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ContinentalTrail King Performance 27.5in Tire

Sale 50% OffCurrent price:$24.99 Original price:$49.95

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Item # CON005H

Trail King Performance Tire

Continental's Trail King Performance Tire is designed for aggressive trail riding and enduro, offering a comfortable, voluminous casing that damps rock gardens and chattery terrain for a bit of extra cushion when things get rough. This is a higher volume tire than the Mountain King, though both use a fairly aggressive tread pattern. The Trail King uses a multitude of mid-sized knobs to provide excellent grip for braking and cornering, whether it's loose and rocky, fast and dry, or a mix of chunk, silt, or even loam. All knobs have prominent siping to expand the surface area under load for improved traction across any trail surface.

Staying in line with other tires in Continental's Performance lineup, the Trail King Performance uses a compound called PureGrip, which is one step below their revered Black Chili compound when it comes to grip and rolling speed, but is claimed to have a longer wear life due to the firmer rubber, and comes with an impressively-low price tag. Despite lacking the heavy-duty Protection layer found on their top-tier tires, the dense 3-layer casing and honeycomb sidewall design do a good job fending off punctures and slices from jagged rocks. And of course, it's tubeless-ready, letting you run lower tire pressure for more traction and smoother damping, along with the reassurance of having self-sealing tubeless sealant inside.

  • High-volume tire for aggressive trail and enduro
  • Recommended for hardpack, dry, mixed, and loose conditions
  • Voluminous casing offers extra damping on rough terrain
  • Mid-size knobs with siping offer excellent braking & cornering grip
  • PureGrip compound balances grip, rolling speed, & long wear life
  • 3-layer construction & honeycomb sidewall add puncture resistance
  • Tubeless-ready gives you the peace of mind of a self-sealing setup
  • Designed in Germany using Continental's 130+ years of tire expertise

Tech Specs
Size27.5 x 2.2in, 27.5 x 2.4in
Protection3-layer casing, honeycomb sidewall design
TPI[under the tread] 3 plies/180 tpi, [in the sidewall] 2 plies/120 tpi
PSI45 - 58
Beadaramid folding
Recommended Useenduro, trail
Manufacturer Warrantylimited

Actual Weight

Black, 27.5 x 2.2

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[27.5 x 2.2in] 1lb 9.7oz (730g), [27.5 x 2.4in] 1lb 12.7oz
730g), [27.5 x 2.4in] 1lb 12.7oz (815g

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

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Great tires at a great price

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought
6` 11"
170 lbs

These tires came stock on my ibis, which I purchased from competitive cyclist last year. The bike and tires have both been excellent. The tires offer tremendous traction both climbing and descending, and they are durable as well. They’ve helped me to get KOM strava times on many uphill and downhill segments. I’ve been very happy with these tires and have outfitted my kids bikes with them as well.

>Rating: 5

Great tire at phenomenal price

I've used it several times
True to size
6` 2"
210 lbs

Not sure why the other review claim these are poor in performance, just not accurate. These tires perform excellent! I haven’t tested them in wet rock or heavy mud, but everywhere else they performed better than expected. Even when pushed past their limits they remain predictable. I am coming from Maxxis Ardents, an equally awesome tire but at a higher price. With 2.4’s in the front and 2.2’s in the rear they are excellent. Easily set up in my garage with hand tools and a crappy floor pump, first try with Revo sealant. My Scott Genius loves them. Do yourself a favor and buy them when you’re ready for new rubber. The price is unbeatable and they look/feel great.

>Rating: 1

Beware of Budget Tires!

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought

Hi all. I chose to run an inexpensive combination from Continental-- this Trail King 2.4 on the rear and a Baron Projekt 2.4 on the front. I was looking for an inexpensive alternative to pricey Maxxis tires (which have proven totally worth it). My first impression out of the box of each tire was that they were poorly constructed and lacked meaty sidewalls. However I mounted the tires and had a great first ride on them in wet, tacky trail conditions. These tires outperformed the Baron up front, but still folded under cornering pressures at speed even at 34 psi (run tubeless). Over the last week as the trails have dried out and become more loose, the tire began to show its true nature. The folding at speed worsened and began to burp air and sealant. Through rocky terrain the tire would splat. My rims took a beating. Today was my last day on the tire. Riding through a very intermediate rock garden the tire blew up. It happened in a place I would never have seen a flat so quickly into the life of a Maxxis, WTB or Kenda tire. I limped out of the woods with a makeshift tire boot, but the ride was shot. Very disappointing, and I am kind of surprised they are even being sold. This is by far the lowest quality I have ever taken to a trail. I think Continental should be ashamed for marketing this tire as an enduro/trail tire, and Backcountry should not be selling it for anything other purpose than beach cruising. LOW COST = LOW QUALITY

What wheels are your running? I have Stans Arch CB7’s with no issues at all.