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The Continentel Speed King CX is a cyclocross tire suited for hard, dry or frozen terrain. Its scaly center tread design offers high speed on straights and the NyTech breaker beneath a high level of puncture protection.
On technical side this cyclocross tire offers an ideal ratio of grip, adaptability and durability thanks to its supple 180 tpi casing and PureGrip compound.
Based on activated silica compounds, this technology was originally intended as an performance level compound, but after intensive development at our 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 our BlackChili Compound and is being used in our 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 tyres, which are exclusively manufactured in the factory in Hefei (Asia).
The NyTech Puncture Protection has been developed based on the proven Continental SafetySystem Breaker. Its nylon fabric makes it resistant to punctures and cuts like Kevlar reinforced high strength fibers, but offers lower rolling resistance and reduced weight. The NyTech breaker sits between the SafetySystem and the PolyX Breaker as a more effective puncture protection casing in the Performance sector.
Construction type: folding tire
Material: PureGrip Compound
Weight: approx. 400 gram (35-622)/approx. 520 grams (45-622)(manufacturer information)
Tire pressure: 35-622: 2,5 - 6,0 bar
45-622: 2,5 - 5,5 bar
Carcass density (TPI/EPI): 3 layers à 60 TPI
Purpose: cyclocross, tarmac