MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014 vs
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012

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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
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessNobby Nic Performance
Year 20142012
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full Review
New or Used NewUsed
Mileage 0 km3000 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100545
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 540 grams600 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi65 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
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
27.5 x 2.35
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.35
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessNobby Nic Performance
Specified Weight 540 grams600 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams605 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm55 mm
Measured Height 53 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessNobby Nic Performance
Inner Tube None (60 ml sealant)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
15.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00465
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
25.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00755
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
16.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00486
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
17.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00522
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
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 TubelessNobby Nic Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessNobby Nic Performance
Full Review Full Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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