SOC12 – Continental Adds Revolution Protection Series Tubeless Ready MTB Tires, Matching Sealant That’s Good For You & Environment
Continental is finally officially getting into the tubeless game. We’ve run their tires with good and OK results using Stan’s sealant over the past couple years, but Conti’s never endorsed their mountain bike tires for tubeless use.
Part of the hold up was finding a sealant they liked, and eventually they just developed their own called Revo Sealant.
Sealant is a 240ml bottle for $10 and was developed by a major chemical company. There’s no latex, no proteins and no ammonia, so it’s earth and skin friendly. Uses four different size particles that are shaped like strands that get “threaded” through cuts and punctures up to 6mm.
Designed for road and mountain, even tubular tires as insurance.
It’ll work with any brand tire, but was developed specifically for their new RTR (Revolution Tubeless Ready) Protection line. Those tires will come in 26″ and 29er sizes in four trea patterns. 650B tires will come in the fall. It’ll e on the Race King, X-King, Trail King and Mountain King.
The RTR line is now at the top end of the versions offered. There’s the lightweight Race Sport that’s not tubeless compatible, then regular Protection that’s UST and now the RTR that are about 25% lighter than regular Protection because they do away with an extra layer of butyl rubber. All sizes and treads are $64.95. Click through for claimed weights…
These are from Conti for their 26×2.2 tires:
- Race King Protection Revolution Tubeless Ready (RTR) 550-grams
- X-King (Cross King) Protection Revolution Tubeless Ready (RTR) 570-grams
- Trail King Protection Revolution Tubeless Ready (RTR) 638-grams
- Mountain King Protection Revolution Tubeless Ready (RTR) 650-grams