Tire Evaluation – Continental Race King RaceSport

As this is the quickest mountain bike tire I’ve tested yet, I have been using it since a back tire for a while, and it is actually fast in real life too. Continental claims that the Race King RaceSport 29 x 2.2 is the greatest race scooter with World Cup performance. This can be accomplished using an “ideal mixture of ultra-lightweight and race-worthy puncture resistance.” There was a SuperSonic edition of this Race King, however it’s no more offered. The RaceSport is currently the quickest Race King that you can purchase.

RaceSport means this variant includes the Continental Black Chili Compound, 3/180 TPI casing plus it is handmade in Germany. It doesn’t have a Tubeless-Ready score. If you’d like the Tubeless-Ready score, then you want the Protection series that has a shell that is reinforced.

Even though the RaceSport doesn’t have a Tubeless-Ready evaluation, my personal experience is that it works just fine using a tubeless conversion kit on conventional rims. Though getting it to seal fully might take a couple of days due to the thin sidewalls.

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The true weight of the RaceSport just 497 g while Continental asserts it to have a burden of 540 g. I am not positive whether that is normal or that I simply got lucky and obtained an incredibly light sample (I purchased it at a shop myself). I’m also uncertain how much the additional 40 g will help determine the consequences; I could try this later on.

On the most crucial dimension for off-road utilization that’s in an air pressure of 25 psi / 1.7 pub, rolling resistance is a really reduced 22.4 watts. At higher air pressures, rolling resistance is greatest in class too. It’ll Be very Difficult for other producers to get near the rolling resistance of this Race King RaceSport

* Sidewall puncture resistance is new information that’s been inserted after writing this review.

Unexpectedly, this scooter can score 7 points at the puncture resistance evaluation. 7 points is typical but exceptional for this type of speedy tire. I didn’t anticipate the RaceSport to carry out this nicely from the puncture resistance evaluation since the tire feels delicate and elastic.

The Race King RaceSport is a race bike as functionality from the rolling resistance evaluation is fantastic. Although knob elevation in the edge of the tire is reduced with a height of just 2.5 mm, then there are a great deal of knobs to compensate for it. I probably would not wish to use it as a leading tire unless you are riding a good deal on a really difficult surface. Volume is quite large too, using a casing diameter of 55 mm and height of 55 mm it is the largest 2.2 rated scooter I have seen yet.

Low rolling resistance, moderate puncture resistance, low weight, small knobs: Should you would like to go quickly and do not require a great deal of traction, purchase a Race King!