Continental Race King MTB-Folding Tire 26x2.0 Inch

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Now considered a legendary tyre, the Race King heralded the advent of the current Continental MTB tyre range. Irina Kalentieva won two World Championships on Race King tyres as well as countless other wins. When it's dry, the Race King is faster, cleaner and safer. Rolling resistance is almost on a par with race bike tyres. The RS and ProTection models are developed and produced in Korbach, Germany with best materials such as BlackChili Compound and they guarantee significantly better rolling resistance and puncture protection respectively.

Race King is available in several versions differing as follows:
Race King Performance with PureGrip-Compound: The low cost version as folding tire with the same tread and PureGrip Compound. This new rubber mix, given the self explanatory name "PureGrip", is ranked just behind Conti'S BlackChili compound and is being used in their performance products both in the road and mountain bike sectors. Whilst providing great grip, it is also long lasting and highly durable - both characteristics of Continental tyres, which are exclusively manufactured in the factory in Hefei (Asia).
Race King RaceSport with BlackChili Compound: Higher puncture protection, folding tire with BlackChili Compound. Uncompromisingly designed for use in mountain bike racing: the RaceSport carcasses combine logical light construction and noticeably better protection against flat tires at the very highest level. Together with famous professional mountain bikers, Continental has created the perfect starting basis for competition tires. Handmade in Germany, they offer a 30% better protection against flat tires than Supersonic tires. The construction makes the difference - particularly fine and high-grade nylon fabric with an expensive, protective, rubber lining and a universal foot. Together with the legendary Black Chili Compound, the ultimate combination for XC racing and marathon events.
Race King UST: Tubeless version of the Race King. Tubeless tires by Continental work with both UST and Rigida / Nagesti rims and wheels. Tire and rim form an airtight chamber. A tube is not necessary and pinchflats not possible anymore. In comparison to the system with tube the tire pressure can be chosen lower. The comfort of the ride increases. At a lower tire pressure the tire deflects more. The contact patch of the tire increases and the tread adapts to the ground better. Tubeless tires allow decreased air pressure and therefor deliver more traction. The airtight layer on the inside of the casing can be repaired with ordinary patches just like a tube.

BlackChili Compound
This unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental German factory has revolutionised bicycle tyres. The resultant compound showed a new relationship between grip and rolling resistance. This "Elevated level", as it was previously known, was given the name "BlackChili". Countless test wins that were shown in laboratory tests show a tangible benefit. The latest polymers, nanoscale soot particles and optimized fillers all guarantee a unique performance, from downhill MTB tyres to the time trial tyres of the ProTour, they are second to none in their respective areas. BlackChili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26% and provides 30% more grip than activated silica compounds. Premium tyres with BlackChili Compound also impress with higher mileage and unlike many multi-compounds, provide a constant ride from the first to the last kilometre.
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Product Name: Continental Race King MTB-Folding Tire 26x2.0 Inch
Manufacturer: Continental
Item Code: CON167180
Year: 2016
Dimension: 50-559 (26 x 2.0 inch)
Construction type: Folding Tire (Performance | RaceSport)
Tubeless (UST)
Material: PureGrip Compound (Performance)
BlackChili Compound (RaceSport)
Color: black
Weight: approx. 445 gram (RaceSport)
approx. 555 gram (Performance)
approx. 600 gram (UST)
Tire pressure: 3,5 - 4,5 Bar (RaceSport | Performance)
3,0 - 4,0 Bar (UST)
Carcass density (TPI/EPI): 3 layers à 60 TPI (RaceSport | Performance)
3 layers à 110 TPI (UST)
Purpose: Cross Country, Competition
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Continental Race King MTB-Folding Tire 26x2.0 Inch
in stock, delivery time 1-3 daysVersion: Performance / PureGrip Compound
in stock, delivery time 1-3 daysVersion: RaceSport / BlackChili Compound
in stock, delivery time 1-3 daysVersion: UST Tubeless
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ersetzt den Speed King, den ich gut 2 Jahre (ca 5tsd km) am HR fuhr (fuers erste)
Der Schwalbe Smart Sam (Evo) wanderte aufs HR.
gleich vorweg: der Race King läuft echt fix, mindestens so schnell wie der Speed King, allerdings etwas weniger komfortabel. dafür ist das Handling ausgezeichnet, auf dem VR zeigt der Stoller doch deutl. Vorteile gegen Reifen mit Mittellauffläche, auch wenn das Laufnachteile geradeaus auf Asphalt mit sich bringt. als 2.0 fuers VR ausreichend, auch wenn's weniger cool aussieht.
geht nat nur als RS Version, das sollte scho klar sein !!
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