The Mountain King has been completely overhauled for 2011. Those who desire a bit more meat for particularly difficult sections choose the Mountain King in 2.4. Improving on what was excellent softloose grip, and now delivering much better all around performance. By beefing up the shoulder lugs, and creating more void toward the center lugs corning has become telepathic. The ProTection versions now offer significantly improved puncture protection without the unwelcome side effect of added weight.