Aristocracy has its duties."Der Baron" is Continentals downhill intermediate option that can also provide an assured ride in damp conditions.
The arrangement of studs is aimed at grip in loose rock & mud, whilst the casing holds up to serious World Cup level abuse, thanks in part to a special reinforced ‘Apex' sidewall.
This extra thick, double-layer carcass effectively prevents pinch punctures & Der Baron uses a particularly soft (downhill) version of the legendary BlackChili Compound which provides unrivalled grip and rolling speed. The 2.3 “little Baron” is a firm favourite with Gravity Enduro riders, especially when it's wet. Clearly lighter than its big brother, it is perfect for freeridersand enduro riders. BlackChili compounds high wearresistance both transforms performance and value for money– MORE GRIP, MORE TREAD LIFE.
More than 100 years experience in the development and production of bicycle tyres has made Continental a unique company within the industry. Continental is the only German bicycle tyre manufacturer to produce its tyres in Germany. Knowing this serves as a mighty incentive to our engineers and everyone else involved in the manufacturing process to constantly strive for further innovations. In our technology and development center in Korbach, we are constantly developing new revolutionary technologies such as the unbeatable Black Chili Compound and the ultimate Vectran™ Breaker anti-puncture technology, both used at the top end of race sport. These technologies demand sophisticated processes to ensure our legendary end-product quality, and these innovations as well as the new “ProTection” and ”RaceSport” technology for MTB tyres, can only be manufactured in our factory in Germany – “Handmade in Germany”. In order to offer the best tyre for any application, we rely equally on dialogue with our professional racers, hobby cyclists and everyday bike riders. This results not only in high-end products for top sports applications such as the new Podium TT or the revolutionary downhill tyre “Der Kaiser”, but also tyres for everyday use like the new innovative combination EcoContact/EcoContact Plus as a companion to the latest e-bike trend. As a global player, Continental also maintains high-tech production facilities outside of Germany, where Continental tyres are produced for you with an equal degree of care and dedication. One thing all Continental bicycle tyres have in common is that they are developed in the technology center in Korbach, Germany, where they also undergo strict inspection. Our heart and soul is behind the phrase “Handmade in Germany”, with all of its products and technologies.
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