MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 2020 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014

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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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Cross King ProtectionRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Year 20202014
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 010147111600256.01
EAN 4019238798043
TPI 3/180127
Compound Black ChiliPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 640 grams535 grams
Min Air Pressure 44 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi54 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 26x2.20
26x2.30
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.30
29x2.20
29x2.30
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Cross King ProtectionRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Specified Weight 640 grams535 grams
Measured Weight 615 grams534 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm55 mm
Measured Height 52 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.7 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 1.00 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.90 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Cross King ProtectionRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00686
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
21.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00635
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
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 ProtectionRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Cross King ProtectionRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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