Continental have expanded their 2011 tyre range with the addition of the X-King (pronounced ‘cross king’), a tyre which sits between the Race and Mountain King and was developed with the Topeak Ergon mountain bike professional team
Despite its massive 2.4in carcass, the all-new tread pattern,Â a departure from previous Conti tyre designs, isÂ designed to be fast rolling for marathon racing or all-day epics where a low rolling resistance tyre is a priority.
Five versions of the X-King will be available, including the ProTection (630g), RaceSport (560g), UST (840g), folding (640g) or wire bead (700g.)
The Mountain King has been redesigned. Itâ€™s only available in 2.4in, with a new tread pattern that does away with the previous Endless Edge design with a new knob layout that is claimed to give better braking performanc.e Closely-packed ramped side lugs give good cornering grip while thereâ€™s plenty of mud clearing space between the central knobs.
The Mountain King is available inÂ ProTection (650g), UST (880g), folding (680g) or wired bead (740g.)