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ContinentalRace King Tire - 29in

Sale 30% OffCurrent price:$55.96 Original price:$79.95

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  • ProTection + Black Chili, 29x2.2 ($55.96)
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Item # CON005B

Race King Tire

Designed to reduce rolling resistance with its minimal tread pattern and Black Chili compound, the Continental Race King 29in Tire is the favorite of dedicated cross-country riders seeking every advantage for racing and training. The 2.2-inch width strikes just the right balance between voluminous support and fast-rolling speed, absorbing bumps along the way without imparting an overly wide footprint that'll slow you down on race day or get in the way of setting PRs across your local trail network.

This particular version is equipped with Continental's Black Chili compound, which offers better rolling resistance without sacrificing grip like other compounds on the market. Combined with Continental's Protection layer, this particular Race King 29in Tire gives you all the benefits of speed and control while racing and training, plus the added peace of mind against punctures and slits while mobbing through rock gardens and dissecting root-latticed singletrack.

  • Fast-rolling XC tire for racing and training
  • Minimal tread pattern maximizes rolling speed
  • Black Chili compound balances speed with grip
  • Protection layer against slits and punctures
  • Tubeless-ready for running lower tire pressures
  • Handmade in Germany with exceptional quality

Tech Specs
CompoundBlack Chili
Size29 x 2.2 in
Typetubeless-ready clincher
CasingProtection TubelessReady
ProtectionProtection layer
TPI4 plies/240 tpi
Recommended Usecross-country
Manufacturer Warrantylimited

Actual Weight

ProTection + Black Chili, 29x2.2

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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1lb 5.3oz

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

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

King of smooth rolling

I've put it through the wringer

Insanely low weight and rolling resistance. Absolutely flies up hills. Great tire for gravel riding and hardpacked XC. Puncture resistance is excellent. It'll get toasted if you try to drag it through sharp rocky terrain at high speed, though. I lost about a quarter of the side knobs on a basically new rear tire descending Engineer Pass during a race.

>Rating: 5

Go to XC Tire

I've put it through the wringer

These are fast and light tires. Always go for these for longer races and have never had issues. Highly recommend.