This new mountain tire from Continental for 2012 is handmade in Germany from the same compound and with the same casing as Continental's other well-known model, Der Kaiser. Continental's Der Baron tire can be paired front, or run fore & aft with confidence. Available in black in size 26" X 2.5mm.
Last year's Der Baron model was made exclusively for downhill courses in rain, but it did so well that we decided it would be extremely effective and popular as an all-around mountain tire. The tire has an open, symmetrical pattern, making it adaptable to many different conditions. The roundedness of last year's model made many cylists use it as a front tire, but it can help any mountain bike in either front or back. Der Baron features Continental's Black Chili Compound, boosting performance to new heights and increasing durability.
Der Baron 2.5: 6 plies / total 360 tpi / Apex / Black Chili Compound
|tire||ETRTO||dimension||color||weight wire||rec. inflation, psi||max. inflation, psi|
|Der Baron 2.5||62-559||26 x 2.5||black||1200||45||58|
Whats the big deal about Black Chili? Black Chili is the name for our latest tyre compound which hit the market in 2007 and has fast become a hit with cyclists across the world who have marvelled at its performance beneifits. The fact is that Black Chili will improve our tires' performance in all areas. We can even make a tyre to last longer, yet also grip better and roll faster! The figures are astounding; 26% lower rolling resistance, 30% higher grip, and even 5% longer mileage.
The sidewall of freeride and downhill tires is subjected to extraordinarily high loads. A rubber profile between the carcass layers ensures stability. The Apex sits on the tire core and reinforces the sides of the tire.
The tire does not impact on the rim during rough rides over rocky ground. Thetire stays upright better when riding around bends. It does not bend over the sides of the rim when subjected to transverse loads, and always stays true to the course.
CONTINENTAL Der Baron MTB Tire