Continental's Race King SuperSonic is a great all-around tire that doesn't slow you down. The secret of the Race King is a large volume casing mated to a low-profile tread pattern that is light weight, rolls fast and gives you incredible traction and control in a wide variety of conditions. Plus, Conti's Black Chili rubber compound boosts traction, speed and durability while their Supersonic technology ensures super-light weight and a fast ride.
I recently purchased a set of these tires for my hardtail and I have been VERY pleased with their performance. I've only been out a couple of rides on them so far but they are a HUGE upgrade from my previous tires. They handled well over a several different kinds of terrain from rocky technical sections to singletrack. Experienced no loss of traction as was the case with my previous tires and I shaved almost a 1.5lb off my rolling weight. An awesome buy!
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend