King of the mountains.
Particularly shrewd at shedding mud, the open-spaced 2.4in-wide Continental Mountain King is a perfect tire for 27.5in bikes bound for wet and loose terrain. It's equipped with Black Chili rubber and a ProTection casing too, so scree fields full of sharp rocks won’t slow this tire down.
ProTection is a continuous, high-strength rubberized nylon wrap that encompasses the entire casing. This puts three plies of rubber at the sidewall and four beneath the tread for excellent durability and strength. The Mountain King's tread is designed to dig first and foremost, but that doesn't mean it's a drag on hardpact.
Conti's Black Chili compound is estimated to decrease rolling-resistance by 26%, have a higher friction value of 30%, and to increase durability by 5%. It does through the use of tiny fragments of embedded carbon. The Continental Mountain King 27.5in Tire is foldable and available in a 2.4in width.
- Large, widely spaced lugs
- Continental Protection
- Black Chili compound