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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaSchwalbe
Model Small Block EightNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Year 20152015
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 21250911600668
TPI 12067
Compound DTCPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.25
Specified Weight 580 grams710 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi54 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1029 x 2.60
29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
27.5 x 3.00
27.5 x 2.80
27.5 x 2.60
27.5 x 2.35
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.35
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Small Block EightNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Measured Weight 589 grams731 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm55 mm
Measured Height 50 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm3.6 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.7 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm1.80 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Small Block EightNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 25.5 Watts20.3 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 27.0 Watts21.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 30.2 Watts22.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 35.6 Watts25.0 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.007640.00609
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.008090.00629
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.009050.00671
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.010670.00749
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Small Block EightNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points7 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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