From steep switchbacks to slabby desert trails, the Continental Mountain King 26 inch gladly eats up miles of technical singletrack with its aggressive tread pattern, outstanding grip, and mud shedding design. Taking its name from its open spaced Mountain King tread pattern, this 26 inch tire is great at self cleaning mud and trail debris in less than ideal conditions. Additionally, you'll find stiffer side knobs for extra cornering grip over hardpack. This version of the Mountain King features Continental's ProTection casing, giving you an extra puncture resistant layer against piercing thorns, sharp rocks, and rough terrain. This additional layer protects both treads and sidewalls, providing 30% more puncture resistance within a 25% lighter design over the previous iteration. It's ready for use with both tubes and tubeless set ups, making them a breeze to set up with modern trail bikes. The tire's Black Chili compound offers higher levels of grip, thanks to its embedded nanometric carbon particles. Ultimately, this improves cornering traction and stability, preventing them from suddenly breaking loose when you're pushing the bike's limits through tight switchbacks and berms.