Based on it's downhill equivelent 'Der Baron', the Baron is a lighter model in a narrower 2.3 size for aggressive trail riding and Freeride. It can handle major abuse on the trails, yet is light enough to climb!
Continental Baron Tyre Specifications:
PSI - Rec.
PSI - Max
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Rated 2 out of 5 by Regularreviewer Terrible
Run on the rear of a 160mm rig. Set up tubeless on dt500 rims.
What can I say? I cant swear so I will just say they are the most unpredictable sketchy tyre I have ever used.
I own one because I am a Hans Dampf user an as usual, managed to destroy one (grip v longevity). Got a baron as a stand in.
Firstly, If your going near wet rock, write a will beforehand. They are that bad. This may in part be because.....
Secondly, like all previous continental experiences, the sidewalls are flimsy and thin and cant support the tyre. This means a higher pressure to stop them rolling. In fact I had to put 40psi in to stop them slopping about. I would usually run a tube at 34 and a tubeless at 28-30psi. All that air means much reduced grip.
Thirdly, the knobs are so big, they might as well be slicks because what can they dig into?
And finally, are they lined with lead??!! This is one heavy tyre. A single ply minion is about 600g and a hans dampf is 700g. A quick glance at contis stats and all their tyres are heavy as.
In summery, a heavy ungrippy tyre that has no right to exist
19 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stophes Very good price, decent grip
For the price its brilliant, however its very slippery on wet roots. grip is great on everything else though.
02 November 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by amiri Slippery when wet
If you are planning on ride them when wet DON"T just don't use them i have never seen something like that slip i had schwalbe fat albert before them they were nearly torn apart and they were much better than this. not good at all. and it looks very narrow as well
31 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BiketrialTim Great for trials riding
use one of these on my Echo 26" trials bike, excellent! The tyre is a bit heavier than the Rubber Queen but a lot more stable due to the sidewall inserts (RQ would fold when on the back wheel and on a camber), they also have eliminated pinch flat despite low PSI levels. Grip very well on sandy soil and dry rock but imagine wet smooth services will be a problem due the block style tread.
21 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by watanabe Pretty good enough
As I formerly knew, I chose these because they were supposed to be effective
on the gravel, as well as the dry or damp or muddy conditions. The most part
of my routine trail is often covered with deep gravel, which is quite tricky and
makes you hard to take control, especially at the corner. I didn’t really feel any
inconvenience when climbing with the previous 2.1 or even 1.95 cross-country
tyres, but I did feel scary when descending even the light down hill. The tyres
will easily sink into it, letting the bike lose its balance. Under “one mistake at
the corner, down the deep cliff ” situation, I expected the large block patterns to
grip the ground a little better. (Well, I only have to slow down first, though).
I first tried them at 35psi on my double-sus bike, but it felt a little too solid,
not giving me any confidence of gripping the ground. (It felt a little too bumpy,
probably because of my body weight 128lb). Then I reduced the pressure down
to 30 or even 25psi, they started to “chew” the ground, just like the grippy gloves
grabbing the rough rocks. As they are 2.3 wide (a bit narrower than usual 2.3
though), they have enough air volume giving them more flexibility, which I didn’t
find in 2.1 or 1.95 cross country tyres I used to use. The downhill designed patterns
surely catch the gravel pieces, letting you predict quite easily when they are about
to slip and slide.
You have lots more to choose, Schwalbe, Maxxis, Kenda, but considering the price
I believe these will surely be one of the best choices if you are looking for the reason-
able tyres that will do most of the trail. These might not be brilliant, but pretty good
enough, I guess.
Two worries. They are pretty heavy and the side walls are quite thin…
14 October 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Fatalbert Terrible
Great tyre. But for what I don't know....... Useless when in contact with any form of rock, I truly regret buying these. I haven't come off for ages, in three outings I've lost count of how many times my bike has slipped from under me....... Avoid.
14 September 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by kroky feels good on the back,shocking on the front
Definitely a back tyre. Very very thin 2.3 like a maxxis 2.2. Very skittish on the front. Gets deflected very easily by small rocks,roots. Lethal dangerous in wet roots even though it's made for the wet. Nice and grippy in everything else. Maybe the black chilli is a lot better. Very heavy in the wire bead also
24 August 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous skinny
Not happy at all they look really chunkey 2.3 but just not happy after I put them on my mavic rims they were Skinner than my conti moutin king 2 folderble not a good tyer for down hill but for the cross country go-ahead
13 June 2013