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Continental Mountain Bike ProTection Tire - Black Chili, Tubeless, Folding Handmade MTB Performance Tire (26", 27.5", 29")

4.6 out of 5 stars 2,244 ratings

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Cross King
Item Dimensions LxWxH 8 x 11 x 6 inches
Brand Continental
Tire Type Tubeless
Bike Type Mountain Bike

About this item

  • Versatile and easy-rolling profile which adapts perfectly to any surface
  • Excellent puncture resistance thanks to continuous ProTection Tubeless Ready insert from end to end
  • Outstanding grip and efficient rolling thanks to Black Chili Compound; pure competition tyre with reduced mileage
  • Black Chili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26 % and provides 30 % more grip than activated silica compounds
  • Protection Treads and sidewalls are equally protected, and are 25 % lighter and offer 30 % more puncture protection than their predecessors

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First-class competition and trail tyre combining safe cornering grip with easy rolling characteristics.

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Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2019
Size: 29 x 2.3Style: Cross KingVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent grip
By Oscar Rosales on June 26, 2019
I actually was going to buy the mountain kings, but for some reason those are way to expensive right now. I couldn't be happier with the cross kings, they have less rolling resistance than the mk, and almost equal grip!, and the difference is notable between pure grip and blackchilli compounds, there is more grip and less rolling resistance on the latter. (i had mk with pure grip)
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Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
Size: 27.5 x 2.6Style: Der Baron ProjektVerified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2018
Size: 27.5 x 2.3Style: Mountain KingVerified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United States on December 24, 2020
Size: 26 x 2.2Style: Cross KingVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gobbles up terrain.
By ED on December 24, 2020
Continental Mountain Bike ProTection Tire - Black Chili, Tubeless, Folding Handmade MTB Performance Tire 26 x 2.2. I think I saw another version somewhere that is not made in Germany.

I put these on my old S-Works team edition bike. Ned Overend replica.
Had 26 x 1.95. I have a a few different tires on the bike but nothing like the Cross King. Decided to go with 26 x 2.2. It fit with adequate clearance. I was using SCHWALBE Big Ben Race but needed more grip. I put this on the front and it seems to pull the bike It actually feels like it has less rolling resistance then the SCHWLALBE. I love the way it feels like it is floating over the bumps.
Going with the bigger size made it roll over rocks and stuff with ease. Feels stable and easy to steer.

I put a Mezcal III G2.0 26 x 2.1 on the rear which is noticeably smaller with a tighter knob pattern. Not sure about it yet. It does not seem to absorb the bumps as well but may just need to tweak the pressure.
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Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2020
Size: 26 x 2.2Style: Cross KingVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mountainbike Tire with Superb Road Handling
By Merk Beevers on July 28, 2020
I needed to replace the two original tires from my Cannondale mountainbike, and chose the CrossKing. I really wanted the TrailKing, but they didn’t have the size to fit my wheels, but in the end, I think I like the CrossKing more than if I had got the full-on mountainbike tire. I found the CrossKing tire excellent in all conditions except loose dry sand, which is less than 1% of my riding. On the asphalt road surface (75% of my riding) the tire performs really very well, and is noticeably more grippy in the turns than my old tires. Off-road, I have no complaints, and it works just about as well as any full off-road tire I have used. I haven’t really been out much in the wet — the one time I did a wet road it felt stable and secure, but not idea how it performs in mud or extremely adverse conditions like ice or snow. I initially bought a single tire to see what I thought of it, and after a single ride, I ordered another to make the match, as I was really pleased with the performance. I would buy again.
(In the photo, the top tire is the CrossKing, the lower one the original full off-road tire that I replaced)
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Reviewed in the United States on June 7, 2021
Size: 27.5 x 2.4Style: Trail KingVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Looking Tires
By Andres on June 7, 2021
Haven't taken them out on the trails yet, but they are mounted and i did take em for a spin around the block. So far so good on my GT Aggressor Pro Large Frame with 27.5x2.4 Continental Trail King Black Chili Compound Protection Apex tires. No rub, good clearance, much better than the original 27.5x2.1 tires.
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Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
Size: 26 x 2.2Style: Trail KingVerified Purchase
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Reviewed in the United States on August 2, 2022
Size: 27.5 x 2.6Style: Der Baron ProjektVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing up front. Watch out on rear.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2020
Size: 29 x 2.4Style: Der Baron ProjektVerified Purchase
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 16, 2020
Size: 27.5 x 2.3Style: Mountain KingVerified Purchase
Jalinn
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelentes neumáticos para el XC.
Reviewed in Mexico on October 7, 2019
Size: 29 x 2.2Style: Cross KingVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelentes neumáticos para el XC.
Reviewed in Mexico on October 7, 2019
Excelentes neumáticos para el cross country, me encantan, cuando ruedas sobre pavimento o asfalto no hacen nada de ruido, son muy rígidas de los laterales y parte superior pero absorben perfectamente las imperfecciones del terreno ya sean pequeños baches o rocas en la terraceria, ademas su resistencia a la pinchadura es mas que evidente gracias a todas sus capas (240 tpi y 180 tpi area de rodadura y laterales respectivamente) tienen un agarre fenomenal para los ascensos y la frenada, ademas en curva te dan una confianza tremenda. las recomiendo ampliamente a los que practican el XC. Eso si no esperen que sean ligeras son bastante pesadas pero valen la pena esos gramos extra (vengo de unas maxxis ikon que son de papel).
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Mr. A. J. Ellison
4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2019
Size: 27.5 x 2.3Style: Mountain KingVerified Purchase
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sostituiscono le X-KING. Ottime
Reviewed in Italy on May 17, 2018
Size: 29 x 2.2Style: Cross KingVerified Purchase
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