Trail King UST Tubeless Tire - 26in $0.00
Item # CON0083
Wanna be the trail boss? Maybe the Continental Trail King will make the appointment and you'll be able to exert your rule over all that you look upon. The Trail King UST is a large volume tire that makes even the nastiest root and boulder strewn section of trail feel easy. For the same reason, it's also a great bike-park tire.
The 2.4 and 2.2 versions use the Black Chili rubber compound on the tread, with carbon black rubber sidewalls. And because it's a UST tubeless tire, the interior is lined with a thin layer of rubber that prevents air bleed over time. You'll pump less and ride more. It uses Continental's APEX sidewall design. This means that there is a strip of additional material above the bead that helps stiffen the sidewall, increasing tire stability and control in hard turns and across off-camber terrain. This extra sidewall support also means that you can run slightly lower tire pressures without worrying about burping your tires or losing control. For those who use UST tires with tubes, it further reduces the chance of pinch-flatting. The 3-ply casing has a combined 180 tpi and is overlapped twice underneath the tread for added puncture protection.
The Black Chili compound tread rubber is a great, grippy material. The Continental alchemists have milled traditional carbon black rubber down to nano-particles and then built it back into treads. The nano-sized rubber flecks -- think of a soccer ball on the face of the earth -- are able to actually put more rubber down on the trail in the same small area. It means 30% increased adhesion, 26% lower rolling resistance, and 5% improved mileage. Where regular rubber grips, Black Chili will grip better, and from what we've seen it seems to shed dirt better too. Carbon black rubber isn't boring anymore.
The Continental Trail King UST is compatible with tubeless wheel systems, though it can be used with a tube as well. It has a foldable Kevlar bead. It is available in 2.4 and 2.2 versions. The claimed weights are 1000g for the 2.2 and 1100 grams for the 2.4 version.
Please note that the Trail King uses the same tread design and basic casing construction as the Rubber Queen. So if you're a fan of the Queen, these are the way to go.
Application: AM/FR/DH UST
Ground: All Conditions
tube or tubeless
Black Chili compound
26 in x 2.2 mm, 26 in x 2.4 mm
freeride, all-mountain, DH
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These run slightly smaller than most. Most tire companies sizing is all over the map. One company says its a 2.4 and another company would said its a 2.3. Conti's run sl smaller so my running of 2.4 high volume tire is probably like others 2.35. I love these tires. Used them for the last 4 years. Wear well. UST works and never get a burp. Ever. Heavier yes but when your 20 miles out do you really want to save 50-100 grams on a non UST tire and burp/blow out your tire?
These tires have been great for me. They are on the heavy side, but are incredibly reliable and resist punctures really well. The tread shows hardly any signs of wear after 500+ miles of riding in Utah. The biggest selling point for me with these tires is that I have full confidence in the casing when really pushing the bike to it's limits in severely rocky terrain where most single ply tires would slice. All in all the tires are a bit heavier than most other tires, but offer confidence and superb grip in loose, rocky terrain.
My fav front tire is the Nevegal UST, but I'm always searching for a better rear tire. I just installed this one and rode 240mi from Durango to Moab over 7 days and it performed excellent on ALL the various terrain we encountered. For a UST tire it's very light compared to others like the Nevegal. So far I'm really enjoying this tire!
This is my 3rd season riding this tire. I am on my 3rd rear tire and second front. Tire life is pretty good for how much I ride. The tire is fast and hooks up in the turns great. Handles variable riding conditions better than most tires I have used. Only complaint is that they are a bit expensive.