Continental Race King Tire

2.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $59.95

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Product Description

The Continental Race King 26-inch Tire just may be the most-perfectly speed-optimized tire in Continental's lineup. Perhaps that's why its captivated the hearts and minds of everyone from cross country racers to endurance specialists. Part of the secret of the Race King's success lies in its...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by steg211

Date Reviewed: December 17, 2013

Strengths:    Fast rolling. Good traction for such small lugs.

Weaknesses:    Not durable when ran tubeless.

Bottom Line:   
I really like this tire for the rear. It is not a good choice for tubeless setups. I cut a hole in the tread that wouldn't seal so I had to put a tube back in.
The knobbies are small and offer no corner lugs for steering while leaned over.
Straight line traction and braking was better than expected.
It was predictable while sliding my rear around turns using the rear brake.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by morpheus1029 a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2012

Strengths:    Rolls fast, lightweight

Weaknesses:    Not durable at all, and their customer service is horrible. Can't get a warranty claim worth a dam$..

Bottom Line:   
I had about 5 rides on this, the knobs started falling off. Contacted Conti multiple times, and not a single response. Will not be buying conti again.
Racekings aren't the only contis I've had problems with...maybe it's their new protection's just aweful.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Spokes574 a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2012

Strengths:    Rolls fast. Grips if run low air pressure in back rim 27psi. Wears good. Grips over rocks, roots and dry dusty trails as long as you use low air pressure.

Weaknesses:    Tire will step out in turns at speeds 22mph or faster.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased this tire as a rear tire for my Pivot 5.7 Carbon 2012 bike due to being light. But this bike begs and allows you to rid very aggressively. So climbing and doing trails at 22mph in turns, the tire steps/slides out. I ended up purchasing a Kendra Navegal 2.3 tubeless for the rear. I already have that tire as a front tire and it rides and grips great. So I took the slightly worn front tire Navegal and put on the rear and put the new Navegal on the front. I can now ride aggressively without fear of back end stepping out in lean turns. I put the Continental Race King 2.2 tubeless on the rear of my wifes bike. She is not riding faster than 22mph in turns so its a great tire for her.

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Favorite Trail:   Skaggs in Half Moon Bay in SF CA

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Cyclist

Bike Setup:   Pivot 5.7 - all XTR, SLR rims, all carbon parts.

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