Mountain King II Tyre

  • Weighs 610g for the Racesport 2.4" version;
  • Tyre measures 60mm wide on a 21mm inner width rim;
  • Tread measures 58mm at widest point;
  • Rolling resistance higher than X-King but still feels fairly efficient ;
  • Like most Continental tyres, tread profile is nicely rounded so grip does not drastically change as tyre is leaned over into the corners.
  • Price is between $40 and $80.  For $40 they are an absolute bargain.

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