MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014 vs
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

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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
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessS-Works Ground Control
Year 20142016
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 01005450012-5007
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black Chili60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.30
Specified Weight 540 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi50 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
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 2.30
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.30
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.30
26 x 2.10
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessS-Works Ground Control
Specified Weight 540 grams650 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm56 mm
Measured Height 53 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm1.80 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessS-Works Ground Control
Inner Tube None (60 ml sealant)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 15.5 Watts24.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 15.8 Watts25.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 16.2 Watts27.2 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 17.4 Watts31.3 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.004650.00740
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.004740.00764
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.004860.00815
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.005220.00938
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessS-Works Ground Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points5 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King RaceSport TubelessS-Works Ground Control
Full Review Full Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Race King RaceSport Tubeless
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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