MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015 vs
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

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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
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model Race King Protection 2015S-Works Ground Control
Year 20152016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 01005460012-5007
EAN
TPI 4/240120
Compound Black Chili60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.30
Specified Weight 645 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi50 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
29 x 2.30
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.30
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.30
26 x 2.10
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Race King Protection 2015S-Works Ground Control
Specified Weight 645 grams650 grams
Measured Weight 629 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm56 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.80 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.75 mm1.80 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Race King Protection 2015S-Works Ground Control
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
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
21.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00632
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
23.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00698
31.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00938
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 Protection 2015S-Works Ground Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King Protection 2015S-Works Ground Control
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Protection 2015
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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