Continental Mountain King 29er – your veiws please.
I’m looking for a decent all round tyre to run tubeless on my 29er. My Ikons are just a little too delicate so I’d like something similar but a little tougher. When the rear Ikon gave up the ghost, I replaced it with a Spesh Storm Control 2.0 – I like it but it’s a bit low on volume and they don’t make it any wider. Someone reccommend the Mountain King 2.25 to me. Are there any users out there with views on this tyre?Posted 4 years ago
I didn’t like them. I thought the side knobbles were too big & deflected badly when cornering on harder trails. I replaced them with some cheap WTB Prowler SL’s, which were surprisingly good, but only 2.1″ & running fully rigid, I wanted more volume. Eventually found 2.35 Racing Ralphs which roll almost like the Smallblock8’s. I happily run the Ralphs year round now. Slight trade off in ultimate grip but I’m an old dodderererer.Posted 4 years agoSpeshpaulSubscriber
I used in the winter on a buzzard, front was good, on the back it was all grip grip grip – why am i lying down. no notice that they were about to let go.Posted 4 years ago
i’ve just had NNics front and rear on a FF29, front agin good, rear good but soooo draggy. swopped the rear for a Xking. bloody ace. fast gripy and lets you know whats going on .
so may a MK2 up front and a Xking on the back.
Planet X have them for £19.99Rogan JoshMember
I got mtn king 2.2 as standard on my gyro and got 5 punctures in 6 rides, including a double coming down loughrigg! Hans Dampf on the front now and hopefully something not awful on the back when I decide! They weren’t low pressures either, and it wasn’t my riding, I think it was over a year since I punctured on my HT!Posted 4 years agollamaMember
I have some protections tubeless on flows
They are OK for general riding, not bad climbing, OK in the wet, and its not really been muddy.
Crap on fast rocky/rooty stuff and horrid on landings. They just seem to deform in the wrong way for that.
Admittedly they were probably a mistake for my kind of riding and esp the wide rimsPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
sillyoldman – Member
Black Chilli ones are amazing, but the cheap ones are absolutely awful.
+ many. Diabolical (though note quite as bad as the non-chili Rubber Queen, which is completely and totally useless for anything. Not even grippy enough for dry tarmac!)Posted 4 years ago
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