Continental Race King PureGrip Shield Wall Black Folding Tyre

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Please note: View 'Tyres Guide' below for ETRTO Sizing

Product Description

Key Features:

  • Now considered a legendary tyre, the Race King heralded the advent of the current Continental MTB range
  • Irina Kalentieva won two World Championships on Race King tyres as well as countless other wins
  • Featuring Pure Grip, a new compound developed for Continental performance products
  • Pure Grip sits just behind BlackChili, providing great grip, high durability, and mileage
  • When it's dry, the Race King is faster, cleaner and safer
  • Rolling resistance is almost on par with a race bike tyre
  • Tubeless Ready
  • Folding tyre
  • Weight: 520 grams

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Continental MTB Tyre Chooser

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Mountain Bike Tyres

Use the tyre chooser below to help find the perfect Continental tyre for your riding style and budget. These mountain bike tyres are designed for different MTB disciplines, with lightweight rubber for XC and highly durably tyres for enduro and downhill. Tyre profiles are made for different trail surfaces from dry and hardpacked to soft and muddy.

To find the right size tyre for your bike checkout our size guide below the tyre chooser.


Downhill         Der Kaiser Projekt 2.4 Apex                          
    Der Kaiser 2.5 Apex                              
                  Der Baron 2.5 Apex              
                                    Mud King 2.3 Apex
Enduro         Der Kaiser Projekt 2.4 PT Apex                          
              Der Baron Projekt 2.4 PT Apex                
          Trail King 2.4                            
All Mtn         Trail King 2.2                        
                  Mountain King II 2.4              
Trail/XC                   Mountain King 2.2          
                                      Mud King 1.8
      X-King 2.4                        
      X-King 2.2                                
    X-King 2.0                                  
    Race King 2.2                              
XC Race Race King 2.0                                
Speed King 2.2                                        

How to check your current tyre size?

Take a look at the sidewall of your current tyres and you’ll see one or two sets of figures;

One is the traditional size like 700x28c or 27.5x2.2. The first figure is the tyre diameter(size). The second is tyre width. Note: road bike sizes are in mm, MTB sizes are in inches.

The other set of figures you may see is ETRTO sizing like this 28-622. The first number here is tyre width while the second number relates to wheel diameter.

Here is a comparrison chart for traditional and ETRTO sizing to help you choose the correct tyre size.

ETRTO Number Dimension
700c road bike wheels
18-622 700 x 18C
23-622 700 x 23C
25-622 700 x 25C
28-622 700 x 28C
32-622 700 x 32C
37-622 700 x 35C
47-622 700 x 47C
26" mountain bike wheels
50-559 26 x 1.9
54-559 26 x 2.1
55-559 26 x 2.2
58-559 26 x 2.35
27.5" (650b) mountain bike wheels
50-584 27.5 x 1.95
54-584 27.5 x 2.1
57-584 27.5 x 2.25
29" mountain bike wheels
50-622 29 x 2.0
54-622 29 x 2.1
55-622 29 x 2.2

Will this tyre fit my wheel?

Your new tyre must be the same diameter as your current one (to fit your wheel rim).

Then, you need a choose a tyre which will fit your frame.

Road bike tyres are generally 21 – 28mm wide

MTB tyres can range from 1.5”-5”

To make things complicated road tyres are measured in mm, while MTB tyres are in inches.

How wide is too wide

You want to leave at least 4mm clearance between your frame and tyres to prevent rub and allow for mud clearance.

Measure the following areas on your frame:

Fork crown (top)

Brake calipers (make sure you squeeze them)



Subtract 4mm and you’ll have the maximum width your frame can handle.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Continental Tyre Guide


Continental Mountain Bike Tyre Guide

Tried and tested at the very highest level, Continental tyres are ideal for all types of mountain biking, from cross-country to downhill and everything in between. See the range of technologies that give their mountain bike tyres a performance edge.


Black Chili Compound

Black Chili is Continental’s premium rubber compound for both road and mountain bike tyres. It offers more grip with less rolling resistance and even lasts longer than other rubber compounds.

Black Chili Compound

Pure Grip Compound

Pure Grip is a performance rubber compound that sits just below Black Chili. An Activated Silica rubber compound, Pure grip offers excellent traction, is also long lasting and highly durable. Used on both road and mountain bike tyres, Pure Grip is produced in Continental’s Chinese factory.

Pure Grip Compound

Tyre Types & Protection


ProTection is a ‘floating’ belt that sits inside the casing of MTB tyres. Tread and sidewalls are equally protected. These tyres are 25% lighter and offer 30% more puncture protection than their predecessors protected by DuraSkin. Rolling resistance and absorption have also significantly improved. Made in Germany, ProTection tyres are UST tubeless ready and feature Black Chili Rubber compound.

ProTection compound

ProTection Apex

Designed to withstand the rigors of enduro mountain bike racing. In addition to the ProTection layer, these Apex tyres have a side wall layer that offers extra support. This gives you additional puncture protection even when the tyre pressure is low. ProTection Apex tyres get Continental’s Back Chili rubber compound and are made in Germany.

Protection Apex


Offering extra protection and support for downhill MTB tyres, Apex sits on the tyre bead, between the 2ply casing and reinforces the side walls. This protects the tyre and rim from impacts when riding over rough terrain. Apex does not bend over the sides of the rim when subjected to transverse loads, and always stays true to the course.

Apex compound

Revolution Tubeless Ready

RTR or Revolution Tubeless Ready technology is Continental’s label for their tubeless tyres. Designed to be used with tubeless sealant, RTR is found in all ProTection and Performance mountain bike tyres.

RTR compound


Designed for cross-country mountain bike racing, RaceSport tyres feature a lightweight carcass made with resilient fabric casing that offers improved protection against flat tyres. RaceSport tyres are hand made in Germany with a particularly fine and high-grade nylon fabric with an expensive, protective rubber lining and a universal bead. With 30% better puncture protection than Supersonic tyres and Black Chili rubber these are the tyres you need for XC and Marathon MTB racing.

Race Sport tyres

Delivery & Guarantee

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

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If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.