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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Year 20152015
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 010051811600251.02
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 635 grams605 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 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 2.35
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Continental Mountain King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 635 grams605 grams
Measured Weight 594 grams602 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm55 mm
Measured Height 52 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 4.1 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.7 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
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
18.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00558
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
28.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00866
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
20.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00624
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
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 RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 9 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Mountain King II RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Mountain King II RaceSport
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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