When its dry, the Race King 26" is faster, cleaner & safer with a rolling resistance is almost on a par with semi-slick tyres with Continentals new Pure Grip rubber compound offering great grip which is also long lasting & highly durable.
|Wheel Size:||26" (559)|
Now considered a legendary tyre, the Race King heralded the advent of the current Continental MTB tyre range. Irina Kalentieva won two World Championships on Race King tyres as well as countless other wins.
Pure Grip Compound
Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as an performance level compound, but after intensive development at their Korbach research and development department, an advanced new compound with outstanding grip and cross-country properties was developed. This new rubber mix, given the self explanatory name Pure Grip, is ranked just behind their BlackChili compound and is being used in their performance products both on the road and MTB sectors. It provides great grip, highly durable and long lasting.
These tyres are for mountain bikes and intended primarily for off road use, the knobbly patterns provide grip when steering and traction when applying power to the pedals. There is usually a tyre to suit the conditions in which you are riding in so the right choice is important. On dry days a narrow tyre with a smoother central tread can be used, but on a wet day a wider tyre with a deeper knobbly tread pattern is essential or you could be the one in contact with the mud.
More than 100 years experience in the development and production of bicycle tyres has made Continental a unique company within the industry. Continental is the only German bicycle tyre manufacturer to produce its tyres in Germany. Knowing this serves as a mighty incentive to our engineers and everyone else involved in the manufacturing process to constantly strive for further innovations. In our technology and development center in Korbach, we are constantly developing new revolutionary technologies such as the unbeatable Black Chili Compound and the ultimate Vectran™ Breaker anti-puncture technology, both used at the top end of race sport. These technologies demand sophisticated processes to ensure our legendary end-product quality, and these innovations as well as the new “ProTection” and ”RaceSport” technology for MTB tyres, can only be manufactured in our factory in Germany – “Handmade in Germany”. In order to offer the best tyre for any application, we rely equally on dialogue with our professional racers, hobby cyclists and everyday bike riders. This results not only in high-end products for top sports applications such as the new Podium TT or the revolutionary downhill tyre “Der Kaiser”, but also tyres for everyday use like the new innovative combination EcoContact/EcoContact Plus as a companion to the latest e-bike trend. As a global player, Continental also maintains high-tech production facilities outside of Germany, where Continental tyres are produced for you with an equal degree of care and dedication. One thing all Continental bicycle tyres have in common is that they are developed in the technology center in Korbach, Germany, where they also undergo strict inspection. Our heart and soul is behind the phrase “Handmade in Germany”, with all of its products and technologies.
|ETRTO Number||Dimension (26")|
|25-559||26 x 1|
|32-559||26 x 1.25|
|40-559||26 x 1.5|
|47-559||26 x 1.75|
|50-559||26 x 1.9|
|54-559||26 x 2.1|
|57-559||26 x 2.125|
|55-559||26 x 2.2|
|60-559||26 x 2.4|
|ETRTO Number||Dimension (29")|
|50-622||29 x 2.0|
|55-622||29 x 2.2|
|60-622||29 x 2.4|
|This is a generic size guide and not all tyres will come in the sizes shown.|
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