MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport 2014 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 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 RaceSport
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Race King RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Year 20142015
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 010054511600251.02
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 540 grams605 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 540 grams605 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams602 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm55 mm
Measured Height 55 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mmNot Tested
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 RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
20.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00624
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
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 RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King RaceSportRacing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Race King RaceSport
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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