MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 2020 vs
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015

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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
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalKenda
Model Cross King ProtectionSmall Block Eight
Year 20202015
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 0101471K1047 212509
EAN 4019238798043
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliDTC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62254-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.10
Specified Weight 640 grams580 grams
Min Air Pressure 44 psi35 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi80 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 26x2.20
26x2.30
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.30
29x2.20
29x2.30
29 x 2.10
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Cross King ProtectionSmall Block Eight
Specified Weight 640 grams580 grams
Measured Weight 615 grams589 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm50 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm50 mm
Measured Height 52 mm50 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.7 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 1.00 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.90 mm1.40 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Cross King ProtectionSmall Block Eight
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
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
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 ProtectionSmall Block Eight
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Cross King ProtectionSmall Block Eight
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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