Trail King Pro-Tection APEX 27.5" Black Chili Folding Tyre
2.4 size : The combination of this tyre's tread pattern,
APEX reinforced sidewalls and the extra soft BlackChili compound make this tyre the king of the 2.4-inch market.
It takes hard landings in its stride thanks to the specially reinforced sidewalls, whilst maintaining stable cornering control.
Even with its outstanding grip, this tyre lasts, making it not only the perfect choice for freeriders, but also for Enduros.
- The Trail King's phenomenal grip on even wet rock is just captivating
- Brake, drop, push the curve - the Rubber Queen never bails out
- Protection layer to defend against rocks and snakebites
- BlackChili Compound provides phenomenal grip
- Handmade in Germany
- Folding Tyre
- Tubeless compatible
- Constructed from 4 ply, totalling 240 tpi
- Weight 990 grams
Please note: Tyre varies slightly from Picture. Graphics in Solid White.
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Had an older protection version which has a too porous side wall, although other brands were similarly just as porous; I know tubeless ready meant not full UST and thus porous, but I really hated setup with all the previous tires. Got the most recent Trail and Mountain King protection tires from Merlin. Amazingly outstanding! NO sealant leaked from bead or sidewall, bead seated fast, and tire holds air without sealant, something it was technically designed not to do. I will never use another tire brand now since no one else compares. Thanks Merlin!!!!Remember, only the protection versions are tubeless ready with a UST "style" bead.
Not as big as 2.4 size would suggest, only a little wider than my 2.25 Nobby Nic, much better grip/feel though, I'm using it on the front
Fat Man Riding
I have just fitted to front of of my Bronson, replacing a High Roller 2, first ride at Swinley this evening and the front of the bike felt more secure and less likely to washout. On downside it was more difficult to get bead seated compared to High Rollers.
Excellent grip in all conditions. Puncture protection is brilliant. They seem to loose air afer a few day stood but I think this is because sidewalls are so tough. A knife would struggle to cut those sidewalls
Amazing tyres. Fast rolling despite their 2.4" width. Tall for big volume. Can run them as low as 15psi without burping. Black chili compound is soft but very hard wearing. Love these.
The ultimate do it all tyre it grips so well and is predictable. Decided to splash out on the apex black chilli instead of the cheapy wire bead and OMG what a difference, a great tyre made even better. You won't be disappointed with this on the front of rear.
Bought this tyre to run up front. Confidence inspiring even with wet autumn leaves everywhere and what a difference - fantastic. Great grip on shale and working well in mud - brilliant. Running tubeless which was a doddle to seat. Excellent service from Merlin - delivered next day. Great buy.
I've formerly used 2.4 Ardent and 2.4 Conti MK, witch are great tyres for trail riding. But these tyres gave me a new level of confidence on techincal trails, going both uphill, downhiill, and cornering. Not that great on Wet Roots and rocks, but still more grippy then the Ardent. This of cource comes with a price, rolling resistance.