I would like to thank Brett at Continental for his assistance and patience during my long test.
The Rubber Queens 2.4′s are a big fat beast of a tire that has great suspension characteristics. They grab well on rocks and rough terrain, and seem to really dig in and adhere to the terrain. They need to be run with low pressure, and they seem most at home when they are carrying a lot of speed through terrain. Their size, the Apex sidewalls and the sticky Black Chili compound give the tire great braking and traction abilities, and they can carve a beautiful turn when dropped over far enough.
The little sister 2.2′s are lighter, and roll and turn better than the 2.4′s, and fortunately they still share the same characteristics. However, where size counts, they are just a tad slimmer, so I much preferred the 2.4′s.
The Rubber Queens are a great All Mountain tire with some wonderful characteristics, outside of a propensity to pinch flat and an occasional washout while cornering.
-Big, need I say more!
-Traction and braking monsters
-Decent mud tire
-Prone to pinch flats
-Can washout while cornering
Value Rating: 3.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers
|Rubber Queen 2.4 Black Chili,Apex||26 x 2.4||black/black||850||$74.95|
|Rubber Queen 2.4 UST||26 x 2.4||black/black||1050||$94.95|
|Rubber Queen 2.2 Wire||26 x 2.2||black/black||650||$44.95|
|Rubber Queen 2.2 Black Chili,Apex||26 x 2.2||black/black||650||$59.95|
|Rubber Queen 2.2 UST||26 x 2.2||black/black||850||$64.95|