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Continental
Race King ProTection 29 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.

 

Weight: 650 grams

 

Weight: 650 grams

 

Application: Cross Country MTB 

 

Rec Pressure: 50 PSI

 

Max Pressure: 65 PSI

 

Threads Per Inch: 240 TPI

 

Made in: Germany 

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Great tire for the price
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by Wolfdikk
Casual Cyclist
Urbandale, IA

I replaced my worn out Bontrager tires that came on my Trek with these Continentals and immediately noticed a big improvement with better handling & less rolling resistance. I wouldn't hesitate to purchase these again.

Reviewed 5/17/2018
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Awesome tire...
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by Anonymous
2 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Very fast and grippy tire in the streets. Not the best in loose pack gravel or rocks, but that was expected.

Reviewed 9/17/2014
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Light, Fast, 2.2 gives great control
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by Anonymous
Michigan
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Run the protection 2.2's with Stan's at low psi for a fast, light, super control ride. Great for a rigid setup where you depend on the tires to take out some of the sting.

Reviewed 12/2/2013
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Consistently superb tire. I nver waiver away from Continental!!!!!
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by Mike
Competitive Racer
South Carolina
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Consistently superb tire. I never waiver away from Continental!!!!! A little pricey but after riding it, I understand why.

Reviewed 11/14/2013
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Overall good tire. Difficult to air up.
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by tubeless2012
Cycling Enthusiast
SE Michigan
6 of 10 customers found this review helpful.

Very difficult to air up. I had to install a tube to lock the beads in place, pop one bead off to remove the tube, and then use shop air to reinflate tubeless. Even then it was difficult. As a final step I pressed the side of the wheel tire with bead locked in place into the side of a Class 8 truck tire (just happened to have one in the garage) as a means to close the gap between the unseated bead and rim bed.

Air retention is good, not great. The side walls seem to be holding up well. The ride is very good (stable, no burping) at 22 psi front and 27 psi rear. It probably goes without saying that these tires are not good for railing corners other than hard pack, but they do roll fast, which is the primary design intent.

My tubeless experience is limited and thus my experience with different tubeless ready tires is also limited. My primary point of reference is Geax' Saguaro with TNT casing which I ran all of last season (1800 miles-ish). They are relatively indestructible, air up easily, and hold air extremely well. I checked the pressure only every two to three weeks. The problem is the weight, which is a full 220 grams heavier (each) than this RK. Forget about Geax' published weight.

I will try Schwalbe's Racing Ralph Rocket Ron with standard TL casing next. Im hopeful the sidewalls will be strong enough for the riding I do and the weight is 100 grams lighter than the RKs.

Reviewed 5/26/2013
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fast and tough. ....
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by bbilljune
Cycling Enthusiast
Las Vegas, Nv
3 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

There's nothing I don't like about this tire.

Reviewed 5/23/2013
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Difficult to air up.
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by tubelesssince 2012
Cycling Enthusiast
SE Michigan
1 of 5 customers found this review helpful.

Very difficult to air up. I had to install a tube to lock the beads in place, pop one bead off to remove the tube, and then use shop air to reinflate tubeless. Even then it was difficult. As a final step I pressed the side of the wheel tire with bead locked in place into the side of a Class 8 truck tire (just happened to have one in the garage) as a means to close the gap between the unseated bead and rim bed.

Air retention is good, not great. The side walls seem to be holding up well. The ride is very good (stable, no burping) at 22 psi front and 27 psi rear. It probably goes without saying that these tires are not good for railing corners other than hard pack, but they do roll fast, which is the primary design intent.

My tubeless experience is limited and thus my experience with different tubeless ready tires is also limited. My primary point of reference is Geax' Saguaro with TNT casing which I ran all of last season (1800 miles-ish). They are relatively indestructible, air up easily, and hold air extremely well. I checked the pressure only every two to three weeks. The problem is the weight, which is a full 220 grams heavier (each) than this RK. Forget about Geax' published weight.

I will try Schwalbe's Racing Ralph with standard TL casing next. Im hopeful the sidewalls will be strong enough for the riding I do and the weight is 100 grams lighter than the RKs.

Reviewed 5/20/2013
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