New tires from continental: mountain king II (2.4") and X-king (2.2" and 2.4")- Mtbr.com
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    New tires from continental: mountain king II (2.4") and X-king (2.2" and 2.4")

    http://www.radpoint.com/images/stori...-%20X-King.pdf

    700g for the 2.2" and 760g for the 2.4" X-king

    http://www.radpoint.com/images/stori...tainKingII.pdf

    800g for the MK II 2.4"

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    hmmmm, kind of interesting
    disclaimer: I sell and repair bicycles

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    horrible weights for the 29ers

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    horrible weights for the 29ers
    Open the pdf, there are some lighter versions.

    I cant wait to try this tire out, should be a *great* front tire to pair up with a Race King in the back.

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    Those weights are good if the tires are durable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .RJ
    Open the pdf, there are some lighter versions.
    No there are not.

    Again, no Supersonic casing for Conti 29er tires, just 1 heavy version. If you look at the product announcements, German manufacturers take steps into the 29er market, but it is mostly mid-segment oriented. No risk whatsoever. Continental fits in the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermont29er
    Those weights are good if the tires are durable.
    I agree if the tires are also true to size. For example, Maxxis Ardent 2,4's and Specialized Purgatory 2,4's are right at the 800gm mark as well. So, these new continental Mountain King II's are right in the ball park in 2.4" size, (if they measure up)

    The X-King is also very competitive at the listed weight, again- if it measures true to 2.2". And Continentals work great tubeless too, which I would suspect that these new tires also will.
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    That X King (2.4) looks like it may replace the Mountain King as my front tire choice...
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    Sorry if I missed it, but when are they going to be available?

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    They need to get the black chilli on the MK II already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfs69
    Sorry if I missed it, but when are they going to be available?
    Probably soon. These have been rumored and promised for months, so I would look for delivery yet this year. We'll know more after Eurobike, or if not by then, by Interbike.
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    Black Chili

    Quote Originally Posted by thefriar
    They need to get the black chilli on the MK II already.
    +1 Black Chili
    Hopefully, the weights published are high, like the Panaracer Rampage 29er (800g)...717g & 737g...

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    Holy different tread, Batman! The new "MK" looks nothing like the old one. The Trail King could be a good tire if they make it in 2.4.

    Also, I see no stats for 622 versions of either tire in the PDF.

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    If the compound works on slick root and rock, that X King 2.4 could be a great front tire. Fast rolling center tread with generous intermediate and edging knobs.

    Provided it's 2.4 INCHES, and not 2.4 Contis or whatever magical units they've used for the last decade and a half.

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    hopefully the X-King 2.2 will match up volume wise with the Race King 2.2. If it's close I'd run one of them in the front w/ a Race King in the back...

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