The moment of truth for the Mud King 1.8 comes when the skies open and XC racers are left to make their way through the toughest conditions of all – thick, slippery-yet sticky mud.
Black Chili Compound – it’s all about how you mix it!
Mud tires must knife to the bottom finding firm ground for traction, yet be able to shed the excess with every spin of the wheel – the Mud King 1.8 profile and aggressive ‘spike’ pattern does exactly this.
ProTection – reliability in all conditions!
What lies beneath these heinous conditions is equally menacing and the new ProTection casing offers excellent puncture resistance against that which cannot be seen.
Mud King + rain = Mud mayhem!
This unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental German factory has revolutionized bicycle tyres. The resultant compound showed a new relationship between grip and rolling resistance. This “Elevated level”, as it was previously known, was given the name “BlackChili”. The latest polymers, nanoscale soot particles and optimized fillers all guarantee a unique performance, from downhill MTB tyres to the time trial tyres of the ProTour, they are second to none in their respective areas. BlackChili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26% and provides 30% more grip than activated silica compounds. Premium tyres with BlackChili Compound also impress with higher mileage and unlike many multi-compounds, provide a constant ride from the first to the last kilometer.
Better than ever before, the Continental ProTection casing. The extra all-round puncture protection layer renders the casings especially durable and intensive to damage or penetration from foreign elements. Treads and sidewalls are equally protected, and are 25% lighter and offer 30% more puncture protection than their predecessors protected by DuraSkin. Rolling resistance and absorption has also significantly improved. The Made in Germany technology allows it to withstand even the hardest trails across the world. What’s more: they’re universally usable, are inspired by BlackChili Compound and have an aesthetically pleasing sidewall design. The Revolution Tubeless Ready bead improves the application of Tubeless Ready Tires. For optimal results with sealing for tubeless use and whilst riding, we recommend the application of the Continental RevoSealant.