MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015 vs
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

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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
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model Speed King II RaceSportThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20152015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 010093311600657
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 465 grams575 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Continental Speed King II RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Speed King II RaceSportThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 465 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 467 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 49 mm53 mm
Measured Height 53 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 0.5 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 1.5 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm1.40 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Speed King II RaceSportThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
15.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00453
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
16.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00498
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 RaceSportThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Speed King II RaceSportThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Continental Speed King II RaceSport
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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