Continental Race King Tire Review

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December 17, 2014
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Fast rolling

Cons: Not an all around tire choice

Recommendation: I run it on the rear of my SS in the summer months. Grips well on dry hard pack. Rolls nicely

December 21, 2013
Pros: Light
Low rolling resistance
Tread hooks up better then expected

Cons: Too many compounds and options to choose from

Recommendation: These came on a demo bike and from looking at them I didn't expect much. They were pleasantly surprising. As expected, they roll fast, but on Colorado loose over hardpack they also hook up really well for acceleration and corners.

December 14, 2013
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Fast, great for hardpack and slight loose over hard, wears well.

Cons: Not good for grease or mud.

Recommendation: This is an XC race tire. I have 1300 miles on a front/rear set on my 29er so far this year. I've been pretty happy with them.

Make sure to get the Black Chili version (Supersonic, Raceport, or Protection) which is only made in Germany.

If u r having problems with flats, u should be running tubeless.

June 8, 2013
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Fast rolling, wide but light tires, grips well and corners efficiently on packed trails. Performs even better when ran tubeless.

Cons: Prone to flats! Gets flats easily and can loose air at the rate of 5psi a day from the smallest thorn. Seems to wear out quickly. Can be pricey.

Recommendation: Buy it if you want a light and fast rolling tire for hard packed trails. Don't get it if you roll through thorny $* # all the time. You'll get pissed at how often you have to fix a flat with these tires.

July 7, 2012
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: fast rolling, lightweight

Cons: a little slick

Recommendation: I run at 50 psi, and not at the max of 65, which makes it root and rock friendly with a little give. Awesome feel and free rolling.

March 23, 2012
Pros: light wieght and fast rolling

Cons: folding is kinda hard to run tubeless wants to burp

Recommendation: great tire all around

June 11, 2011
Pros: Fast Rolling

Cons: Grip's OK

Recommendation: Fast tire, makes for good mo on smoothe singletrack. Tends to get slippy on sharp turns and roots, but good on straight climbs.

March 29, 2011
Pros: fast rolling still grippy in the climb.

Cons: non

Recommendation: this things rock i run them on my single speed and geared bike. i run them ghetto tubless they hold the trail and turn fast.. i recommend the wire bead if you are into running them ghetto tubless the folding will burp..