Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

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Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby matt-h » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:17 pm

Hi,

wiggle have an offer on both these tyres.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-ver ... bike-tyre/
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/continental-mou ... -mtb-tyre/

I was thinking of giving them o go on my Felt Elite HT - the price is right

I mainly ride singletrack oround Winchester and also QECP.

Any thoughts?
MAtt

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby supersonic » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:18 pm

They are cheap because they are the 'basic' versions ie hard, quite slippy compound, wire bead and heavy.

What do you currently have on there?

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby matt-h » Fri Jan 11, 2013 12:43 pm

Hi Supersonic, many thanks for the quick reply.

I am using Racing Ralphs - these are quite worn though.

Matt

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby jairaj » Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:01 pm

If you are looking for a good tyre suitable for a range of conditions then I'd pick the Vertical. It has a very similar pattern to the Maxis Ignitor and is what I use. Its a good balance between grip, rolling resistance and weight. You can get more grippy tyres but they usually drag more and the same vice versa. I use most of the year only changing it briefly when the trails are baked super dry in the summer.

Although those particular versions are cheap for a reason as Supersonic said. Shop a around and you should be able to find good tyres with soft compound and afolding bead for around £20 mark.

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby matt-h » Fri Jan 11, 2013 13:31 pm

Forgot to add, they are the EVO compound

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby mrmonkfinger » Fri Jan 11, 2013 14:19 pm



They're nice in Black Chilli (shame they're not available any more, CRC had them on clearance offer until recently).

I have had similar Conti cheapies (vapors? explorers?). They've been ok. For £10 I'd say they're good value TBH.

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby Thelonegroover » Fri Jan 11, 2013 15:10 pm

absolutecycles were selling 2 tires plus inner tubes for 24.99.
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Giant Trance X2 - the teens
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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby Thelonegroover » Fri Jan 11, 2013 15:12 pm

matt-h wrote:Hi Supersonic, many thanks for the quick reply.

I am using Racing Ralphs - these are quite worn though.

Matt


I put some 2.4 conti MKs on for winter, in place of my summer RRs.
Genesis Core 30 green - the naughties
Giant Trance X2 - the teens
Genesis High Latitude 2x10 - the future (Until 650b came along!)

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby RandG » Fri Jan 11, 2013 17:41 pm

Thelonegroover wrote:absolutecycles were selling 2 tires plus inner tubes for 24.99.


yeah, but don't send you the tubes though :roll:

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby cooldad » Fri Jan 11, 2013 19:00 pm

Maybe they don't like you. I'd blame Wiggle.
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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby matt-h » Fri Jan 11, 2013 19:10 pm

Thelonegroover wrote:
matt-h wrote:Hi Supersonic, many thanks for the quick reply.

I am using Racing Ralphs - these are quite worn though.

Matt


I put some 2.4 conti MKs on for winter, in place of my summer RRs.


That was my thinking.

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby winter zombie » Fri Jan 11, 2013 19:18 pm

i use mountain kings 2.2 and they are great, i will advise you that they dont like been run on lower pressure.

i was running around 33psi and i have knacked a tyre

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby matt-h » Fri Jan 11, 2013 19:21 pm

Think I will go2.4 front and 2.2 rear

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby Hypnoticjam » Fri Jan 11, 2013 22:09 pm

Mountain Kings in my experience are not that great.

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby cooldad » Fri Jan 11, 2013 22:52 pm

Depends on the compound. Black Chili is good, the rest are pretty rubbish.
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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby zanush » Fri Jan 11, 2013 23:02 pm

I would have to say that the bog standard mountain kings that are on my fs team are pretty pants tbh, semi-reasonable for some conditions but pretty useless for riding anywhere with a hint of mud. I need to replace mine as the gloopy mud where i ride mostly makes for some pretty hazardous situations. Continental Der barons have been recommended but i cannie afford to spend 50 notes a tyre :/
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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby LJ. » Sat Jan 12, 2013 13:55 pm

Mountain King II is a different tyre to Mountain King

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby rapid_donkey » Mon Jan 14, 2013 20:17 pm

I had some Mountain King Mk.II 2.2 wire bead tyres front and rear for a while.
I thought they looked really good, and were cheap, so bought them thinking Conti tyres would be good whatever.
I replaced them within 6 weeks with Panaracer Fire XC Pro Folding.
The Conti's had no grip on wet roots/woodwork, pinged off wet rocks and didnt clear mud very well. I ran them at 35-40 psi and weight 85 kg's.
Would never use Conti tyres again, unless I was given some Black Chilli compound MK's!

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby Thelonegroover » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:52 am

RandG wrote:
Thelonegroover wrote:absolutecycles were selling 2 tires plus inner tubes for 24.99.


yeah, but don't send you the tubes though :roll:

I've had 2 X 2 of these and both times I got inner tubes.
Genesis Core 30 green - the naughties
Giant Trance X2 - the teens
Genesis High Latitude 2x10 - the future (Until 650b came along!)

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Re: Conti Mountain kings 2 or Vertis

Postby matt-h » Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:54 pm

Thanks you all for your friendly advise.

i think i will hold out a little and get a better compound - may even go tubeless

Matt


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