MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021 vs
Continental Race King Protection 2020

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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 29x2.3
  • Continental Race King Protection
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Cross King Protection 29x2.3Race King Protection
Year 20212020
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 01014750101473
EAN 40192387984184019238798128
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black ChiliBlack Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 58-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.302.20
Specified Weight 755 grams605 grams
Min Air Pressure psi44 psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi58 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 26x2.20
26x2.30
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.30
27.5x2.60
27.5x2.80
29x2.20
29x2.30
26x2.20
27.5x2.20
29x2.20
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021
Continental Race King Protection 2020
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021
Continental Race King Protection 2020
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021
Continental Race King Protection 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Cross King Protection 29x2.3Race King Protection
Specified Weight 755 grams605 grams
Measured Weight 745 grams588 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 58 mm51 mm
Measured Height 55 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 3.2 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.1 mm3.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.80 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 Protection 29x2.3Race King Protection
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Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00893
18.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00540
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
32.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00986
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
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 Cross King Protection 29x2.3Race King Protection
Total Puncture Score Tread 37 Points29 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 2.2 mm1.8 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Cross King Protection 29x2.3Race King Protection
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 55.0 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3
  • Continental Race King Protection
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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