CX/Gravel Tire Comparison:
Continental Speed King CX RaceSport 32 2022 vs
Panaracer GravelKing SS TLC 40 2021

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Static Grip Test Results
  6. Conclusion
  • Continental Speed King CX RaceSport 32
  • Panaracer GravelKing SS TLC 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is best)
Pro Members get 11-point radar charts



Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalPanaracer
Model Speed King CX RaceSport 32GravelKing SS TLC 40
Year 20222021
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0101256RF738-GK-SMS-B
EAN 4019238724561
TPI 3/180-
Compound Black ChiliZSG
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 32-62240-622
Specified Weight 285 grams410 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 85 psi75 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 32-622 (700x32c)32-622 (700x32c)
35-622 (700x35c)
40-622 (700x38c)
43-622 (700x43c)
48-584 (650x48b)
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Continental Speed King CX RaceSport 2022
Panaracer GravelKing SS TLC 2021
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Continental Speed King CX RaceSport 2022
Panaracer GravelKing SS TLC 2021
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Continental Speed King CX RaceSport 2022
Panaracer GravelKing SS TLC 2021

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Speed King CX RaceSport 32GravelKing SS TLC 40
Specified Weight 285 grams410 grams
Measured Weight 285 grams405 grams
Measured Width Casing 32 mm (un-round)36 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 29 mm36 mm
Measured Height 30 mm (un-round)33 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 0.5 mm0.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 1.5 mm1.7 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.90 mm2.80 mm
All size measurements are taken at low air pressure on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Speed King CX RaceSport 32GravelKing SS TLC 40
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Inner Tube Conti Cross28 (160 gr)Conti Cross28 (160 gr)
Measured Width 32 mm36 mm
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 66 psi/4.6 bar
33-35 = 60 psi/4.1 bar
36-38 = 54 psi/3.7 bar
39-42 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
High Air Pressure
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 55 psi/3.8 bar
33-35 = 50 psi/3.4 bar
36-38 = 45 psi/3.1 bar
39-42 = 42 psi/2.9 bar
Medium Air Pressure
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 44 psi/3.0 bar
33-35 = 40 psi/2.8 bar
36-38 = 36 psi/2.6 bar
39-42 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
Low Air Pressure
21.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00641
(44 psi / 3.0 bar)
23.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00689
(36 psi / 2.6 bar)
Rolling Resistance
Real tire width in mm:
30-32 = 33 psi/2.3 bar
33-35 = 30 psi/2.1 bar
36-38 = 27 psi/1.9 bar
39-42 = 25 psi/1.7 bar
Extra Low Air Pressure
25.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00761
(33 psi / 2.3 bar)
27.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00824
(27 psi / 1.9 bar)
The CX/Gravel section is a multi tire size section, air pressures have been adjusted to the measured casing width.

All numbers are for a single tire at a speed of 29 km/h / 18 mph and a load of 42.5 kg / 94 lbs.

Use the formula: RR (Watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load.

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Model Speed King CX RaceSport 32GravelKing SS TLC 40
Total Puncture Score Tread 41 Points45 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.9 mm2.8 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Static Grip Test Results


Static Grip Test Results (higher is better)
Model Speed King CX RaceSport 32GravelKing SS TLC 40
Wet Grip Average 74 Points64 Points
Wet Grip Center Members OnlyMembers Only
Wet Grip Edge Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Knob Height Center 0.5 mm0.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 1.5 mm1.7 mm
Grip in points = coefficient of friction * 100
Wet Grip Test and Off-Road Tires (info)

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Speed King CX RaceSport 32GravelKing SS TLC 40
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3.5 / 54.3 / 5
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  • Continental Speed King CX RaceSport 32
  • Panaracer GravelKing SS TLC 40
Performance compared to all other CX/Gravel tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 11-point radar charts


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