MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014 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 RaceSport Tubeless
  • 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 RaceSport TubelessMythos XC
Year 20142017
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 0100545
EAN
TPI 3/18060
Compound Black Chili
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62254-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 540 grams710 grams
Min Air Pressure psi40 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi45 psi
Made In GermanyChina
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
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 RaceSport Tubeless 2014
IRC Mythos XC 2017
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
IRC Mythos XC 2017
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
IRC Mythos XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessMythos XC
Specified Weight 540 grams710 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams701 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm
Measured Height 53 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 1.70 mm2.20 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 RaceSport TubelessMythos XC
Inner Tube None (60 ml sealant)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
15.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00465
23.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00695
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
24.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00731
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
16.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00486
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
17.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00522
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
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 RaceSport TubelessMythos XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


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


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