At home in the mud.
A deep and muddy ground is best for the Mud King. Even under the most difficult conditions, the tyre convinces with the best brake and steering power transmission. The narrower carcass ensures sufficient frame clearance, so that the collected sludge does not become a problem. The mud specialist is the first choice for fast race hardtails or downhill bikes in wet conditions.
Tyres with BlackChili Compound achieve an unprecedented level of performance. Compared to activated silica tyres, BlackChili tyres have 26% lower rolling resistance, 30% higher grip and 5% higher mileage.
Used successfully for years in car tires, the Apex stabilizes the tire in curves. A technology that also makes sense for large-volume bicycle tires. The apex is a rubber profile which is placed between the carcass layers on the foot of the tyre. It stiffens the sidewalls of the tyre and thus minimises the twisting of the tyre under high lateral loads. In addition, the stiffened sidewalls reduce the risk of puncture damage and prevent the tyre from slipping off the rim. These characteristics predestine the APEX for Continental'S downhill and freeride tires. The operating pressure can be further reduced in favour of the grip without having to accept a spongy cornering behaviour or an increased risk of penetration.