Conti 2.4 29er Trail King: made in India???
Just got a pair of them. They really look like they will be big once mounted. When flattened out they are 10mm wider than a Schwalbe Hans Dampf and 15mm wider than a Pannaracer Rampage.
Bought them from Universal Cycles and the page said that the 29er version had the APEX sidewall protection system. Looking at the tires I had my doubts, and sure enough, the Conti website does not state that they have the APEX in the 29er version. It does state the following: Rubber Queen 29inch: 3 plies / total 84 tpi.
I was really hoping that these new tires would have tough sidewalls that were as solid as the Ardent 2.4 with it's EXO sidewalls. No Black Chili or APEX sidewalls & for the final slap across the face these tires are marked made in India guess that 29er riders are still unworthy in Conti's eyes. I called Hwy2, the US distributor for Conti bike tires, and they verified that the tires were not made in Germany and did not have Black Chili or APEX.
Remember how Conti said a while back that these tires were late to come out because they were not happy with the quality of the tires being produced in Asia and were pulling the manufacturing back to Germany? I guess that the unacceptable tires are ok to sell to 29er riders.
Thanks, but no thanks Conti, these tires ore going back to Universal Cycles.