MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017 vs
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 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 Protection 2015
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Race King Protection 2015Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGripRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Year 201520172017
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range HighHighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01005461160101511601018
EAN
TPI 4/2406767
Compound Black ChiliAddix SpeedGripAddix SpeedGrip
Bead FoldingFoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.252.25
Specified Weight 645 grams630 grams610 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 psi54 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.20
27.5x2.20
26x2.20
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.60
27.5x2.80
27.5x3.00
29x2.25
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King Protection 2015Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGripRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Specified Weight 645 grams630 grams610 grams
Measured Weight 629 grams609 grams606 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm (un-round)51 mm (un-round)51 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm2.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.3 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.75 mm1.65 mm1.30 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 Protection 2015Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGripRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTubeYouTube
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
21.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00632
25.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00773
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
23.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00698
28.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00860
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
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 Results (higher is better)
Model Race King Protection 2015Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGripRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Total Puncture Score Tread 45 Points22 Points20 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.75 mm1.65 mm1.3 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King Protection 2015Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGripRocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 54.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Protection 2015
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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