MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 2020 vs
IRC Mythos XC 2017

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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. Conclusion
  • Continental Cross King Protection
  • IRC Mythos XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalIRC
Model Cross King ProtectionMythos XC
Year 20202017
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 0101471
EAN 4019238798043
TPI 3/18060
Compound Black Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62254-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 640 grams710 grams
Min Air Pressure 44 psi40 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi45 psi
Made In GermanyChina
Available Sizes 26x2.20
26x2.30
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.30
29x2.20
29x2.30
26x1.95
26x2.10
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
IRC Mythos XC 2017
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
IRC Mythos XC 2017
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
IRC Mythos XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Cross King ProtectionMythos XC
Specified Weight 640 grams710 grams
Measured Weight 615 grams701 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm54 mm
Measured Height 52 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.7 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 1.00 mm0.65 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.90 mm2.20 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17.8 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Cross King ProtectionMythos XC
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00686
23.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00695
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
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 Result (higher is better)
Model Cross King ProtectionMythos XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Cross King ProtectionMythos XC
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection
  • IRC Mythos XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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