MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Sport 2015 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 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 Sport
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Race King SportRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Year 20152017
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range LowHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010020311601015
EAN
TPI 3/8467
Compound Addix SpeedGrip
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 750 grams630 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 55 psi54 psi
Made In ChinaIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King SportRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Specified Weight 750 grams630 grams
Measured Weight 712 grams609 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.70 mm0.90 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.15 mm1.65 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 SportRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00689
24.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00734
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
24.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00734
25.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00773
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
28.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00860
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 SportRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King SportRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Sport
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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