Continental Mountain King II 29er Tire

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Continental Mountain King II 29er Tire

The Mountain King has undergone a complete overhaul and now features more meat that delivers improved traction and all-around performance. And in the 29er version, that translates into rolling right over roots, rocks, and rough spots without even slowing down.

  • 180 TPI casing
  • Folding Bead
  • Pure Grip Tread Compound



29 x 2.2, 29 x 2.4

Threads Per Inch



PureGrip Compound







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Good (heavier) all condition tire. - Apr 27, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars

I would consider this a good all-condition tire and would give it 5 stars if it were a little lighter and worked better with tubeless applications. One thing a lot of people seem to forget about tires is that is no best-for-all conditions tire out there. However, this one is a great compromise in hard to loose dry conditions. I didn't find it too good in wet conditions. It really seemed to shine on some of the rocky trails we have around here in the Grand Junction, CO area. It does great on hard pack too. It doesn't do too great in the wet, but look at that tread patter, it's not meant to grip wet roots and rocks. For those that are weight conscious or thinking of going ghetto tubeless proceed with caution when buying the 2.4". I don't think they's a full 2.4 as they seemed a little on the small side but man did I notice them slowing be down on the climbs. It's a lit of tire and mass on a 29" rim. That said, it's all a trade off because they are stable when ripping it on flow section of track or going down hill. The tubeless setup for me was troublesome, the tires continued to bubble on the sidewalls. It wasn't a deal breaker but it was worse than other tire's I've used in the past (Small Block Eights, Geax, & Maxis).

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Great tire! - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars

I've been running the 2.2 version of this tire on the front of my hardtail 29er for a few months now, and so far it's very impressive! Great traction, reasonable weight, pretty durable (3 months of pretty frequent riding, minimal wear noticeable). It set up tubeless really easily on my Stan's ArchEx rim. I haven't tried it on anything remotely wet (only have dry, rocky Southwest trails around here), but by the looks of it, it could handle itself pretty well in any condition. Also, it's held up really well to punctures and tears (and there's a lot of sharp things around where I ride!), much better than the Conti Race King I previously had as a rear tire. For a front tire with the Mountain King II, you can get away with the standard version, but I'd probably get the ProTection version for a rear tire.

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Conti mountain kings - Jul 30, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
South Jordan, UT

I'm riding these in 2.4" front and rear. I'm using them on a 2011 Giant anthemX 29er and I ride on a lot of loose and hardpack mix. The lower end of my normal riding canyon is very loose sand and the upper is hardpack and an occasional gravel wash. I've been trying to find a tire that works in both conditions and I've had a very hard time. These tires are the ticket. I've used smallblock 8s, maxxis crossmarks, knobby nics, and conti race kings. The nics were my favorite before I rode these tires, I just didn't want to spend as much for the nics. I've been very happy. The only downside to these tires are that they're loud at low speed on hard, smooth surfaces. There is a resonance at low speed as well. The resonance gets quieter as the knobs round off a bit. It's barely noticeable, but completely worth it.

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tubeless setup - Jul 18, 2013

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4 out of 5 stars
Tabernash, CO

just set these tires up with Stans for running tubeless. Sealed great and was easy. Rode in very dry to wet conditions over various mtn trails including some recently logged routes with a lot of pine slash. Tires perform great and roll easy.

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Mountain King II - May 16, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars

I run this tire on my 29er 2.4 front and 2.2 rear. It rolls extremely well and has lots of grip. The 2.4 is more like the a 2.2 and the 2.2 is more like a 1.9/2.10. I ride in southern California where there is loose over hard pack, rocks and sand and have been very impressed with this tire. This tire grips like the Nevegal and rolls like the Slant six.

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