A lust for speed, the faster it goes the better it performs
The Continentel Speed King CX is a race-ready tire suited for hard, dry or frozen terrain. Its scaly center tread design offers high speed on straights. Featuring a casing width of 32 mm the Speed King CX complies with the UCI rules, so it is suitable for the heat of competition and as a touring tire.
On technical side this cyclocross tire offers an ideal ratio of grip, adaptability and low rolling resistance thanks to its supple 180 tpi casing and special BlackChili compound. The amazingly fast world cup proved RaceSport casing combines a consistent lightweight construction and noticeable superior puncture protection.
This unique tread rubber mixture which is only produced in Continental German factory has revolutionized bicycle tyres. The resultant compound showed a new relationship between grip and rolling resistance. This "Elevated level", as it was previously known, was given the name "BlackChili". Countless test wins that were shown in laboratory tests show a tangible benefit. The latest polymers, nanoscale soot particles and optimized fillers all guarantee a unique performance, from downhill MTB tyres to the time trial tyres of the ProTour, they are second to none in their respective areas. BlackChili Compound improves rolling resistance by 26% and provides 30% more grip than activated silica compounds. Premium tyres with BlackChili Compound also impress with higher mileage and unlike many multi-compounds, provide a constant ride from the first to the last kilometer.
Uncompromisingly designed for use in CX racing
The RaceSport casing combine logical light construction and noticeably better protection against flat tires at the very highest level. Together with famous professional mountain bikers, Continental has created the perfect starting basis for competition tires. Handmade in Germany, they offer a 30% better protection against flat tires than Supersonic tires. The construction makes the difference - particularly fine and high-grade nylon fabric with an expensive, protective, rubber lining and a universal foot. Together with the legendary Black Chili Compound, the ultimate combination for CX competitions.
Construction type: folding tire
Material: BlackChili compound
Weight: approx. 290 gram (manufacturer information)
Tire pressure: 3,0 - 6,0 bar
Carcass density (TPI/EPI): 3 layers à 60 TPI
Purpose: cyclocross, tarmac