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Continental Race King Tyre - 27.5 Inch

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Key Features

Fast Rolling XC Dry Conditions Tyre
World Champions Winning Tyre
Wide Variety Of Sizes And Options
Perfect For XC And 4X Racing


Available in an uber fast 2.0" format or a wider 2.2" option for more cushioning and grip, the Race King appeals to both dirt jumpers like Martin Soderstrom & Andre Lacondeguy, as well as top cross country riders like Topeak-Ergon's Sally Bigham with countless UCI victories to her name.

The ProTection version works best for tubeless conversion with its UST compatible bead. whilst the superfast RS 'RaceSport' version is a genuine race tyre with greater puncture protection than the previous Supersonic model yet without any significant weight penalty - a serious option for XC racers.

The Black Chili compound works its wonders on fast paced technical world cup tracks and marathon trails whilst the ProTection option adds extra meat to the carcass for trail riders.

Puer Grip compound offers soft compound performance that Continental are renowned for, at an attractive price.

Wire bead variants are also available (non Black Chili) as well as a UST tubeless version.

Options available in all three rim dimensions of 26, 27.5 & 29".

Black Chili

This revolutionary compound is based on the latest findings on polymer and other raw material research. For BlackChili Continental refine newly developed synthetic rubbers with natural rubber with the proven high-performance tread compound. They then use these rubbers 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 of performance.

Pure Grip

Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as a performance level compound, but after intensive development at Continentals German R&D facility, an advanced new compound with outstanding grip, elasticity and rolling properties was developed. This new mix was given the self-explanatory name "Pure Grip", ranked just behind the BlackChili compound and will be used in Continentals new performance products both in road and MTB sectors.


Uncompromisingly designed for use in mountain bike racing: the RaceSport carcass combines logical light construction and noticeably better protection against flat tyres at the very highest level. Together with professional mountain bikers, Continental have created the perfect platform for competition tyres.

Hand produced in Germany, they offer a 30% better protection against flat tyres than Supersonic tyres. The construction makes the difference particularly fine and high-grade nylon fabric with an expensive, protective rubber lining and a universal bead. Together with the legendary BlackChili Compound, this is the ultimate combination for XC racing and marathon/endurance events.

UST Tubeless

Tubeless tires by Continental work with both UST and Rigida / Nagesti rims and wheels. Tire and rim form an airtight chamber meaning a tube is not necessary and pinchflats are a thing of the past. In comparison to the system with tube the tire pressure can be chosen lower increasing grip and the comfort of the ride increases.
At a lower tire pressure the tire deflects more and the contact patch of the tire increases and the tread adapts to the ground better. The airtight layer on the inside of the casing can be repaired with ordinary patches just like a tube.


Better than ever before, the new Continental ProTection casing is stronger in every department. The extra all-round puncture protection layer renders the casing especially durable and insensitive to damage or penetration from foreign elements. Tread and sidewalls are equally protected, and are 25% lighter and offer 30% more puncture protection than their predecessors protected by DuraSkin. Rolling resistance and absorption have also significantly improved.

About Continental

Over 100 years of experience in the manufacturing of bicycle tyres has made Continental into a unique, outstanding company. This uniqueness shows in the range of Continental products for cyclists. Continental tyres are not only designed in the technological and development centre in Korbach, Germany, but are also mostly produced in Germany. As a global company, Continental also have hi-tech branches outside of Germany but the focus is naturally "Handmade in Germany".

New ideas such as the Top Contact and GP4000s with its puncture protection technology and the Black Chili compound are innovations that underline the handmade technological competence of the Continental Brand. Continental Produce a comprehensive range of tyres and tubes for all types of cycling.

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