MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014 vs
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSpecialized
Model Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarS-Works Ground Control
Year 20142016
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 11600256.010012-5007
EAN
TPI 127120
Compound PaceStar60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.30
Specified Weight 535 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi50 psi
Made In IndonesiaTaiwan
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 2.30
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.30
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.30
26 x 2.10
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarS-Works Ground Control
Specified Weight 535 grams650 grams
Measured Weight 534 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 55 mm56 mm
Measured Height 53 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.3 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not Tested0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested1.80 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 Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarS-Works Ground Control
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
21.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00635
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
31.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00938
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 PaceStarS-Works Ground Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStarS-Works Ground Control
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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