Continental Cross King ShieldWall Tire
The Continental Cross King ShieldWall tire is a Versatile competition and trail tire, sure-footed in turns and comfortable. The tire provides excellent traction, rolls smoothly, and adapts to any terrain with its special tread.
The advanced new compound
Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as a performance level compound, but after intensive development at Continentals Korbach Research and Development Department Facility, an advanced new compound with outstanding grip and cross-country properties was developed. This new rubber mix, given the self-explanatory name “PureGrip,” is ranked just behind Continentals BlackChili Compound and is being used in their performance products both in the road and mountain bike sectors. Whilst providing great grip, it is also long-lasting and highly durable – both characteristics of Continental tires.
The ShieldWall system combines the optimum combination of high puncture protection and low rolling resistance with low weight. This is made possible by an additional, all-around puncture protection layer, which consists of a finely woven cross fabric. This gives the tire a high resistance to punctures and damage. Despite its additional ply, the tire has an excellent damping property and a high degree of flexibility to adapt perfectly to the ground. In addition, the revolutionary tubeless-ready bead allows easy and uncomplicated mounting of the tire.
Developed especially for the mountain bike sector, this additional puncture protection layer which completely encircles both tire beads, makes the Cross Kings carcasses robust and impervious against damage and penetration from foreign objects. For maximum effect, continental combines ProTection with BlackChili Compound. The result: versatile, low weight, and an attractive design.