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The king of the World Cup: the Speed King Folding Tyre by Continental
Who knows the XC course of Offenburg, knows what the Speed King was developed for. Hard, dry surfaces where only one thing counts: speed. The Semi Slick is reduced to minimum rolling resistance and weight. The slightly raised outer lug gives grip during cornering to maintain high speed. The centre section consists of flat, wedge-shaped lugs that keep rolling resistance low and provide sufficient traction at the rear wheel. The voluminous 2.2 RaceSport carcass offers reliable puncture protection in racing and can be ridden with low air pressures. The extreme characteristics of the tyre also come at a price: reduced mileage and wet grip. A thoroughbred racer - Handmade in Germany!
Application: Cross Country
Product Line: Premium
Ground Conditions: hard, dry
Type: folding tyre
Tubeless System: none
Rubber Compound: BlackChili
Carcass: 180 tpi, 3 layers
Puncture Protection: RaceSport
Dimensions: 26 x 2.2"
Air Pressure: 3.5-4.5 bar
Tube Recommendation: MTB 26 Light
Manufacturer Part Number: 0100728
- developed for dry, hard substrates
- thoroughbred race tyre, designed for speed
- minimal rolling resistance and extremely low weight
- slightly raised outer lugs for more grip in curves
- flat, wedge-shaped lugs in the middle area for low rolling resistance and sufficient traction at the rear wheel
- RaceSport casing for additional puncture protection
- low air pressures possible
- reduced mileage
- limited wet grip
- Handmade in Germany
Premium tyres, manufactured to achieve peak performances. Latest technologies, developed with the most successful athletes in the world and handmade by experienced specialists in Korbach (Handmade in Germany). Selected materials for highest quality are used here.
Black Chili Compound
The rolling characteristics of the rubber compound of a tyre are determined by three interacting factors: Static friction (grip), rolling resistance and mileage. The dilemma: If one of these factors is improved, at least one other factor deteriorates in return. Black Chili Compound is the name of Continental's revolutionary tread compound based on the latest findings in polymer and raw material research. For Black Chili, Continental refines newly developed synthetic rubbers with proven natural rubber to produce particularly high-performance tread compounds. Conti adds nanoscale carbon black particles to these rubbers, which are optimised in shape and surface properties in order to match the compound to the respective application of the tyre. Tyres with Black Chili Compound achieve an unprecedented level of performance. Compared to activated silica tyres Black Chili tyres have 26 % lower rolling resistance, 30 % higher static friction value (grip) and 5 % higher mileage. Whether on a Road bike or MTB - the speed and grip advantage is clearly noticeable! The complex compound technology is so sensitive that tyres with Black Chili are produced exclusively at Continental in Korbach.
Uncompromisingly designed for use in Mountain bike racing: The RaceSport carcasses combine consistent lightweight construction and noticeably better puncture protection at the very highest level. Together with renowned professional Mountain bikers, Conti has created the perfect starting point for competition tyres. Handmade in Germany, they offer 30% better puncture protection than Supersonic tyres. The construction makes the difference - particularly fine and high-quality nylon fabric with an elaborate, protective rubber coating and universal base. Together with the legendary Black Chili Compound the ultimate combination for XC-Race and Marathon.
- 1 x Continental Speed King Premium BlackChili RaceSport 26" folding tyre
- black/26x2.2: 430 g