MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Performance 2015 vs
Continental Speed King II RaceSport 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 Race King Performance
  • Continental Speed King II RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalContinental
Model Race King PerformanceSpeed King II RaceSport
Year 20152015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01500360100933
EAN
TPI 3/1803/180
Compound PureGripBlack Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 660 grams465 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 55 psi65 psi
Made In ChinaGermany
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
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King PerformanceSpeed King II RaceSport
Specified Weight 660 grams465 grams
Measured Weight 669 grams467 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm49 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm0.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm1.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.45 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.45 mm1.70 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 Race King PerformanceSpeed King II RaceSport
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
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
14.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00435
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
15.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00453
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
26.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00788
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
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 PerformanceSpeed King II RaceSport
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 3 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King PerformanceSpeed King II RaceSport
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Performance
  • Continental Speed King II RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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