MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015 vs
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016

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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
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Mountain King II RaceSportBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Year 20152016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010051811600805
EAN
TPI 3/180127
Compound Black ChiliOneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62260-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.35
Specified Weight 635 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure psi23 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi50 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
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 2.35
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Mountain King II RaceSportBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Specified Weight 635 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 594 grams458 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm (un-round)57 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 53 mm57 mm
Measured Height 52 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 4.1 mm0.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.7 mm0.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm1.10 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 RaceSportBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
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 Mountain King II RaceSportBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Total Puncture Score Tread 34 Points20 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 1.8 mm1.1 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 Mountain King II RaceSportBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
Buy At
  • Continental Mountain King II RaceSport
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts
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