The Continental Cross King ProTection MTB Tire is a fast-rolling tire intended for cross-country racing and riding, yet durable and reliable enough for trail riding as well. Featuring tacky grip and minimal rolling resistance thanks to its BlackChili compound, the Cross King balances high levels of traction with low rolling resistance, making it uniquely suited to cross-country racing as a rear tire. With a versatile, capable small-block tread pattern,
- Fast-rolling tire for cross-country racing or riding.
- Ideal as rear tire.
- Small block tread pattern for fast rolling grip.
- BlackChili compound for tacky grip with low rolling resistance.
- ProTection layer prevents punctures, tears, or slits on the trail.
- TPI: 4 plies, 240 TPI.
- Claimed weight: 640 g (2.2").
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Tire Type: Tubeless Ready
Threads Per Inch: 180
Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622)
29 x 2.2 - Black
Weight: 640 grams
Tire Width: 55mm (2.2in)
Mfg PartNum: 0101471
29 x 2.3 - Black
Weight: 755 grams
Mfg PartNum: 0101475
Tire Width: 58mm (2.3in)
I've put over 300 miles on a 2.3" Cross King on the rear and 2.4" Trail King on the front of my hardtail. They've both surprised me at how much grip they have on San Diego's loose-over-hard riding conditions. The Cross King happily powers up incredibly dry, loose dirt on our steep hills. The Trail King's also done well, but I would have been fine running two Cross Kings. The few times I've ridden through mud this winter, the Cross King's managed to grip well enough, and shed the mud relatively quickly.
No issues with any snake bites or burping when combined with Conti's tire sealant. I'm not exactly careful about where I place my rear wheel, but the "protection" marketing speak's been true to its word.
I have a 2.2 Crossking on the rear and a 2.3 Crossking on the front. Great combination. I have ridden endless tough rocky trails around southern CA and no cuts, gashes, punctures. They are light but tough. I was concerned that they might not hold up because they are light weight but I can say that they do not fail despite the serious abuse I put them through. The 2.3 has very nice deep knobs that really dig in making it perfect for a front tire. The 2.2 has more medium knobs which make it perfect for rear. They came spec'd on my racy hardtail and I already burned through one rear. I bought another 2.2 for the rear because I like and trust it. I like the 2.3 so much may put it on my Yeti SB100 too. The knobs are big enough on the 2.3 to make it really have a burly trail tire feel. Thank and enjoy your ride!
Twice now I've had the Continental tires delaminate on me. I love Continental on my road bike and they seem to have a great price point for mountain bike tires but, at this point, I think I need to move on to Maxxis
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