MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015 vs
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 2017

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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 Hans Dampf TrailStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Mountain King II RaceSportHans Dampf TrailStar
Year 20152017
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 010051811600298.02
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliTrailStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62260-522
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.35
Specified Weight 635 grams850 grams
Min Air Pressure psi23 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi50 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
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
29x2.35
27.5x2.35
26x2.35
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 2017
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 2017
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Mountain King II RaceSportHans Dampf TrailStar
Specified Weight 635 grams850 grams
Measured Weight 594 grams840 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm56 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm60 mm
Measured Height 52 mm55 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 4.1 mm3.8 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.7 mm6.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm1.90 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 RaceSportHans Dampf TrailStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
28.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00863
34.9 Watts
CRR: 0.01046
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
36.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01082
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
38.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01154
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
44.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01334
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 RaceSportHans Dampf TrailStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Mountain King II RaceSportHans Dampf TrailStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 52 / 5
Buy At
  • Continental Mountain King II RaceSport
  • Schwalbe Hans Dampf TrailStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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