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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Continental Race King and Kenda 24seven

I have one of each and am currently using the Conti on the front and the Kenda on the rear for CX racing. I plan to use them for XC racing this spring. I thought since these are similar tread patterns I would share some thoughts and see if anyone else has thought about swapping out the Conti's in fa ... Read More »

Race King Height Difference

Anyone know how much taller a 27.5 2.0 race king is vs a 26 2.0 race king? Yes this is for a potential conversion of my RM vertex 70. I am reading that when it's all said and done it only amounts to a half inch larger diameter on any conversion but any experiences would be appreciated! Sent f ... Read More »

Conti Race King 29x2.0 true width

Hello, Anyone knows the true width of the Continental Race King 29x2.0 tires? Let's say, on 25mm rims or similar. Trying to figure if they fit a specific bike or not.... ThanksRead More »

Continental 29er race king protection issue

Has anybody have had any issues with these tires? Last night had a 1 inch cut on one of the walls on my rear tire, perpendicular to the diamater, stan's couldn't seal it (at least so i could get back to my jeep) had to walk 5 miles back, great times! JajaRead More »

Conti Mountain King II Race Sport discontinued?

At least that's what my LBS said when trying to order one. So I got the Protection. Also and more importantly, which should I have up front. The RaceSport (which is currently up front) w/ a 180 TPI or the Protection version w/ a TPI of 240? Both are 2.4" and I assume the treads will be the same.Read More »

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