Continental Rain King Tire

5/5 (3 Reviews)

Product Description

Continental Rain King DH 26x2.5 Tire: When the roots are slick, and the muds deep, roll on the wet-weather-friendly Continental Rain King DH Mountain Bike Tire. The rain-specific Black Chili rubber compound hooks up when other tires cause...

Continental Rain King Tire Pro Review

We spent a week with this tire on our Jamis XTC 3 test bike and just so happened to time it when the New York trails are at their absolute soupiest (after a snowmelt). Here’s what we discovered. At $75 a pop (no pun intended), the Continental Rain King is one of the most expensive mountain bike tires we’ve ever tested (actually surpassing the cost of the rubber our associate editor just had mounted on his Ford Escort)! Continue reading →

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BLT a Downhiller from the 209, USA

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2010

Strengths:    Easy to mount, corners awesome, grips well in ALL conditions, durable yet wears long, looks good, improves your riding skills because your confidence goes waaay up

Weaknesses:    expensive (initially but don't need as much replacing), heavy, and the name sounds tacky (like a counting crows song)

Bottom Line:   
I rode thess for 3 weeks in Whistler expecting wet and nasty conditions, but ended up riding mostly dry and dusty tracks. However, the tires still hooked up great and improved my skills. Also, the lived up to their name when the trails got nasty aftet a light rain turned the dust-covered rocks and roots into greasy slime...I stayed on the bike on Canadian Open track and lower joyride while wet...obviously had to adjust my lines. a bonus is that there's obviously wear, but putting my rear tire on the front, and vice versa, the tires should hold up for the rest of the season!

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler's A-line to Nija Cougar to Karate Monkey to Samurai PizzaCat to Heart of Darkness

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Maxxis High roller, Minion DHF/DHR, Kenda Nevegal and Blue groove

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Driver 8 with I9 wheels and full Saint

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

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2010

Strengths:    total grip pinch protekt rolls good

Weaknesses:    not the lightest tire

Bottom Line:   
this tire holds the line in most dirty connditions when my buddys go down like fly's

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   leiku

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   cove std DH version

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brandon a Downhiller from tring

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2009

Strengths:    grip, strength, puncture proof

Weaknesses:    none, only washed out once in torential rain on an of camber rooty corner, and i was going waaaaaaaay to fast

Bottom Line:   
this tyre is honestly insane, somehow i manged to win it which is even better but they are very expensive. i can only use the front because my frame does not have enogh clearence. but it is soooo grippy. its so tacky, like blue tack, but it never breaks any knobs, they just hold to evrything and gove me so much confidence. even in the dry they are better than all tyres i have used before, and they even roll quite well. buy them if you have enough money, if not... SAVE UP!

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Favorite Trail:   aston hill

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   won them

Similar Products Used:   maxxis lopes bling bling, high roller, nokian gazza, schwalbe tabletop etc

Bike Setup:   diamondback asault, minted up ;)

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