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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaSchwalbe
Model Small Block EightRocket Ron LiteSkin 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 21250911600385.01
EAN
TPI 120127
Compound DTCPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.25
Specified Weight 580 grams520 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi54 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1029 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 3.00
27.5 x 2.80
27.5 x 2.60
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Small Block EightRocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Specified Weight 580 grams520 grams
Measured Weight 589 grams540 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm55 mm
Measured Height 50 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.4 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.45 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm1.70 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 Small Block EightRocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
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
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
22.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00680
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 Result (higher is better)
Model Small Block EightRocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points

Conclusion


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


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