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Continental Mountain King ProTection 29 Inch MTB Tire

Continental Mountain King ProTection 29 Inch MTB TireContinental Mountain King ProTection 29 Inch MTB Tire
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Continental's newest collection of Mountain King tires reign supreme thanks to a totally restructured tread pattern. This 29 Inch ProTection version offers increased durability, great puncture resistance, and hassle-free tubeless compatibility -- all with a minimal weight sacrifice.

Improving on what was already excellent grip in soft and loose conditions, the new Mountain King features larger shoulder lugs and a more pronounced 'void' toward the center lugs for cornering that's practically telepathic and reliable performance over a wider variety of terrain.

As in all their top MTB tires, Conti uses the race-proven Black Chili rubber, an incredibly soft yet durable compound that increases grip and wear resistance while speeding up your roll. The beefed up ProTection casing features 4 fabric plies and a total of 240 TPI. Finally, RTR tubeless technology means compatibility with UST and tubeless ready rims when paired with Continental Revo Sealant.

Recommended pressure: 50 PSI. Max. pressure: 65 PSI. Folding bead. Handmade in Germany. Available in 29 x 2.2 Inch (55-622 ISO) and 29 x 2.4 Inch (60-622 ISO) sizes. Claimed weight: 740/800 grams.

Application: Cross Country MTB 

Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 55-622 mm

ISO (ETRTO) Size: 60-622 mm

Rec Pressure: 50 PSI

Threads Per Inch: 4 Plies/240 Total TPI

Made in: Germany 

29 x 2.2 Inch

Weight: 740 grams

29 x 2.4 Inch

Weight: 800 grams

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Reviewed 11/13/2013
by Adam
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Las Vegas, NV
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Huge improvement on my local trails

At BTD's price, this tire is an absolute steal (I paid way more becuase BTD was out of stock for over a month). The Protection was amazing on my weekend adventure. 22 miles on a trail that is a mix of rocks, sand, and scrub. It's an established trail, but doesn't get used much so it's overgrown and hard to follow. So, lots of trail bashing was involved that would have shreaded my last tires. These, not a scratch.

After my first ride I set them up tubeless. The front one was firm overnight, the rear needed air in the morning. I did need to use my air compressor to seat the bead, though this is the first tire I've ever set up tubeless.

I bought the 2.2 version for my FS x-country bike. I moved up from Racing Ralphs which lasted maybe 10-12 rides. They are narrow as others have said. The grip climbing is great, though the grip in the loose turns isn't anything special. They do the job.

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Reviewed 10/17/2013
by Anonymous
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Great durabiliity

Got sick of replacing tubes so I bought these and haven't had a flat since (2 months later)

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Reviewed 10/3/2013
by Captain
Utah
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Great! Large volume tire

Big volume tire, not too heavy, great traction, durable.

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Reviewed 8/14/2013
by jay
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boulder CO
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don't buy this

no way , disaster, firs race flat, tire slip of the rim, 33 psi. mounting this tires is hard or impossible. with air compressor.!!

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Reviewed 5/21/2013
by HeiHeiOnTheSingleTrack
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Topsfield, MA
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Grippy and tuff tire albeit a little heavy and slow

Excellent grip in just about all conditions. Sheds mud with ease and the Black Chili compound is as good as advertised.

I am constantly climbing rocks and tree roots and though I've fallen many times -) it's not due to the tire ever washing out on me. My only complaints would be the weight (2.2's with ProTection come in at 740g) and the general slowness due to the aggressive tread pattern. I knew the tire was relatively heavy going in but was willing to sacrifice the weight for strength. IMHO they are pretty slow and sometimes I feel like I'm pedaling a Honda CR-250 instead of an XC MTB race bike.

I actually superficially sliced the sidewalls of both the front and back tire on my very first ride but the tire has proven to be one tuff mother and has not degraded any further despite a lot of riding!

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Reviewed 1/10/2013
by 300lbsgorilla
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Mid MO
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2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.
My new to go front tire

This is good stuff. I have used many 29er tires and this is now my favorite front tire. Hooks up great and rolls on. Yeah it is not the lightest tire out there but then what good is a light tire if you can't keep those micro sized nobs hooked up in the dirt? It runs small like all conti tires. on my 28mm rims it measures a 2.1.

Seals up well but the initial bead seating is a bit tough and may take some time to get right.

Love it and will keep getting them. I never get to use a tire until it wears out. The rocks, stumps, and random pieces of barbed wire here are just a bit much for that. But these tires so far have handled great

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Reviewed 12/7/2012
by A2 Jimmy
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On the Poto in Michigan
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A very solid aggressive front tire

I use this one up front on my 29'r. I ride in a variety of conditions, including sand, mud, roots, rock and occasional dirt roads. I didn't want a (likely) faster, but more delicate tire, as a flat really slows you down. This ties strikes a nice balance between all of those. I'm running it with a tube now (21 psi, i'm 170) , but plan to switch to tubeless.

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Reviewed 12/5/2012
by 300lbsgorilla
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Mid MO
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good hook up not bad rolling

A bit more aggressive the the x-king I had before in the front but more hook up. I sliced my x-king front up in four places all in the same ride so it needed to be replaced. I liked it but I thought I would try a bit more aggressive. It really hooks up well. There is a small bit of loss on the hard fast stuff and a bit more noise on pavement and a little more weight than the x-king but really worth the extra grip on the trail turns. Grips nice on the brakes too. Makes a great front to the x-king rear.

Was hard to seal to the rim. Of the 10 tires I have made tubeless in the last 1 1/2 years this was by far the hardest to make air tight at the rim interface. That and there was small hole in the sidewall. not a weep or a leak but a small hole you could hear the air coming out. sealant took care of it but thought it was strange. Ended up having to cheat and pop one bead at a time and pour stans sealant right on the bead all the way around with the rim horizontal. then seat the bead and have it squirt everywhere while pumping up to 60psi. Did both sides one at a time and then it was airtight.

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Reviewed 8/8/2012
by rbourey
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Tire for the long haul in the mountains. Good flex and control. Great profile. Worry-free.

Single track. Some time loaded up on the great divide trail.

Initially, I thought this tire was overkill, and riding pavement to the trails at low pressure made the bike somewhat squirmy, but the control and confidence I enjoyed while descending off-road gravel and mud on a fully loaded, 85-pound rig at 45 mph and 30 psi made me really happy about my choice in tires. Go get some.

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