MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Protection 2020 vs
Vittoria Mezcal 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
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model Race King ProtectionMezcal
Year 20202017
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 0101473111.3M3.19.55.111HD
EAN 4019238798128
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black Chili4C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 605 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure 44 psi29 psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi58 psi
Made In GermanyThailand
Available Sizes 26x2.20
27,5x2.20
29x2.20
29x2.25
29x2.10
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.10
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Continental Race King Protection 2020
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Continental Race King Protection 2020
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Continental Race King Protection 2020
Vittoria Mezcal 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King ProtectionMezcal
Specified Weight 605 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 588 grams681 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm
Measured Height 52 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.0 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 1.00 mm0.60 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm2.40 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 ProtectionMezcal
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
16.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00492
25.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00770
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
16.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00504
26.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00800
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
18.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00540
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
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 ProtectionMezcal
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King ProtectionMezcal
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Protection
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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