Continental Der Kaiser Tire

5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $53.49

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Product Description

We do not sell a bejeweled crown and fur-trimmed robe with Continental Der Kaiser tires, though you might feel like awarding yourself the royal ensemble after a single ride on these gravity-oriented tires. These are tires that ride right for the AM, DH, and FR applications.Looking at the image here, you might be saying to yourself, "that doesn't look aggressive." Looks can be deceiving. This tire has oodles of bite. The center blocks go straight down into the ground, and the spacing between the blocks, and then the blocks and shoulder lugs, give room for that dirt to move to the side. Then, turn. The spacing between the center blocks and shoulder lugs gives room for a channel of earth to remain between the lugs and blocks, staying constant while the rubber bites in on either side. It's like Velcro to the ground.Adding to the great design are a few regular Continental features. One thing is that Continental prefers a round profile to their tires. They believe that the transition from riding straight to turning is smoother and easier with a round tire. Another is the Black Chili Compound, which is great for gription. Topping it off is the wide range of conditions this tire is designed to handle -- an all-purpose, all-condition, hard-riding, long-wearing tire.The Continental Der Kaiser tire has a three-ply wrap of 60 thread per inch casing material for a 180tpi casing. The tread rubber is Black Chili Compound. The bead is foldable. The recommended tire pressure is 45psi with a max pressure of 58psi. The ETRTO size is 62-559 and the tire size is 26 x 2.5". The tread and casing is black. The weight of a single Continental Der Kaiser tire is 1000g.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler Klassen a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2014

Strengths:    Side Walls
Tread design

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
I have the "Der Kaiser Black Chili Projekts", Excellent hookup on slippery terrain, I was absolutely amazed at how these (2.4 Front/Rear) tires held up around slick corners! By far the best tire I have ever used on my Marin Quake 7.2 downhill bike! It makes you a lot more confident to charge corners harder. Also the tire setup allows it to roll relatively easy considering the size of it. Has very strong sidewalls, not worried about puncturing it.

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Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Highroller 2.35

Bike Setup:   Marin Quake 7.2
Marzocchi 66 RCV
Marzocchi Rocco Coilover
SRAM X.o Trigger Shifters
SRAM X.o Front Derailleur
SRAM X.o Medium Cage Type 2 Rear Derailleur
SRAM PG-1070 Cassette 10 Speed 11-36T
SRAM PC-1071 Hollow-Pin Chain
SRAM Slickwire Shift Cables
Shimano Zee Hydraulic Brakes
Sun Ringle A.D.D Expert Wheelset
SDG Bel-Air Saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bikemuscle a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2013

Strengths:    Everything!
-Grips really good on turns
-Fast rolling for a DH tire
-True 2.5 sizing, much larger than a 2.5 Maxxis
-Very Sturdy build, The tire held strong on fast hard pack turns
-Excellent all around tire

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
I just got back from riding Whistler for 1 week, I bought this tire for my trip and its the best DH tire that I have ever owned. I'm about 220lbs and ride a Santa Cruz V10 Carbon. My last tire was the Kenda Nevegal 2.5, my only complaint with those tires was the side knobs and the side walls, That tire always felt like it was going to fold off my rim on fast hard pack turns and some times it would just dump me fast. This tire never felt like that, these side knobs are much fatter than the Kenda, When it breaks loose on a turn its predictable and with this tire you always feel in control. I live in Southern California and a lot of guys are running these now.

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Duration Product Used:   1 week

Purchased At:   The Path Bikes

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz V10 Carbon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Justin a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2012

Strengths:    Good grip, good cornering, decent braking, lasts a long time, consistent, even when severely worn out, it will give you solid performance, and is extremely durable and will not go flat when you pump it properly

Weaknesses:    Bad rolling, that's all

Bottom Line:   
I got these tires on my bike when I bought it used and these tires were severely worn out, but still worked amazing. I haven't ridden maxxis or other tires as these are my first decent pair of tires but according to other reviews these are great compared to maxxis. The rubber is nice and soft, and will last you a long time, and buying them from a store is about the same price as buying maxxis, maybe a little cheaper, although not too many online retailers sell these, so finding better deals is hard, unlike other tires (maxxis, kenda etc..) but overall, it performed exactly the way i expected it too, even when it was already so worn out. Definitely worth the money.

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Similar Products Used:   none, yet.

Bike Setup:   2009 rocky mountain flatline park, 2009 Marzocchi 888rcv, fox dhx 3.0, formula mega front and rear, SRAM X7 drivetrain, raceface ride DH cranks, mavic 325 wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MartinS a Weekend Warrior from Fernie, BC

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2010

Strengths:    Traction, cornering, stability, stiff side walls

Weaknesses:    Price, they ride so good you are willing to pay for another set when they wear out...

Bottom Line:   
Great tires, totally reliable and trustworthy, no worries that they will get squirrely or do something unexpected, traction is awesome, wear is pretty good for a softer tire.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Mobsters, High Rollers, Minions, Intense, WTB, etc

Bike Setup:   Banshee Legend

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Betsie a Downhiller from Forres

Date Reviewed: May 24, 2010

Strengths:    Grip, cornering, confidence inspiring, predictable.

Weaknesses:    more prone to punctures than Maxxis.
Slower rolling than Maxxis - but they are a Dh tire!

Bottom Line:   
These tires are simply outstanding.
They compliment my riding style like no other.
I normally run minion 2.5ST DHF's, sometimes with a 2.5 HR ST out back, or when it is wet cut spikes.
In the dry on rocks or in the woods they are outstanding, hold a turn or rocks like no other. Feel like an advanced slow reezy compound (from when it existed). Drifts like a Minion when if does let go. Maxxis (have ridden for years) best time down a short section was 20.98s, with DerKaisers on for only 2 weeks I did 3 times 20.30, 20.17 and 20.13 (Freelap times).
They make you able to hit corners 10% faster than before. Some of my pals who are normally within 0.2s of me on 20s tracks are now 0.5s+ down.

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Favorite Trail:   Gi60 - RIP

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Descent-Gear

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis Minion: 2.5 60a, 3C, ST, SR. HR: 2.5 60a, ST. Wet Scream 2.5 ST. Michelin Comp 16. Schwalbe: Big betty, gueygloopy, DTC. WTB Prowler. IRC Kujo, Elgato. Conti rain king. To list a few.

Bike Setup:   IH Sunday, Vivid, Boxxer WC, Saint/ZTR flow, Saint ch.set, mech, shifter, Funn bars, LARGE COMPONENTS BULLMOOSE STEM

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 8664 a Downhiller from switzerland

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2010

Strengths:    fast grip corners puncture resistant

Weaknesses:    none today

Bottom Line:   
best tire out for dry rocky and lite wet conditions
this tire tracks the earth like nothing else.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   leiku

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   cove std DH version

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