MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015 vs
Vittoria Mezcal 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 X-King RaceSport
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalVittoria
Model X-King RaceSportMezcal
Year 20152017
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 0100531111.3M3.19.55.111HD
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black Chili4C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 555 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure psi29 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi58 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.40
29x2.20
29x2.00
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.00
26x2.40
26x2.20
26x2.00
29x2.25
29x2.10
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.10
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Vittoria Mezcal 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model X-King RaceSportMezcal
Specified Weight 555 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 564 grams681 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 52 mm54 mm
Measured Height 51 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm2.40 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 X-King RaceSportMezcal
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
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 Results (higher is better)
Model X-King RaceSportMezcal
Total Puncture Score Tread 40 Points40 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.8 mm2.4 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


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

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts
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