MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Nobby Nic PerformanceRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Year 20122017
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used UsedNew
Mileage 3000 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600251.03
EAN
TPI 6767
Compound ORCAddix Speed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 600 grams630 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.35
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.35
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
29x2.35
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
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Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2012
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Nobby Nic PerformanceRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Specified Weight 600 grams630 grams
Measured Weight 605 grams711 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 55 mm55 mm
Measured Height 54 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 3.2 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.0 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall No DataMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center No Data1.75 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 Nobby Nic PerformanceRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
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
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Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
30.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00923
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
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 Nobby Nic PerformanceRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Total Puncture Score Tread No Data23 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 No Data1.75 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 Nobby Nic PerformanceRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 54 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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