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    Continental tyres

    Any one run the new continental tyres in 27.5x2.6?
    what are they like in size compared to maxxis 2.4?

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    I forecast incoming continental hate about bleeding sidewalls and otherwise poor durability...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wytemike21 View Post
    I forecast incoming continental hate about bleeding sidewalls and otherwise poor durability...

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    Hi!

    Yep, everything they make sucks. I primarily hate them for their car tires but never had a good experience with their mtb bike tires either.

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    Oh well I purchased them anyway. Will report back on how easy they are to set up tubless and if the sealant stayes inside the tyre.

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    I have the updated trail king and der baron, had an old der kaiser before. Definitely easier to set up, no sealant leakage issues. Casing feels more supple so far.

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    rpearce, where were you able to get the trail king in 2.6?
    Been seeing it advertised, but havenít found one available to buy?
    Cheers!

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    An update to this. Der Baron and a mountain king mounted on a dt swiss xm481 rim.
    Size- true to size on a 30mm id rim
    Tubeless- one strip of gorilla tape and a track pump no problem. No weepage from the sidewalls using stans.
    Rubber- waaay gripier than the maxxis 3c that I normaly use. This black chilli stuff grips like shit to a blanket. Who knows about longevity, but when they grip like this I donít expect them to last all that long.
    Rolling- they donít roll as quickly as an ardent race/hr2 combo that they replace. But then the grip is in a whole different solar system. The Der Baron rumbles along on the road and you can feel the knobs through the bars. The mountain king rolls along nicely.

    Would I buy again- Yes
    Would I recommend- Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by powder yeti View Post
    rpearce, where were you able to get the trail king in 2.6?
    Been seeing it advertised, but havenít found one available to buy?
    Cheers!
    jenson has them in 27.5. German bike shops have the 29er version. I have 2.4 baron front, 2.4 TK rear

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    I don't think the 2.6 TK is available until the end of June.

    After looking at the 2.6 options, I'm going to wait for the TK.

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    German made Conti's rock!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by 01sam View Post
    An update to this. Der Baron and a mountain king mounted on a dt swiss xm481 rim.
    Size- true to size on a 30mm id rim
    Tubeless- one strip of gorilla tape and a track pump no problem. No weepage from the sidewalls using stans.
    Rubber- waaay gripier than the maxxis 3c that I normaly use. This black chilli stuff grips like shit to a blanket. Who knows about longevity, but when they grip like this I donít expect them to last all that long.
    Rolling- they donít roll as quickly as an ardent race/hr2 combo that they replace. But then the grip is in a whole different solar system. The Der Baron rumbles along on the road and you can feel the knobs through the bars. The mountain king rolls along nicely.

    Would I buy again- Yes
    Would I recommend- Yes
    Did you get them in 2.6?
    Really interested in the new 2.6 Baron.

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    IMG_20180323_162236 by joost nijland, on Flickr

    love them

    every one who is complaning about them, try the new versions.
    if you still don't succeed with getting them tubeless, get a workshop to learn it.
    mounted the Baron's and the crossking 2.6 whitout sealant and they hold up air for the last 2 weeks
    Bird zero AM with mt7 danny mcaskill, eagle nextie and some fun bits

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    Continental carcass's used to warp before they got close to wearing out, on the Mountain King/Trail Kings I had. Not sure if they still are prone to doing that as I haven't wanted to risk another set...

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    all the 2018 conti's have the new carcass, maybe it has been better since.
    i love mine way better than the dhf/dhr2 they replaced. only in muddy conditions i mount the magic mary 2.6 back, but if it is not muddy, the baron's are the way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haggis View Post
    Continental carcass's used to warp before they got close to wearing out, on the Mountain King/Trail Kings I had. Not sure if they still are prone to doing that as I haven't wanted to risk another set...
    My Continental experience.
    Warping
    Bead separation
    Knobbies pealing off

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    FYI

    2018 Conti Race King 2.2 's now measure barely 2.1

    so much for "true to size"

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    who wants to run a 2.2 anyway:-)

    which brand is true to size anyway, maxxis is way off, schwalbe isn't true either(the 2.6 magic mary is true, the nobby nic isn't)
    the 2.6 baron and crossking are true, other size i don't know
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