MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014

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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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Year 20142014
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 010054511600256.01
EAN
TPI 3/180127
Compound Black ChiliPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 540 grams535 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 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 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Specified Weight 540 grams535 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams534 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm55 mm
Measured Height 53 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mmNot 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 RaceSport TubelessRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
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
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
16.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00486
21.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00635
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
17.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00522
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
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 TubelessRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


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


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