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  • roughneck
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    Thinking of some new tyres for spring, Not to wide, 2.2 ish, fast rolling. had MK’s but the side walls were sh@t.

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    I’ve just fitted the 2.2 UST version but have only been out once. Being UST, the sidewalls should (I hope!) be fairly robust. Shame that the UST version doesn’t have the ‘Black Chilli’ compound that MK users rave about. They are reasonably narrower than the 2.25″ Schwalbe Alberts before them – way narrower than the 0.05″ numeric difference would suggest! They are, I think, quite a tall tyre and I had problems with the back of my Motolite getting clogged with leaves and twigs. Initial impression is that they do roll faster than the Alberts.

    enfht
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    Isn’t this post meant for a Gaydar forum?

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    Isn’t this post meant for a Gaydar forum?

    I know… the name is rather unfortunate!

    knott4me
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    they are very fast !

    roughneck
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    Where is the cheapest place to get them

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    Got mine from Wiggle through judicious use of vouchers that I’d ‘acquired’.

    enfht
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    I heard they’re cheap after 10pm around Seven Sisters tube station

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    You seem to know an awful lot about non-tyre ‘Rubber Queens’, enfht… something you’d care to tell us? ❗

    enfht
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    aw shucks I’ve been caught out AGAIN !!! 😳

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    LOL!

    Not so much getting caught out – more throwing yourself out of the closet!

    enfht
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    selling your bum for bike bits, it’s a sad consequence of the credit crunch

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    Just for you, enfht!

    (You may be too young to remember this…)

    My UST 2.2s are Black Chilli…

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    My UST 2.2s are Black Chilli…

    I’d like to see photographic evidence of that! I asked Conti UK if the UST versions of the MK and RQ had the Black Chilli compound, and the answer was a definate ‘no’. The Black Chilli tyres are made in Germany, the UST tyres are made in Taiwan.

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    I have the 2.4 UST’s and they are huge compared to the 2.4 Mountain Kings they replaced. I could see there being clearance problems on many bikes but ok on my Spicy.

    Rode through some deep clay mud last weekend and ended up feeling like I was riding a tractor.

    Just ordered a set of 2.2’s as I feel the 2.4’s are too big for trail use.

    enfht
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    Why’s my Dad on YouTube?

    From the Conti website:

    Rubber Queen 2.2/UST

    Rubber Queen 2.2 is more petite. But don’t be deceived, the little sister is just as cunning as it’s big sister. Wild Trails and Killer loops, Alp-crossing, as long as the partying continues! Touring suitability is ensured by a voluminous and light structured carcase. “Well-made in Germany” the Rubber Queen 2.2 shines with the allround Black Chili compound. Grips superbly with an unexpectedly low-rolling resistance. With the tyre available in basic wire and folding formats with no extras like apex, black chilli or german manufacture, it is a tyre for all price ranges!

    Rubber Queen: 3 plies / total 180

    It’s not obvious from the website, I agree. The UST is a Taiwan tyre which goes against what you (and I)O thought too. I thought the logo on my tyre below, was the Black Chilli logo – what do you reckon?

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    *heads out to garage to check*

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    Wish I hadn’t binned the packaging for mine now!!

    Nowt on the packaging mate – I’m looking at a box now off one I had delivered yesterday…

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    Hmmm… interesting! I asked Conti UK (Cambrian Tyres) last year about whether or not the UST MK’s had the Black Chilli and the reply was “They don’t have black chilli rubber on them, they do however have another very good softer rubber compound on them which grips very well in the wet!”

    Also, I note that the Conti website also says Black Chili is only made at our factory in Korbach, Germany. No other tyre facility in the world has access to its secrets.

    Well spotted, IATR; and I’m glad you realised I wasn’t being argumentative – just curious!

    Argumentative? On STW? Is anybody ever argumentative on here? 😉

    I have to say I’m still not 100%, but that is the BC logo, isn’t it? Or is it just for decoration, in the same way Vert Pro’s aren’t made from spider’s webs?

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    I’ve just downloaded the Conti 2009 Catalog from the website and p33 would appear to state that the 2.4 UST is ‘Handmade in Germany’ and has the BC; whereas the 2.2 UST isn’t – and hasn’t.

    Maybe the BC logo is something more along the lines of this?

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    I’m sure the packing for my 2.4 UST’s did have the BC logo on it.

    I_Ache
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    The pic that iatr posted looks like a crown.

    AARRGGHH!

    I just don’t know – to my eyes it looks like a chilli in the tread! I’m emailing Conti now, see what they say.

    I do suspect it isn’t BC though, after reading the same catalogue you’ve just downloaded. Like you, I was always lead to believe the only tires with it came from Germany, but that little logo…

    I_Ache
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    Seriously rotate the pic 90 deg anti-clockwise and post it again. Its a crown.

    Or a tea cosy.

    I_Ache
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    Yep its the new Conti tea cosy.

    knott4me
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    i can get some 2.2 & 2.4 rubber queens in wire bead non chilli compound £15.00 posted each pm simon@nmauk.com

    B.A.Nana
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    I think it looks like an ape with long arms, short legs and a big willy.

    Definitely a crown.

    roughneck
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    Are they as fast as MK’s

    Hello all.

    Reply today from Cambrian, spelling errors not mine! 😉

    Hi Craig,
    Thanks for the email! Only tyres made in Germany have black Chilli, your don’t, but still have a sorter than standard compound!

    Regards

    So, no Black Chili outside of Germany confirmed. Regardless, I still like the tires, just think the 2.4 may now a better tire from a longevity perspective…

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