MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix Speed 2017 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 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 LiteSkin Addix Speed
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Year 201720172017
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range HighHighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600256.0311600251.0311601015
EAN
TPI 1276767
Compound Addix SpeedAddix SpeedAddix SpeedGrip
Bead FoldingFoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.252.25
Specified Weight 560 grams630 grams630 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi54 psi54 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.10
29x2.25
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
29x2.35
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix Speed 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix Speed 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix Speed 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Specified Weight 560 grams630 grams630 grams
Measured Weight 587 grams711 grams609 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 55 mm55 mm54 mm
Measured Height 52 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)51 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm4.3 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm1.75 mm1.65 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 LiteSkin Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
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Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)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 OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
23.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00689
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
25.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00773
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00749
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
28.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00860
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 Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Total Puncture Score Tread 21 Points23 Points22 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.5 mm1.75 mm1.65 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommendedRecommended
Rating 4.0 / 54.0 / 54.0 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph LiteSkin Addix Speed
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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