MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015 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 X-King RaceSport
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalSpecialized
Model X-King RaceSportS-Works Ground Control
Year 20152016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 01005310012-5007
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black Chili60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.30
Specified Weight 555 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi50 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
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 2.30
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 X-King RaceSport 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model X-King RaceSportS-Works Ground Control
Specified Weight 555 grams650 grams
Measured Weight 564 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 52 mm56 mm
Measured Height 51 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.55 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm1.80 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model X-King RaceSportS-Works Ground Control
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
20.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00603
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
31.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00938
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 RaceSportS-Works Ground Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model X-King RaceSportS-Works Ground Control
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
Buy At
  • Continental X-King RaceSport
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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