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    Anyone used the Conti Rain King 2.5,

    Can't remember the german spelling of it.


    Is it a RQ2.4 mate Volume wise ??


    All round front winter tyre, opinions please!!


    Thanks.

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    I'd like to know too.
    "It looks flexy"

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    I guess no ones used it, I'll order 1 end of the month and we'll see.

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    I was using one as a front tire on my trail bike up until recently. Very good in the corners! I only swapped it out to try to loose some weight on the bike.

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    Thanks, RQ 2.4 Volume ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turveyd
    Thanks, RQ 2.4 Volume ??
    Not sure what your asking, but the 2.5 Rain King is huge!!!

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    I tried the rubber in my hand and it was really soft, quite differeant to my RQ. I would imagine it will have good traction, but roll like ****.

    They are releasing a new single ply version of the Rain King with slightly harder black chili, probably the rubber from RQ with the pattern of the Rain King. Name will be Baron or something like that, and claimed weight around 850 (so really closed to 950 I expect).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    I tried the rubber in my hand and it was really soft, quite differeant to my RQ. I would imagine it will have good traction, but roll like ****.

    They are releasing a new single ply version of the Rain King with slightly harder black chili, probably the rubber from RQ with the pattern of the Rain King. Name will be Baron or something like that, and claimed weight around 850 (so really closed to 950 I expect).
    I think what you are forgetting is that rubber compound doesn't make any difference at all for rolling resistance when it's sloppy and muddy. It DOES make a difference when you are rolling over a rock or root that's slippery
    "It looks flexy"

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    Oh yes, I'm happy to use a soft tire when the terrain calls for it. Also, the advantages of the soft compound will likewise be more apparent when rolling over the (wet) rock or root, and it's a compromise I'm (generally) happy to make.

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    HUGE is good enough for me.

    Front only so not much drag there especially if you can wheelie all the way home!!

    The RQ's showing no sign of wear after 4months of use so softer + BC might not be the issue you'd expect, I'm sure on the rear it would be bald already though.

    At 50 a go, not a tire to use and kill on roads really.

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    Awesome awesome awesome winter trail bike tire (but a bit heavy). Similar size to the RQ2.4.

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    Cool, sounds perfect then, role on pay day

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    i own a folding rain king 2.5" test version. the rubber is very soft, the tire will be a great front tire for the next months.
    conti will change the name to "the baron"

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