Top trail bikes will benefit from the Trail King treatment. Continental have tweaked the tread to provide a more rounded shape and increased comfort from a voluminous casing. The angles of the shoulder knobs have been enhanced to improve corner clinging ability, coupled with a multitude of small knobs to provide traction on dry, loose trails. The tyre sidewalls are reinforced with an Apex layer – which is a soft elastomer rubber sandwiched between the casing piles – to protect against impact damage and provide stabilization at heavy lean angles. Continentals proprietary Black Chili compound serves up the goldilocks tyre formula of excellent grip, efficient rolling and high mileage.