MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Performance 2015 vs
Continental Race King RaceSport 2014 vs
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014

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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 Race King Performance
  • Continental Race King RaceSport
  • Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinentalContinental
Model Race King PerformanceRace King RaceSportRace King RaceSport Tubeless
Year 201520142014
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range MedHighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 015003601005450100545
EAN
TPI 3/1803/1803/180
Compound PureGripBlack ChiliBlack Chili
Bead FoldingFoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62255-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.202.20
Specified Weight 660 grams540 grams540 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi psi
Max Air Pressure 55 psi65 psi65 psi
Made In ChinaGermanyGermany
Available Sizes 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
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King PerformanceRace King RaceSportRace King RaceSport Tubeless
Specified Weight 660 grams540 grams540 grams
Measured Weight 669 grams497 grams497 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm55 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm51 mm51 mm
Measured Height 54 mm55 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.45 mm0.45 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.45 mm1.70 mm1.70 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Race King PerformanceRace King RaceSportRace King RaceSport Tubeless
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)None (60 ml sealant)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
18.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00540
15.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00465
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
16.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00486
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
26.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00788
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
17.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00522
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 Race King PerformanceRace King RaceSportRace King RaceSport Tubeless
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 3 Points4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King PerformanceRace King RaceSportRace King RaceSport Tubeless
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Performance
  • Continental Race King RaceSport
  • Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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