All photos was shot with Canon G9 -Macro - indoor - night (macam film script only)
Bought a pair of Continental Mountain King 2.2 from TBfooksang mainly because of I need a better gripping power after reading review from What Mountain Bike Magazines July 2008 issue. Continental Mountain King was ranked 2nd and 1st is Kenda Nevegal. 2nd reason is I need a slightly wider tires - currently using Kenda Nevegal 2.1. I have another pair of Kenda Nevegal 2.35 but too wide for me.
3rd reason is the price. for a pair of Continental Mountain King 2.2 ranked 2nd that cost RM140 foldable is consider reasonable. Currently in the market all bike shop run out of stock for Kenda Nevegal. KSH TTDI is pushing Intense System 4 for RM120 per piece. Other bike shop only got Maxxis High Roller 2.35, Maxxis Crossmark 2.1 and Kenda Small Block Eight, about RM100 per piece, which doesnt suit me riding style.
On the way home after getting the new pair of tires and while stuck in a traffic jam at MRR2 I had a feel and look at the Conti Mountain King. The compound is kinda soft. Side wall thickness kinda thin.
After intalling the Mountain King I notice the diameter of my wheel become smaller. Look like 1.5!!! wahlan!!! tried to take some photos to campare but hard to find to collect angle to show the different. Maybe should get the 2.4 but they dont bring it in here!
Kenda Nevegal 2.1 640g
Continental Mountain King 2.2 590g
This coming weekend will test this tires!!!
Updates! 6th August - Found a bikeshop at Melawati selling Continental Mountain King only for RM50!!!