Continental Der Kaiser 26in Tire
- Item: CON0052 Actual Weight:"Actual Weight" means we weighed this item ourselves. 1270 g
We do not sell a bejeweled crown and fur-trimmed robe with Continental Der Kaiser tires, though you might feel like awarding yourself the royal ensemble after a single ride on these gravity-oriented tires. These are tires that ride right for the AM, DH, and FR applications.
Looking at the image here, you might be saying to yourself, "that doesn't look aggressive." Looks can be deceiving. This tire has oodles of bite. The center blocks go straight down into the ground, and the spacing between the blocks, and then the blocks and shoulder lugs, give room for that dirt to move to the side. Then, turn. The spacing between the center blocks and shoulder lugs gives room for a channel of earth to remain between the lugs and blocks, staying constant while the rubber bites in on either side. It's like Velcro to the ground.
Adding to the great design are a few regular Continental features. One thing is that Continental prefers a round profile to their tires. They believe that the transition from riding straight to turning is smoother and easier with a round tire. Another is the Black Chili Compound, which is great for gription. Topping it off is the wide range of conditions this tire is designed to handle -- an all-purpose, all-condition, hard-riding, long-wearing tire.
The Continental Der Kaiser tire has a three-ply wrap of 60 thread per inch casing material for a 180tpi casing. The tread rubber is Black Chili Compound. The bead is foldable. The recommended tire pressure is 45psi with a max pressure of 58psi. The ETRTO size is 62-559 and the tire size is 26 x 2.5". The tread and casing is black. The weight of a single Continental Der Kaiser tire is 1000g.