Continental Mountain King ProTection 2.3in tyre review

Continental Mountain King ProTection 2.3in tyre review

Continental has overhauled the construction of its MTB tyre range to improve ride quality and previously poor tubeless set-up and sealing. While most tread patterns stay the same, the Mountain King gets a retro-looking lug arrangement for the mixed trail usage Conti is targeting. Top-spec vs value tyre compounds: is there any difference? Buyer's guide to winter MTB tyres While it still carries the ProTection name, the new carcass is noticeably suppler. It’s a reassuringly but not restrictively tight fit on most tubeless rims and will catch and inflate without sealant just using a fat trail pump and a bit of welly. It’s a reassuringly but not restrictively tight fit on most tubeless rims Ride quality is excellent too, and the casing softens progressively as you reduce pressure with no sudden crumple point, so even when I did puncture it stayed safe and controlled until I could stop. Weight is ...

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