MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014 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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarRocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Year 20142015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600256.0111600385.01
EAN
TPI 127127
Compound PaceStarPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 535 grams520 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi54 psi
Made In IndonesiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
29 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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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarRocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Specified Weight 535 grams520 grams
Measured Weight 534 grams540 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 55 mm55 mm
Measured Height 53 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.3 mm4.4 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not Tested0.45 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested1.70 mm
All size measurements are taken at an air pressure of 35 psi / 2.4 bars on a 17 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarRocket 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
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
21.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00635
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
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 Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarRocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarRocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 5 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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