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  • Foldable, One Color, 29x2.20 ($44.95)
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Item # CON0123

Roll like a king.

The Topeak Ergon pro team collaborated with Continental in the creation of the X-King 29in Tire, and as a result, have ridden them to success after success. Fast but grippy, the X-King rolls smoothly and quietly despite its pronounced knobs, making it the ultimate all-around tire for anything from cross-country riding and racing to Alp'cross.

The Continental engineers in Germany refined its synthetic rubbers with nano-sized particles to create a compound that reacts to surface objects more quickly, thoroughly improving grip. These particles also form a tighter bond to improve compound strength, lengthening tread life and reducing the chances that lugs will rip and tear.

Tech Specs

29 in x 2.2 in
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
Actual Weight:
Foldable, One Color, 29x2.20: 752g

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Worst Tires Ever

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

Bought these at the end of last season, mounted, didn't get to riding (or attempting to ride them) until spring. Pulled them out of the garage, where the bike is kept climate controlled and hanging and they have dry rotted. Been riding another mountain bike while this hangs and I sit and stare. Finally logged in again today and remembered to write a review. As with most Continental product, it is worthess. 0.0 trail miles ridden.

Worst Tires Ever

Decent XC tire

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tire works well on hardtails and XC bikes. It's a lightweight, 2.2" tire so it rolls pretty quick. Traction is acceptable, can break a bit if you push the corners too hard.

So skinny they don't even cast a shadow.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'd ONLY recommend these to anyone who does XC with a hard tail and even then...maybe not. They are skinny! I bought these in a pinch during a race due to blowing the sidewall fibers on another brand.

Purchased the 2.2 and when I put it on, it looked like my rim was naked! I later measured on a 23mm inner diameter rim and these 2.2 inch tires weren't even pushing 1.8.

If you're looking for a skinnier than usual tire, here they are! I'll stick to my "true to size" tires from now on. My WTB or Maxxis 2.2's make these things look anorexic.

Which version of the tire is this? Sport? Performance? RaceSport? Protection? Is it a tubeless version? Conti makes this tire in a myriad of styles, we need to know which one. No wonder it isn't selling. I would like to buy one, but I don't know what I am buying.

Best Answer

These are the Sport 2.2 and yes they can be run tubeless with sealant such as Stan's.

Gavin, I just purchased these and when I tried to mount them sealant came out of the side walls. I thought you said these could be run tubeless?

This doesnt have an additional model name associated with it. It is Conti code 0100530

Sealant comes through the sidewalls when these are first mounted. It takes some patience to hold the wheel horizontally and keep redistributing the sealant to fill all the microholes in the sidewall. But it works. I am running these on Stans ZTR Crest rims and on Mavic Crossmax SLR rims.

Continental X King 29

Continental X King 29

Kernville California. Trail is rideable year round. Perfect single track for 17 miles, or double that for an out and back. Also connects to the Keyesville classic course.(race is in march) the average temperature has been 65 degrees and sunny the last few weeks.

Continental X King 29

    These are a good tred desighn tire that hook up in a wide range of terrain. They seem to be wearing well and have not given me a flat yet. The side walls have a lot of protection and that is why these tires are very stiff and need to be ran at lower pressures. The Swhalbes are definitely more compliant and handle better. But then again they have less protection.....nothing is perfect.....

    Unanswered Question

    The option you have of the Protection...

    The option you have of the Protection version of this tire is actually an image of the Mountain King II. Don't want any riders to be confused. The folding option is the actual tread pattern for this tire.

    The option you have of the Protection...