1. I converted the original tyres that came with my bike to tubeless. Will UST tyres work with my rims or are there other adjustments I have to make?
2. What is the difference between the Race King and Mountain King? Looks like tread pattern to me?
3. Am I correct in saying that its standard to run 2.4 in the front and 2.2 in the rear (tyre size)?
I am under the impression that UST tyres only work on UST rims but may be wrong. For what it's worth the best change I made to my bike was to go with Mavic 819 ust rims, fantastic.
Mountain King has a more aggressive tread pattern, most guys run the MK on the front and the race king on the rear. The MK has good grip on cambered sand due to the prominent side wall knob pattern. I never get surprised by my front wheel letting go. Continental tyres are made from rubber as opposed to plastic rubber as used in Maxxis Crossmark. This means that they wear quicker but give more grip. I ran a 2.2 MK on the rear wheel over summer and fount that the grip on wet rock was better with the Race King in the same conditions. Smaller knobs, more knobs = more contact. Mountain King on the rear wears very quickly on tar BTW.
Edited by Plentipotential, 20 July 2012 - 08:38 .