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ContinentalMountain King 29in Tire

Sale 33% OffCurrent price:$55.99 Original price:$82.95

Item # CON004V

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  • ProTection + Black Chili, 29x2.3 ($55.99)
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Item # CON004V

Mountain King Tire

From moist, tacky singletrack winding through old growth hemlock to dry, dusty trails climbing up desert mesas littered with pinyon pines and sagebrush, the Continental Mountain King 29in Tire is re-engineered with an updated tread profile and sidewall for greater traction and support in a wide variety of conditions you'll experience on the trail. It's really a versatile tire that'll perform extraordinarily well in everything from dusty deserts to soaking-wet coastal forests and even through mud, thanks to its well-spaced central lugs that clean themselves with every turn of the wheel and grippy outer lugs that bite when you're leaning into corners and rounding berms.

Continental's BlackChili compound offers an excellent balance of fast rolling speed and tacky grip on those moist rocks and mossy root sections in the forest. It's reinforced with Continental's Protection layer that fends off punctures and slits when you're pummeling across rugged stretches of trail with rocks and roots aplenty. Additionally, you'll find it's tubeless-ready, so you can gain the benefits of running lower pressures on the trail to subsequently improve your overall traction and bump compliance.

  • Versatile tire for everything from desert dust to forest loam
  • Designed for everyday trail riding and all-mountain pursuits
  • Continuous central tread pattern rolls fast and grips well
  • Well-spaced lugs clear mud when it's mucky on the trail
  • BlackChili compound balances grip with fast-rolling speed
  • Protection layer against slits and punctures
  • Tubeless-ready for self-sealing reassurance
  • Handmade in Germany with exceptional quality

Tech Specs
Size29 x 2.3 in
Typetubeless-ready clincher
TPI4 plies/240 tpi
Recommended Useenduro, trail
Manufacturer Warrantylimited

Actual Weight

ProTection + Black Chili, 29x2.3

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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1lb 10.3oz

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
5` 9"
160 lbs

I never thought I'd call Continental durable. Years ago, I had the X-King (replaced by the Cross King) and it shed knobs like it had mange! No longer. I was enticed into running the Cross King - 29x2.3 - on the back, and it held up beautifully with a Mountain King up front, again as a 29x2.3. Each came in at 750 grams and it's a good combo for light trail riding. It wasn't quite enough for me, so I put the Mountain King on the back and put a Trail King 29x2.4 up front and that is a winning combo for the Wasatch Back. BTW, I had no problem with the steering on the Mountain King up front but wanted more braking power....they steer very well. Kind of a DHF-lite without any vagueness as you lay them over. The Mountain King and Cross King are the same carcass with different tread. They both come in at just over 2.28", under 20 psi with knobs slightly wider. The ETRTO on the tire is 58-622, so the predicted 2.28" is right on for the carcass, but understated for the tread width which is 2.35" .


How do they perform on somewhat loose dry conditions (UT and NV dirt!)?

>Rating: 5

Worthy Update

I've used it several times

The name is the same, but the new Mountain King is definitely a worthy update over the old. The new tread pattern hooks up securely and reliably as a front tire. The standalone side knobs don't fold or deflect, which keeps me feeling secure in the turns. So far I have had no pinch or puncture flats after a couple of months of riding. In Utah where the soil conditions change drastically, even sometimes on the same trail, these have proven to be a reliable all-rounder.

Hey Arron, wha tire to you run on the rear to pair with the MK on the front?