Reign in comfort.
Go out and make a name for yourself with this King-maker of a mountain tire. 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: 600 g (2.2").
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Wheel Size: 650B (ISO 584)
Tire Type: Tubeless Ready
Threads Per Inch: 180
27.5 x 2.3 Inch
Weight: 710 grams
Tire Width: 60mm (2.4in)
Mfg PartNum: 0101463
27.5 x 2.6 Inch
Weight: 790 grams
Tire Width: 65mm (2.6in)
Mfg PartNum: 0101384
27.5 x 2.8 Inch
Weight: 830 grams
Mfg PartNum: 0101385
Tire Width: 70mm (2.8in)
I bought a couple of Conti Cross King ProTection (Black Chili) tires in 27.5X 2.6. These were expensive made in Germany tires. I wanted a little more clearance in the back, so I bought a 27.5x 2.4 Conti Cross King "Performance" tire. The German Black Chili ran straight and true.
Not so for the cheaper Asian made "Performance" tire. It had a significant wobble.
My advice: pay the extra money, a wobbly tire is bunk!
Got 2.6 front and 2.4 rear. Tires have plenty of traction but I am switching to WTBs. Reason being that Conti has very poor quality control. Both tires wobble noticeably. I have had bike store check my rims for damage or truing with none found. I have remounted the tires several times and with different rim tape configuration yet the wobble remains. The tires are unrideable as the wobble causes small but noticeable affect on steering on corners. Conti is just not the name it used to be.
I am so glad that I purchased this particular tire. I ride on different surfaces (asphalt, hard pan dirt, mud) and this tire holds up really well. I love the sound a knob tire makes while riding. Will definitely purchase again
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