Continental Der Kaiser Tire

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Continental Der Kaiser Tire 

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 17, 2014]
Tyler Klassen
Downhiller

Strength:

Side Walls
Tread design
Compound

Weakness:

None

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.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Highroller 2.35

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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[Jul 11, 2013]
bikemuscle
Downhiller

Strength:

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

Weakness:

Price

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 26, 2012]
Justin
Downhiller

Strength:

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

Weakness:

Bad rolling, that's all

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.

Similar Products Used:

none, yet.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 30, 2010]
MartinS
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Traction, cornering, stability, stiff side walls

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Mobsters, High Rollers, Minions, Intense, WTB, etc

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 24, 2010]
Betsie
Downhiller

Strength:

Grip, cornering, confidence inspiring, predictable.

Weakness:

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

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.

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.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Apr 08, 2010]
8664
Downhiller

Strength:

fast grip corners puncture resistant

Weakness:

none today

best tire out for dry rocky and lite wet conditions
this tire tracks the earth like nothing else.
rock'n'roll

Similar Products Used:

none

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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