, still going after quiet a few hundred miles.

Great all mountain tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

One of the best all around tires I've ever ran. Hooks up in dry, wet, and loam very well. Wears much better than other tires (WTB, Maxis) I've had. Note: can't speak to tubeless issues as I still run tubes. Great tire, long lasting, usually less expensive to boot--love it.

Hard to get them to seal tubeless.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I had to run some sealant around the bead to get them to hold air. The back is holding up better than the front. The front looses all its air in about 3 days. The front is pretty heavy even tubeless. They have a lot of grip but I don't know if they are worth the pain. I am using Stan's Arch MK3 rims.

good tire but one was defective

    This is my second round on trail kings, last set I had before the black chili compound and I was happy with the tire but bummed when I warped it. I just got these mounted up and one of the tires has a similar warp, I am hoping I can set up a warranty and get it replaced. They seem really solid other wise and are nice and beefy.

    Running 'em tubless is a pain in the A$$

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I really wanted to like these tires. Running the Trail King on the front and a Mountain King on the rear of my 2014 Bronson. I have them mounted on Light-Bicycle wide carbon rims. Lets just put this way, they don't seal well on these rims. My old Maxxis High Rollers II's were no problem and sealed well but these won't hold air for very long. I even pulled them off and re taped the rim (with Gorilla Tape) Extra Stan's didn't help. I have read else where of others having similar problems. Tire burps easily and I have finally taken to running them with tubes. I have been riding these for 2 and half months, several times per week and so I don't think it's a fluke, they just don't seal on the bead well. Now, having said all that, if you are running tubes normally then these are very good tires. They hook up well and have great traction, both climbing and in corners. Like I said, I wanted to like these tires but I am going to try the Maxxis Minion DHF WT's

    Hey Christopher, I went from from running this tire to a Maxxis Minion DHF WT as my front tire, pretty comparable, but have loved the DHF WT so far and think you would too. Let me know if you have any questions on it! Cheers, Connor

    Meaty tire with a side of fries

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been running this as my front tire on my Specialized Enduro Expert 27.5" with their Roval Fattie rims. Some reviews have said its hard to get on - its got to depend on the rim because mine were super easy to pop on, I easily did it with my thumbs.

    Pros:
    -Straight up meaty tire. It wants to be pushed and will hold onto just about anything. Weird angled rock, wet roots, droppin' bars around tight turns, this holds onto just about whatever.
    - I measured it out and it comes out to be about 2.48" on my rims (actually thought it would be a bit wider), but the profile is seriously large. A few friends have thought its a mid fat tire. I really like the size of it. Feels faster than the chubby 2.8" tires, but still gets serious traction.
    -Stiff enough that you can lay into corners without too much fear of it folding on you, even when i'm running a relatively low PSI
    - Seems pretty durable so far. I'll try to get back to this after getting a full season out of it.

    Cons:
    -Little heavy, but momma didn't raise no weight weanie.
    -Not a whole lot else right now

    Overall, I would no doubt recommend this to someone looking for a durable, high volume tire for trail and all mountain riding.

    Meaty tire with a side of fries
    Avg. ride time: 28m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Is that a Fat bike?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    That is the question I get all the time with this 2.4 tire on the front of my ibis mojo hd3 with ibis 741 wheels. Its huge. I'm sure the rims play a significant role but its ridiculous the size. Now the bad part is that its a bear to get onto that same ibis 741 rim. I do all my maintenance for years so I know how to put on a tire but this thing took me 30 mins of massaging it onto the tire and warming it with a hairdryer. Yes its that hard but the reward is sweet grip for days on a true MOTO tire. I don't need 27+ or 29+ when I have this tire on the ibis rims. Truly you don't need them as this tire is the perfect size.

    I ride front range stuff in Denver and fruita/moab and it works great in all locations. Even some rain soaked moab and it was fine.

    I have the 2.2 in back; much easier to mount but not nearly the same size but for the back tire it works great also.

    Avg. ride time: 6h 18m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Awesome Front Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I put one of these on the front of my Bronson and it's an amazing tire. It has tons of grip, is super strong, and it loves to roll over things. You can't go wrong with one of these.

    UPDATE: I've spent more time with this tire and it hasn't let me down. It's one of those tires that just doesn't want to slide out from underneath you. I've also been in multiple situations where I was sure a sharp rock must've torn the sidewall, but I was just fine. When this wears out, I'm gonna get another one.

    Avg. ride time: 28m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    awesome from Denver to Fruita and Moab

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great hardback and light gravel tire. All conti's give up some with durability in really rough rocky areas but overall I'll take these everyday. Great grip and no pinch flats. Worked well on my magic crossmax with stans. Seems to run sl small for size compared to other 2.4's but not by much. Been on my bike for last few years and held up well.

    Just buy em

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Hands down one of the best tires available. The Protec technology is one of the best Tubeless designs around. The APEX really makes the sidewalls that much more durable for enduro riding. Amazing traction, and grip from the Black Chili Compound!!

    2.4 AND Tubeless

      I bought this for my Wife's Bronson mainly because she was adamant about having at least a 2.4" wide tire in the front. She normally rides Highroller 2s but I couldn't find a HR2 in a 2.4 that was tubeless compatible. The tread design on the Trail King is actually a little more versatile than the HR2 because it has intermediate knobs. which gives a more consistent feel when cornering.

      Frames Mountains Pretty Good

      If you're gunning for more Instagram followers, simply use this tire to artfully frame a mountainous scene, guaranteed 100+ likes.



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      Frames Mountains Pretty Good

      This pic was stolen from the bicycle of employee Perry H. who reviewed this tire below.

      Avg. ride time: 45m per week
      • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

      Grip.

        Is what this tire has. Its big, big enough to scare some people, but it has great grip in all conditions. It is a bit slow rolling, and a bit heavy, and doesn't like going under 15mph to get the grip it has, but once the tire opens up, its full on. This is a great front tire option for someone looking for a killer all mountain tire.