Description of Continental Race King Performance MTB Folding Tire 27.5 Inch
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. When it’s dry, the Race King is faster, cleaner and safer. Rolling resistance is almost on a par with race bike tyres.
PureGrip Compound: Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as an performance level compound, but after intensive development at Conti’s Korbach Research and Development Department Facility, an advanced new compound with outstanding grip and cross-country properties was developed.
This new rubber mix, given the self explanatory name “PureGrip”, is ranked just behind our BlackChili compound and is being used in our performance products both in the road and mountain bike sectors. Whilst providing great grip, it is also long lasting and highly durable – both characteristics of Continental tires, which are exclusively manufactured in the factory in Hefei (Asia).
Furthermore tires of the performance series are equipped with a honeycomb sidewall design. It also features a 180 tpi high density casing.