MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015 vs
Continental Race King Performance 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 Mountain King II RaceSport
  • Continental Race King Performance
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRace King Performance
Year 20152015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 01005180150036
EAN
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound Black ChiliPureGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 635 grams660 grams
Min Air Pressure psi35 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi55 psi
Made In GermanyChina
Available Sizes 29 x 2.40
29 x 2.20
27.5 x 2.40
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.40
26 x 2.20
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
27.5 x 2.00
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Continental Race King Performance 2015
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Continental Race King Performance 2015
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Continental Race King Performance 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRace King Performance
Specified Weight 635 grams660 grams
Measured Weight 594 grams669 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm51 mm
Measured Height 52 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 4.1 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.7 mm2.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.45 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm2.45 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 Mountain King II RaceSportRace King Performance
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
28.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00863
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
26.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00788
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 Mountain King II RaceSportRace King Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points11 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points3 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRace King Performance
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Mountain King II RaceSport
  • Continental Race King Performance
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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