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Continental Der Baron DH Tire

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Super grippy, take any abuse

The Good:

Last way longer than most tyres i've used. Super grippy. No problems so far.

The Bad:

I haven't had any problems besides the little nipple things from when the tyre is new staying on for so long it makes you look like you don't lean in when you turn but who cares about that.

Overall Review:

- Love the tyres, so grippy

- Last for ages. Took 2 weeks of solid riding day after day on a rocky track and are still going.

- Do pretty much any terrain. really good in the mud too

All around grip from ze Germans

The Good:

Grip beyond belief on al things wet and slippy. No lug separation problems. Fast enough to be a xc tire, acts like a spike tire in the mud.

The Bad:

Blew out the sidewall of the APEX casing tire after 6 months of use. Did not grip very well in sandy type soil.

Overall Review:

I ordered this tire thinking it was going to be the 2ply, 2.3in tire of my dreams. When I received it, I noticed that it was not a 2ply tire at all. What I received was a single ply folding bead with an "APEX" casing, which I was told was a super tough "Freeride" tire and great for tubless too. I initially installed them tubless on a stans flow wheelset. Eventually, I determined that due to burping tires every ride, I would just run them with tubes. I loved them for six months on all types of rides and through all conditions, they were my new favorite tire. Recently, I hit a fast g-out and blew the sidewall of the rear tire open so bad the boot barely worked to get down the hill. What I want to know is; what happened to the 2ply 2.3 that I ordered from the catalogue? The rep doesn't seem to know. I don't want to have to go with a wider tire to get 2plys of rubber. If this tire had a thicker sidewall it would have lasted years longer. Why did 2.3 dh casing tires go the way of the DOHDOH bird?

Tested on a Cove G-spot

Great tire for both mud and hard-packed conditions

The Good:

Black chili rubber loves you long time

The Bad:

Weighs more than some tread designs

Overall Review:

I wouldn't have thought this tread would cover so much terrain but it's great for both dry and wet trail days. I rocked these at the bike park for two seasons now and not only am I still on the same pair of rubber (thanks to the long lasting tread), but I keep them on for the spring and fall rides which tend to get a bit soggy or loose at times. Wide spacing between knobs keeps them from gunking up too much and the best part? The tread actually rolls quick enough, despite my original thought that they would roll slowly. The 2.5 wire bead dh version is not the lightest tires out there but it's withstood plenty of abuse and peace of mind is worth it to me.


Product Continental Der Baron DH Tire
Riding Type Downhill
Wheel Size 26"
Tire Width
Tubeless Compatible
Sidewall Black Chilli
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Continental Der Baron DH Tyre - Black Chilli. Tyres - MTB 26". Last year, the Baron was navigating the downhill trails as the Rain King. However, this intermediate tyre better suits its new name Der Baron. The tyre does particularly well on forest ground which can by all means be wet, but also convinces b .... .
Price $67.96
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