MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph 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 X-King RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSchwalbe
Model X-King RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Year 20152012
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewUsed
Mileage 0 km3000 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100531
EAN
TPI 3/18067
Compound Black ChiliORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 555 grams548 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi65 psi
Made In GermanyIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.40
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
27.5 2.00
26 x 2.40
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model X-King RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Specified Weight 555 grams548 grams
Measured Weight 564 grams548 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 52 mm54 mm
Measured Height 51 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model X-King RaceSportRacing Ralph 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
20.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00603
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
27.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00836
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 X-King RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model X-King RaceSportRacing Ralph Performance
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
Buy At
  • Continental X-King RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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