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    Does all Continental tires tubeless ready?

    Hello.


    I'm currently run Specialized Fast Trak tires tubeless on Industry Nine ultralight 235 29" wheels.

    I found that it is not enough traction on rooty or loose trail.


    So I want higher knob such as Specialized Ground Control which is not available in Korea now.


    And I'm lookin for Continental tires but I can't recognize which is tubeless ready.

    UST, ProTection, Performance, APEX and more Continental's 'technology' are not quite tell me which is tubeless ready.


    So, all Continental tires are tubeless ready?
    or is there specific 'technology' for tubeless ready?

    Thanks.

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    UST means tubeless


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    UST means they work with rims with the UST profile. If you have tubeless ready rims then you need to go with the Protection tires which I've heard are tubeless ready.

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    Continental you have to get the Protection tyres for their tubeless ready tyres, others you might be able to run tubeless (as in it may work or may not) and Racesport you cannot.
    All the gear and no idea.

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    I've ran multiple Race kings and X-Kings Performance (PureGrip compound) tubeless all the time on Stans Arch EX and OEM wheels no problems. The 2.4 X-King needed an air compressor to seat beads but the other 2.2 X-King and Race Kings did not on Arch EX rim.
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    Here you go, EpicEpic, the 2018 Conti Catalogue will tell you. Look at the tables for the MTB tyres and if it's got a mark in the "TR" column then Conti approve it for tubeless.

    In summary then:

    Tubeless Ready
    ProTection
    ProTection Apex
    Performance (folding bead version)

    Not Suitable for Tubeless
    Performance (wire bead version)
    RaceSport
    Sport

    It's the carcass and the bead that matters here, so a Race King ProTection is tubeless ready, but a Race King RaceSport isn't because although it has a folding bead the sidewalls are too porous (that doesn't stop some people trying though). No wire-beaded Contis are suitable for tubeless.
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    Yeah I should note all the Performance Contis I ran tubeless were all folding bead. I think i tried to seat beads of a wired one once and it didn't work.

    Also should note I just unmounted an X-King 2.4 from Arch EX and remounted to Arch MK3 and was able to seat beads with a pump. That tire wouldn't do that on the Arch EX when I first installed it.
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