MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014 vs
Kenda Small Block Eight 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 Tubeless
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
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 ContinentalKenda
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessSmall Block Eight
Year 20142015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100545K1047 212509
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliDTC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62254-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.10
Specified Weight 540 grams580 grams
Min Air Pressure psi35 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi80 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 2.10
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessSmall Block Eight
Specified Weight 540 grams580 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams589 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)50 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm50 mm
Measured Height 55 mm (un-round)50 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 OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm1.40 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 RaceSport TubelessSmall Block Eight
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Inner Tube None (60 ml sealant)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
16.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00486
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
17.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00522
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
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 RaceSport TubelessSmall Block Eight
Total Puncture Score Tread 29 Points23 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.7 mm1.4 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessSmall Block Eight
Full Review Full Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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