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The world champion: the Race King RaceSport folding tyre by Continental
The Race King is a legend. It sets the bar for the winning streak of Conti MTB tyres on racecourses around the world. Irina Kalentieva won two world championship titles with it and it has been a part of countless other wins. It is faster, cleaner, and safer than ever! The rolling resistance is almost at the level of a road tyre, but it still maintains outstanding grip and doesn't fill up with mud. The Korbach, Germany manufactured BlackChili Compound and RaceSport carcass guarantee noticeably better puncture protection without a noticeable weight increase.
Application: Cross Country
Product Line: Premium
Ground Conditions: hardpack, dry, all-round
Type: folding tyre
Tubeless System: none
Rubber Compound: BlackChili
Carcass: 180 tpi, 3 layers
Puncture Protection: RaceSport
Dimension: 29 x 2.2"
Air Pressure: 3.0 - 4.0 bar
Tube Recommendation: MTB 29 Light
Manufacturer Part Number: 0101472
- even faster, cleaner, and safer
- rolling resistance almost like a road tyre
- outstanding grip
- mud repellant
- noticeably better puncture protection
The running properties of the rubber compound of a tyre are largely determined by three interacting factors: static friction [grip], rolling resistance and mileage. The dilemma is that you improve one of these factors, and in turn, worsen at least one other factor. Black Chili Compound, the revolutionary compound from Continental, is based on the latest findings on polymer and other raw material research. For BlackChili, Continental redefined newly developed synthetic rubbers with natural rubber with the proven high performance tread compound. These rubbers are used with special nanometric carbon soot particles, which are optimized in shape and surface properties for best uses for the intended tyre. BlackChili Compound reaches an unprecedented level of performance. Compared to the previous best Activated Silica Compound, BlackChili tyres have 26 % less rolling resistance, a 30 % higher friction value [grip] and a 5 % increase in mileage. Whether on the road or mountain bike, speed and grip advantages are very noticeable. The complex compound technology is so sensitive that tyres with BlackChili Compound can only be produced exclusively in Continental's German Korbach factory.
Designed without compromise for use in mountain bike racing: The RaceSport casings combine consistent lightweight construction and noticeable superior puncture protection at the highest level. In cooperation with renowned professional mountain bikers Conti has created the perfect basis for competition tyres. Handmade in Germany, they offer rolling friction and puncture protection of World Cup quality. The structure makes the difference: a particularly fine and flexible nylon fabric with elaborately manufactured protecting rubber lining and universal base. Together with the legendary BlackChili Compound, this is the ultimate combination for XC and Marathon Race.
- 1 x Continental Race King RaceSport folding tyre 29"
- black/29x2.2: 530 g