MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012

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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
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Year 20152012
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewUsed
Mileage 0 km3000 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100518
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 635 grams548 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi65 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
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Specified Weight 635 grams548 grams
Measured Weight 594 grams548 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm54 mm
Measured Height 52 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 4.1 mm1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.7 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 28.8 Watts19.3 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 28.9 Watts20.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 29.6 Watts23.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 31.5 Watts27.9 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.008630.00579
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.008660.00626
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.008870.00710
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.009440.00836
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video

Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


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