MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015 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 Speed King II RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Speed King II RaceSportNobby Nic Performance
Year 20152012
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewUsed
Mileage 0 km3000 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100933
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 465 grams600 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi65 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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 Speed King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
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Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
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Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Speed King II RaceSportNobby Nic Performance
Specified Weight 465 grams600 grams
Measured Weight 467 grams605 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 49 mm55 mm
Measured Height 53 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 0.5 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 1.5 mm5.0 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 Speed King II RaceSportNobby Nic Performance
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
14.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00435
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
15.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00453
25.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00755
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
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 Speed King II RaceSportNobby Nic Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Speed King II RaceSportNobby Nic Performance
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 54 / 5
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  • Continental Speed King II RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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