Those who know the XC track at Offenburg know why the SpeedKing was developed. Hard, dry terrain where only one thing counts: Speed.
The semi slick profile offers minimal rolling resistance and weight. The lightly raised outer lugs provide enough grip to maintain good speeds when cornering and the centre area is made up of flat, wedge-shaped lugs which whilst keeping the rolling resistance low, still provide drive when needed.
The large 2.2 RaceSport carcass offers reliable puncture protection when racing and can be ridden with lower air pressure.
The extreme properties of this tyre have their price: Lower mileage and a limited wet grip – a pedigreed racer – Handmade in Germany!
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.