Having spent the winter months riding with Maxxis Minions I was keen to find some lighter tyres for the summer, as much as I love the Minion DHF 2.4 and DHR II 2.3 (3C MaxTerra EXO TL Ready) for trail centres , they are too much for the local XC riding and the Continental Race Kings that came with the bike are great for pure XC but scarey as hell when I hit gravel or chalky mud. After many hours of reading reviews I decided to get the Continental Mountain King II 29 x 2.40 and Continental Mountain King II 29 x 2.20, both ProTection folding BlackChili. The Conti's roll really well on tarmac and hard pack and there is very little wear on the Conti's thread blocks. Theres a lot of nasty sharp flint around here and its shreds tyres especially in the wet, the Conti's blocks are just like new after about 150 miles which is a good sign. Though I have already had to get the super glue out on a slice in the outer tyre which luckily didnt cut into any of the threading. Hopefully I've found a great all rounder tyre to take on the very varied conditions and terrain around here - chalk, clay, flint, hard pack, loose gravel, and just about every kind of mud you can imagine! Its great 2.2: 2.4: I go tmine from www.starbike.com for €91.80 delivered.