If you know this tire then you will know that calling this film a “long-term review” is a bit of a stretch because at only 3000 miles I am not even at the midpoint of this tire. However, winter weather has forced me to make a seasonal change in my tire size and style so I thought it a good time to share some thoughts on the current tire situation.
Out are the Schwalbes, for now, and in are the Continental Race King 2.2’s, complete with Slime Tubes. (Yes, they are heavy.) Any tire with “Black Chili” in the name is a slam dunk for a New Mexico based rider. SOLD. If you are interested in a bulletproof gravel/tour tire then look no further than the Marathon Plus Tour. This tire handles all surfaces, high PSI and with zero punctures at the 3000-mile point, I am a believer.