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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalIRC
Model Race King PerformanceMythos XC
Year 20152017
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 0150036
EAN
TPI 3/18060
Compound PureGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62254-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 660 grams710 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi40 psi
Max Air Pressure 55 psi45 psi
Made In ChinaChina
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
26x1.95
26x2.10
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
IRC Mythos XC 2017
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
IRC Mythos XC 2017
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
IRC Mythos XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Race King PerformanceMythos XC
Specified Weight 660 grams710 grams
Measured Weight 669 grams701 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.65 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.45 mm2.20 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Race King PerformanceMythos XC
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
23.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00695
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
26.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00788
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
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 PerformanceMythos XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 11 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 3 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King PerformanceMythos XC
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Performance
  • IRC Mythos XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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