A new King with broad shoulders lays claim to the throne and moves into All Mountain territory.
With Protection to defend against rocks and snakebites and Black Chili to provide grip when it gets fast and technical. The profile and casing have changed.
The generous volume allows the King to roll swiftly and provides loads of traction and direct steering response . In fast corners the outer lugs are ramped to provide support that even in the most adverse conditions provide security.
XC racers can benefit from these attributes . Rough and wet XC courses are the application that the Mountain King II 2.2 with the tubeless ready ProTection carcass is exactly tailored to and where it provides the necessary grip for extreme conditions. A fourth 'floating' belt in the tyre casing from bead to bead provides the anti-snakebite and anti-thorn protection that UK riders demand.