King of dirt.
Fast and full of grip, the 2.4in-wide X-King 27.5in Tire rolls smoothly despite pronounced knobs. It also has Continental's high-TPI ProTection casing with Black Chili Rubber, making this voluminous tire perfect for the modern mountain bike. The tread pattern is the same as the rest of the X-King line, and it was developed for racing.
For that reason, offset and lowered center knobs are ramped for consistent speed. The offset also provides steady grip and efficient power transfer both accelerating and decelerating. For stable cornering, the shoulder knobs are taller than most to dig into loose trail surfaces.
Between the center and shoulder knobs there's a column of siped transitional knobs for better grip in wet conditions. Additionally, these knobs smooth the transition between the center surface and the edge of the tire, making the weight transfer from straight-line gas to braking and turning more confident and sure-footed.
Continental engineers also made use of its Black Chili compound. Essentially it's synthetic rubber with nano-sized particles to react to surface irregularities more effectively. This not only improves grip, but these particles also form a tighter bond to improve compound strength, lengthening tread life and reducing the chances that lugs will rip and tear. Compared to Continental's earlier-generation tire compound, Black Chili tires provide 20% less rolling-resistance, 30% more grip, and an improved tread life of around 5%.
The Continental X-King 27.5in Tire is available in the color Black and in a 2.4in width.
- High-TPI ProTection casing
- Black Chili Rubber
- Folding bead
- Available in 27.5in x 2.4in