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Race King ProTection 26 Inch MTB Tire

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A proven champion. Compete with the King.

The Continental Race King 29er is built for maximum speed without sacrificing reliable traction. This ProTection version offers increased durability and puncture resistance with minimal weight sacrifice.

The tread features sharp, wide, and low-profile knobs which hook up well and roll fast. Closely spaced center knobs roll smooth and fast in the straights. Ample spacing on the rest of the tread resists packing up with mud.

The advanced Black Chili rubber compound performs exceptionally, increasing grip and durability while lowering rolling resistance.

The ProTection casing features 4 fabric plies for a total of 240 TPI, ensuring exceptional ride quality, durability and serious puncture protection, particularly at the sidewall area. With just a few extra grams over its Race Sport counterpart, the result is a tire that really holds its own during endurance rides or extended tours.

Recommended pressure: 50 PSI. Max. pressure: 65 PSI. Folding bead. Handmade in Germany. Black. Available in 29 x 2.2 Inch (55-622 ISO). 650 grams.


  • Advanced Black Chili rubber compound with dense particles for speed, grip and durability
  • Tough ProTection casing with 4 fabric plies for a total of 240 TPI
  • Extra fabric ply ensures puncture resistance and sidewall reinforcement over the Race Sport model
  • Folding bead
  • 26 x 2.2 Inch (55-559 ISO)
  • 550 grams
  • Recommended pressure: 50 PSI. Max. pressure: 65 PSI.

Weight: 550 grams


Weight: 550 grams


ISO (ETRTO) Size: 55-559  mm


Min Pressure: 50 PSI


Max Pressure: 65 PSI


Threads Per Inch: 4 Plies/240 Total TPI


Made in: Germany 

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Great German quality
by Anonymous
Casual Cyclist
2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

This is a well made German tire. It was easy to install on Mavic 26in wheels, rolls fast, rides smooth with little noise on blacktop at 49psi. I have rode about 30 miles.

Reviewed 1/16/2014
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No regrets with this purchase.
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
SE Michigan
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Took the advise of another reviewer and use a X-King on the front and Race King on the back. I ride a hardtail on mostly aggressive hardpack with plenty of sandrocksroots mixed in. The Race King runs slightly widerfatter at 2.2 than the X-King, but they work great together. As predicted, the rear lacks some grip on very loose dirt and the braking power is not as good as my last tires... but not bad. They grab very well in turns and ride well in sand. I don't ride in the wet.

Made the switch from Scwable Rocket Rons 2.1 with tubes (took 35psi to avoid pinch flats) to tubeless Conti's (27psi) and it has made a HUGE difference in comfort and control. No contest - and the Ron's are pretty good! Never going back to tubes. Very happy with this purchase.

Reviewed 9/5/2014
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Pretty good tire
by trikerlee
Cycling Enthusiast
Las Vegas, NV
3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

Use it on the rear of a tadpole trike to reduce sideways slip in high speed turns and to provide traction in loose dirt or gravel.

Reviewed 6/9/2017
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Love it.
by Anonymous
8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.

I am using 2 on the front tire & 2.2 in the back tire which is reinforced being 50 grams heavier.


Really nice looking.

Extremely good traction

Wear resistant

High quality manually made in Germany



Bottom line.

Overall recommended if the price is not an impediment.

Reviewed 1/2/2014
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