CONTINENTAL’S REVITALIZED TIRE LINEUP
When it comes to tires, I’m always looking for something new to unseat the tried-and-true front tire favorites, namely the frustratingly good MaxxGrip DoubleDown Assegai. Though they’ve long been a bit of a dark horse in the mountain bike tire market, Continental has completely reinvented their lineup for this year, and they really knocked it out of the park.
Every detail of the tires is killer, from compound to tread pattern to even the graphics package. I’ve been a big fan of the Argotal DH super-soft up front, with the Kryptotal Fr DH super-soft in the rear. Their DH casings are a little less stiff than the competition, which makes them great for trail use. For harder-hitting bikes, I’ve been running an insert front and rear, which makes them shine at lower pressures.