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Continental Trail King Protection Apex Folding MTB Tyre - 29"
Continental Trail King ProTection is ideal for enduro and trail riders. The Continental ProTection casing gives the Trail King extra all-round puncture protection layer renders the casings especially durable and insensitive to damage or penetration from foreign elements. The Trail King folding tyre, revels in wet and rough trails and if you do too.
 
Protection Apex compound has been specially designed for Enduro riding this compound offers a puncture protecting construction and fine rolling characteristics as well as excellent grip. The proven ProTection layer protects the tyre reliably against cuts and puncturing without significantly increasing the weight
 
Features
  • Compound: ProTection Apex, Blackchilli
  • Revolution Tubeless Ready
  • Bead: Folding
  • Construction: 3 ply - 180 tpi
  • Flag Design Sidewalls
  • Weight: 870g
  • Handmade in Germany
I opted for 2.2 TK tyres to replace a set of worn Maxxis Ardents in 2.25 on a 2014 Scott Scale carbon. I was generally happy with the Ardents but found that grip was lacking in wet conditions and wanted to try another brand. First the cons: They were a nightmare to set up tubeless compared to my old Ardents - maybe because of creases in the bead. I tried inflating them with inner tubes inside and leaving overnight but even this proved ineffective when using a track pump. Finally got them to seat along the rims using several CO2 cartridges. They are not the lightest tyres and feel a little draggy on tarmac. Rear tyre clearance on my bike is not great but Scott state that up to 2.25 is OK on the Scale. Now the pros: Very confidence-inspiring tyres. They appear to grip better than the Ardents but strangely seem faster off road. Also, the ride feels more cushioned particularly over rocky and gravelly surfaces. Not sure how the casing will stand up to the flint-littered trails in the South Downs but after an initial outing they appeared to cope just fine. I used Bontrager TLR sealant and they do not appear to have lost any significant pressure after a week. All is forgiven - I'm really pleased with these tyres so far. No, they're not the fastest on tarmac but if much of your ride is not off road maybe you should consider a cross/gravel bike instead of an MTB!
Nice tires, huge grip, good price.