Conti Trail Kings – OK to run tubeless?

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  • AlasdairMc

    As you might have seen from my other thread, I’ve got a new El Mariachi. The bike came with Stans Rivals (Crests with eyelets) and 2.2 Trail Kings. I’ve not checked whether they’re steel or folding beads, but the sidewalls seem relatively thin.

    Has anyone attempted to run them tubeless or are they too flimsy/cheap/rubbish for that? They’re not labelled as tubeless ready or similar, but that doesn’t seem to stop people.



    I ran Conti MK black chillis tubeless on 355’s with no probs

    Premier Icon frogstomp

    If they’re anything like the X-Kings and Mountain Kings they’ll need a fair amount of sloshing around before they seal properly (quite porous), but after that they’ll be fine.

    Premier Icon tmb467

    its a Rubber Queen in disguise

    if its not black chili (or made in India) then its the wire bead one without the sidewall protection. I’m running em now with tubes and they’re ok (for a cheap tyre)

    Cant see the lack of serious sidewall protection being an issue if you’re running tubeless and not in too rocky an area – please tell us how they run as it might save me a few quid

    Premier Icon Northwind

    My black chili ones leaked for ages, they needed reinflated mid ride for a while. Think I may have patched some holes too. But otherwise fine- tbh I didn’t think they would be, the sidewalls felt about as thick as a sausage skin but they stood up fine.

    Premier Icon johnnystorm

    My BiL has an El Mar with these. Went up ok but needed a lot of goop wnd shaking (as noted above) to retain air.

    The wire race kings on my Fargo went up and sealed straightway though….


    Thanks for the advice all. I’ve got a pint of Stans so I’ll give it a go and see how well they work.

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