MTB Tire Comparison:
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015 vs
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 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
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaSchwalbe
Model Small Block EightBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Year 20152016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number K1047 21250911600805
EAN
TPI 120127
Compound DTCOneStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62260-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.35
Specified Weight 580 grams440 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi23 psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi50 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1029 x 2.35
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Small Block EightBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Specified Weight 580 grams440 grams
Measured Weight 589 grams458 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm57 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm57 mm
Measured Height 50 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm0.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm0.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm1.10 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Small Block EightBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
11.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00354
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
12.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00375
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
13.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00408
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
15.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00474
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 Small Block EightBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightBig One LiteSkin PaceStar
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Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Schwalbe Big One LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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