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Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire

USD$51.96 20% off USD$64.95 msrp
Item #: TI247A01
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Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire

The X- King is an insanely fast, grippy tire. Despite the pronounced studs, the X- King rolls smoothly and very quietly. This light tire has many applications. It can be used as either a front or rear tire in a veriety of terrains. The X-King is infused with Continental’s Black Chili Compound, which offers a solid grip and is self cleaning. The shoulder lugs provide absolute stability during high speed corners.

In 2007, Black Chili compound hit the market. It has been a hit with cyclists ever since. Black Chili improves tire performance in all areas. It lasts longer, grips better, and rolls faster. It has 26% less rolling resistance, 30% higher grip, and even 5% longer mileage. The Black Chili Compound is only made in Korbach Germany, and the recipe is not shared with any other tire manufacturer.

The Revolution Tubeless Ready system provides the perfect combination of smooth running, grip, and puncture protection. ProTection RTR features 4 ply heavy duty nylon (4 under tread, 3 in the sidewall.) The Revolution Tubeless Ready (RTR) system offers a UST style bead, and mid- weight casing for full tubeless compatibility. For optimal results, Continental recommends using the Continental RevoSealant with these tires.

Note: If Stan's was previously used, both the tire and rim must be scrubbed using Simple Green or a similar cleaner, before Continental Revo Sealant can be used.

  • Handmade in Korbach, Germany
  • BlackChili compound provides outstanding grip and low rolling resistance
  • ProTection - Revo Tubeless Ready
  • Fills the gap between the Mountain King II and Race King
  • Fast, high grip and excellent self-cleaning tread design
  • A dense central tread provides smooth rolling, whilst raised outer knobs provide sure cornering traction
  • Intended Use: Mountain/ XC
  • Folding Bead
  • 29” Wheel
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Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire
 
3.7

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (3)

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (11)
  • Racing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great dry grip

I purchased these tires as a last alternative as I had a ride scheduled and needed tires bad. This is what was in stock in the needed size and price range. I was stoked...Read complete review

I purchased these tires as a last alternative as I had a ride scheduled and needed tires bad. This is what was in stock in the needed size and price range. I was stoked at the performance they delivered compared to a set of Racing Ralph's I took off, (not that the Ralph's are a bad tire, just not good for my use). My every day ride has about 4 miles of pavement and 16 miles of CA High Desert which consists of hard pack, decomposed granite, sand and jagged rocks. The X-Kings perform great on all of these surfaces and with the protection side wall, I have yet to even see a mark from the rocks! i'm running these on a carbon hard tail 29er and have found that 28-30 psi give me good dry grip and still rolls good on the pavement. I can easily say for my are these are great tires.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not worth install effort

I have had the same issue with Mtn Kings as well- huge pain installing tubeless in the 2.4 size. The bead just will not set. I have no experience with their small tires...Read complete review

I have had the same issue with Mtn Kings as well- huge pain installing tubeless in the 2.4 size. The bead just will not set. I have no experience with their small tires so I can't comment.
Basically the only way I have been able to get them to work is to run tubes for a couple weeks then use a Stan's liner. Way too much effort for tires that performance wise are not any better then other brands.

As for the tire once I used them as I wanted they grip well in hard pack to loose over hard pack and wear well. Used as a front.

I will not buy again due to the pain of tubeless install.

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4.0

Perfect x country tire

By Mcbert

from Metuchen nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

Lightweight for x country biking

 
5.0

very fast rolling

By doc

from Monterrey, Mexico

Verified Buyer

Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

this are one of the fastest tires there are, when on the road, i´ve been able to hang out with roadies, nit bad traction on hard packs, and they have survived couple of rock gardens.

 
4.0

Great Tire!!

By SPEEDY

from Memphis, Tennessee

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Components
  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Casual Trails
    • Cross Country
    • Single Track

    Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

    Fast rolling tire with great traction. I recommend the 2.4 vs the 2.2in

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Low quality

    By Joe

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

      Cons

      • Durability

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

      This tire has not held up well. I have put about 30 miles on it. One tread block completely came off on the side wall. I have 3 more that have started to rip off. This is not a cheap tire but it has performed like one.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Really like these tires

      By tyonkers

      from Jacksonville, FL

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

        Have used the X kings for several years now mostly on my rear tires on both my 29er and my 650b. I have used them here in FL, the mountains of NC, and in CA. I find them to have excellent grip and are very durable. The only con is that they are a little narrow for their size.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        quick, fast wearing, forget tubeless

        By Sned

        from AVL, NC

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

          Cons

          • "protection" Is A Gimmick
          • Forget Going Tubeless
          • Limited Compatibility
          • Sidewall Wears Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Casual Riding
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

          Casing is too porous for tubeless, just won't hold air. Tread is fast and great for all conditions (around here). I've raced these hard with predictable handling and good speed. They need to design a 120 tpi version, the casing is a bit stiff. Sidewalls show threads very quickly and the "protection" appears cosmetic to me. Decent tire, but better alternatives exist.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best all around tire

          By Chapo

          from San Leandro

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

            Jensons is the best

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good combo of performance & value

            By XC guy

            from Utah

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Cut Resitance
            • Fit On Tlr Rims
            • Rolling Resistance

            Cons

            • Looses Some Knobs

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

            It's not perfect, but compared to other tires (Maxxis, Schwalbe), it's less costly for the protection version, lasts longer, rolls as good or better, and is more cut resistant. I've had 6-8 of these tires, and keep coming back. I did have one warranted for an out-of-round carcass. The 2.2 looses knobs easier than the 2.4 because the 2.2 has a smaller radius where the knob attaches to the tire. One 2.4 I've had never did seal up real great, but overall they've been better than the competition. The tread hasn't lasted as long as the Mountain King though. Mostly use the X-kings as a back tire now. Not a good mud tire at all.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great front tread

            By Zappastectomy

            from Richmond, Va

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing

            Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

            I used the tire on the front for a full season on various terrain. It corners really well, has great rolling resistance, sheds mud well and seems to like high PSI. It's not great in rock gardens due to its narrow profile but it has been very durable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Good Tire - Lacks Durability

            By Bense

            from Murrieta, CA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Sidewall Puncture
            • Tread Wears Fast

            Best Uses

            • Xc Mtb Race

            Comments about Continental X-King Protection 29" Tire:

            I really like the design of the overall tire - lightweight, good traction, corners well, climbs very well and looks good. I purchased this tire to be used as a rear on my trail bike and within 200 miles the tread was very worn and I punctured the sidewall. Purchased another thinking maybe badluck but again within 200 miles tread was wearing fast and I again punctured a sidewall. Decided to run a tube to get some more life out of the tire and managed to get about 100 miles more before I moved on to another brand...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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