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Continental Mountain King UST Tubeless Tire - 26in

King of the mountain.

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Continental Mountain King UST Tubeless Tire - 26in:

The Mountain King UST is a fantastic all-mountain tire, especially when you run the 2.4-inch on both ends of your bike. For general purpose trail riding, pair the larger tire with the narrower 2.2-inch Mountain King UST in the rear, or for marathon racers who prefer a bit more speed, with the lower-knobbed X-King 2.2 UST as the back tire.

Continental revised the UST Tubeless Mountain King tread pattern so that it's more open, with stronger, taller side knobs for more sure-footed cornering, especially on hard pack. This allows the tire to conform to the ground more readily, aiding both wet and dry grip. And because it's a UST tire, the Mountain King can be run without a tube, with or without a sealant, and has a special bead specifically designed to be paired to UST rims for a perfect seal every time, all the time.

Important: Although you can also run a UST tire on a non-UST rim, you won't achieve the same level of sealing because the rim won't be designed to wed with the tire bead as readily; there are conversion kits that allow you to turn a non-UST rim into a tubeless-ready setup, but they do nothing to change the design of the rim edge, which is the key UST innovation.

Another point: Running the larger volume 2.4-inch tire is an ideal match for all-mountain riders who need the added protection of sealant in places with a persistent threat from thorns or baby heads (or both!), and for those who also want the extra cushion that a bigger-volume tire provides.

The Continental Mountain King UST tire comes in a 2.2- and 2.4-inch width and has a 26-inch diameter. The casing features 3 plies equaling 330 TPI under the tread and sidewalls. The UST bead is foldable and the tire is available in the color Black. Continental estimates that the 2.2-inch weighs around 820 grams, and that the 2.4-inch tips the scales around 880 grams

Features:

Type:
tubeless
Material:
[casing] 330 tpi (3-ply)
Size:
26 in x 2.2 in, 26 in x 2.4 in
Bead:
UST
Foldable:
yes
Claimed Weight:
[2.2] 850 g; [2.4] 880 g
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

Sizing Chart:

Mountain Bike Tires

 

Use this chart to estimate what size tires would work for your inner rim. **Always check with the tire and rim manufacturers to determine exact tire/rim compatibility.

 

Rim/Tire Guideline Chart
 Tire Size
Rim 15-17mm 1.8-2.2in
(4.6 - 5.6cm)
Rim 17-19mm 2.1-2.4in
(5.3 - 6.1cm)
Rim 19-25mm 2.3-2.5in
(5.8 - 6.3cm)
Rim 25-30mm 2.5-2.7in
(6.3 - 6.9cm)

More Photos:

Fold UST Tubeless BW, 26x2.4

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