Written by Mirko the Mayor


I tried the Continental Trail King Protection Apex, a top-of-the-range tire produced in Germany with the Black Chili compound. Already during assembly, you understand the quality of the tire and the robust carcass thanks to the Apex reinforcement on the sides which prevents punctures by keeping the lower pressures and greater stability.
I had fun with the Trail King in different situations: it has given the best on very sandy soils mixed with rocks, giving confidence and an almost unparalleled grip and it has turned out to be a very smooth tire both in up and down the hill.
On damp soils and has behaved well but you do not have to have an excessively aggressive driving. The small carvings on the blocks provide greater grip by adapting to the ground and help keep the rubber clean from mud even in extreme situations.


On the rear during the pedaling the internal bolts do not make it very smooth, but the Continental Trail King braking is the top, where the wheel is stable especially with an aggressive driving.
I tried the Continental Trail King also on the E-Bike and they gave me the same confidence and stability of the Enduro.
In conclusion: I recommend the Continental Trail King on all types of terrain, is the right compromise between smoothness and grip on all types of terrain.
After months of use I have not had any punctures and are not consumed, considering that I have fun on the asphalt…

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This tire shines on enduro bikes and "all mountain" bikes with a suspension travel of greater than 140mm, thanks to its comfortable and voluminous casing.
Multitude of small knobs guarantee best traction on any difficult trail.
Excellent puncture resistance and maximum stability thanks to ProTection TubelessReady insert and Apex stiffening
excellent grip, high mileage and efficient rolling thanks to BlackChili Compound.
It’s all about how you mix it
With our unique tread compound, which is produced only in Germany, we have revolutionised the sport of cycling. With the legendary BlackChili Compound we have answered the eternal question of the best balance of grip and rolling resistance for cycling.
Regular test wins confirm the measureable and noticeable advantages for the cyclist, established in the laboratory and on the road. The latest polymers as well as specially developed carbon black particles and filler materials guarantee unique performance.

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