Continental Der Baron 2.4 Projekt Tire

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Tougher than a MM Super Gravity and half a pound lighter

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The Good:

Light, Tough, Reasonable Rolling Resistance

The Bad:

Tubleless Difficulty, No Super Soft Version

Overall Review:

The Der Baron Projekt is now my go-to tyre for general duties. At just 925g per tyre I wasn't expecting them to hold up to the local trails, which are generally rocky (slate), technical and fast. However, I was wrong - they've already lasted longer than Maxxis Doubledowns (DHF) and Schwalbe Super Gravitys (Magic Mary) and show no signs of giving up anytime soon.

I would put the grip on a par with Magic Mary Addix Softs. I still go to MM Ultra Soft downhill casings for uplift days and alpine holidays, but this is just for that extra bit of grip and the ability to ride lower pressures. For any days that involve climbing (95% of my riding) the Baron Projekts are simply superb.

I run the back at 27-28 psi and the front at 24-25 psi and at these pressures the casing support leaves nothing to be

Overall Review:

The Der Baron Projekt is now my go-to tyre for general duties. At just 925g per tyre I wasn't expecting them to hold up to the local trails, which are generally rocky (slate), technical and fast. However, I was wrong - they've already lasted longer than Maxxis Doubledowns (DHF) and Schwalbe Super Gravitys (Magic Mary) and show no signs of giving up anytime soon.

I would put the grip on a par with Magic Mary Addix Softs. I still go to MM Ultra Soft downhill casings for uplift days and alpine holidays, but this is just for that extra bit of grip and the ability to ride lower pressures. For any days that involve climbing (95% of my riding) the Baron Projekts are simply superb.

I run the back at 27-28 psi and the front at 24-25 psi and at these pressures the casing support leaves nothing to be desired. If there was an even softer compound available I would probably stick one on the front, but I'm more than happy with Black Chilli in reality.

The only issues I've had is setting them up tubeless. A quick search on Google showed others having the same problem, and it appears to be the releasing agent on the inside of the carcass and/or the bead. Wiping these with isopropyl alcohol, rinsing off, then setting up tubeless solved the issue and was a pretty painless process.

If you struggle to get away with anything other than dual ply tyres for all mountain and enduro riding and are sick of the extra weight they add, I thoroughly recommend giving these a try.

Specifications

Product Continental Der Baron 2.4 Projekt Tire
Riding Type Trail
Wheel Size 26", 27.5" (650b), 29"
Tire Width 2.40 inches
Tubeless Compatible Tubeless ready
Bead Foldable
Durometer BlackChili compound at tread
Sidewall 4 plies 240 TPI under tread / 3 plies 180 TPI in sidewall
Weight
  • 1 lb 15.9 oz (905 g)
  • 2 lb 1.2 oz (940 g)
  • 2 lb 4.3 oz (1,030 g)
Miscellaneous Intended conditions: hardpack to dry, mud
Additional Apex layer used in sidewall to increase stiffness and provide puncture resistance.
Price $74.95
More Info

https://www.continental-tires.com

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