Those of you that are familiar with the XC course in Offenburg know why the Continental Speed King II RaceSport 26” Folding Mountain Bike Tyre was developed. Hard, dry terrain where only one thing counts, speed. The semi slick design is a stripped down tyre designed for minimum rolling resistance and minimal weight. The slightly raised outer tread gives sure grip for cornering at high speed. The central tread is a flat, wedge shaped design, keeping rolling resistance to a minimum, whilst still giving enough traction. The high volume 2.2 RaceSport casing can be ridden with low air pressures and offers reliable puncture protection for racing use. The minimal tread design of the Speed King trades reduced longevity and limited wet weather grip for pure speed. This is a thoroughbred dry weather racing tyre, that is handmade in Germany!