Continental Baron Tire

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MSRP : $20.99


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JCP a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: November 18, 2014

Strengths:    Death defying grip, decent rolling resistance.

Weaknesses:    Could be a little larger. Not a true 2.3. Like other continentals, difficult to mount and seal the first time.

Bottom Line:   
I have been looking for an aggressive set of tires for winter all mountain use in the PNW. This year, I have tried the Schwalbe Hans Dampfs, Maxxis DHF and DHR II, Kenda Nevalgals, and the Conti Barons. These tires just blew the others out of the water. It has the best of all the other tires. It corners like the Maxxis tires, has linear and braking control of the Dampfs and Nevegals, and rolls better than the others. I tried all the tires on the same trails which after a 15 minute climb were wet, covered with leaves, littered with slimy roots, and with banked and non-banked turns. I had the best time on the climb with the barons although this was certainly not a scientific test. It's something I just noticed on my times. Coming the opposite way, these tires inspired confidence unmatched by the others. The grip was just incredible. No other tire even came close. I was able to clear wet and muddy obstacles that were not possible with the other tires. I couldn't make the tires break on any of the turns. I also tried various pressures from 20-27 psi in the front to 25-32 psi in the rear. Absolutely no squirm noticed at any pressure. Just a phenomenal tire, period. I have stopped my search for a wet weather, winter PNW tire.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cobym2

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2014

Strengths:    Excellent grip in all sorts of conditions.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, but then these are DH/FR tires. Those looking for huge volume may be slightly disappointed.

Bottom Line:   
This is for the 2.3 Black Chili compound tires. Mounted on Crossmax SX with tubes, front and rear.
Quite possibly at par with a 2.35 nevegal stick-E for trail grip, but the Baron rolls better and is less sluggish on the ups. They also clear mud well. Those huge square knobs will not squirm. Very confidence-inspiring on the downhills.
If you were to nitpick, they are just as wide/same volume as a 2.2 TrailKing. The Nobby Nics 2.35 are definitely bigger. these are also heavier than the Nobby Nics, but much more reliable and tough.
Currently my favorite tire for Enduro and anything that requires sledgehammer type of riding reliability.
Been using them for around 2 months only so cant really speak of treadwear or long term durability yet. But it looks like they would easily overtake the Nobby Nics they replaced, which lasted less than half a year before I gave up on them ue to sidewall and flat problems.

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Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe NN, Panaracer CG AM, Kenda Nevegal, Maxxis Ardent, etc.

Bike Setup:   Knolly Endorphin, Marzocchi 55 RC3Ti, Coil springs, Crossmax SX, 1x10, Enduro set up.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by crazee horse a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2012

Strengths:    Grip, grip, did i say grip ? Clear very easily, quite fast rolling. Thick sidewalls.

Weaknesses:    Possibly weight if i was to split hairs. That said they are not a fly weight XC tire.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the harder compound. Not the black chili, and im amazed. Grips 99% of things. I slid on mossy roots but nothing would grip them. The tyre is great on corners, great on braking, and fire trails and mud they are outstanding. They roll well as well despite looking like they should drag. I weigh 15.5 stone and run 40psi up front and 45at the rear. Don't think i would buy another tire now I've had these ! The walls are thick and i cant see much going through them.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by giddyupandover a All Mountain Rider from victoria b.c. canada

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2012

Strengths:    good strong tire, does not wear qiuckly, all around excellent grip...corner, off camber, braking

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This is the "Rain King" I think. I have no complaints at all about this tire, have gotten only 2 flats with it in the past year. I ride it in the rear and it hooks up on , well pretty much everything. Braking is realy good also. If U see this tire on sale...buy it I do not think U will be dissapointed. This tire has seen probably 50+ days of rain, mud, wet roots, rocks and has handled it all really well.

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Favorite Trail:   tooooo many

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   won at a super d rac

Similar Products Used:   too many tires to list from 2.2 to 2.5

Bike Setup:   Titus El Guapo.....an AWESOME ride too

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by PedroC a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2012

Strengths:    After riding initially with this tyre on the front and then on the rear I decided to buy a second one and have it both on the front and rear. For AM/ Trail winter riding this is a great tyre. The Black Chili compound and the tread design provides grip in the wet and dry alike and it is just as good on rocky or muddy terrain. Construction feels tough and I feel confident it can take some beating.

Weaknesses:    If anything, I would like it to be just a bit lighter but to be honest the weight is not too bad.

Bottom Line:   
I am very happy with this tyre for a UK winter AM all-round. It is not the lightest nor has the best rolling resistance but if you are not in a hurry to get to the top of the hill, it will provide you with a confident ride to the bottom.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   can't remenber

Similar Products Used:   a few...

Bike Setup:   Titus El Guapo with RS Lyric 160mm fork

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