MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012 vs
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E 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 Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Racing Ralph PerformanceThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20122015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used UsedNew
Mileage 3000 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 11600657
EAN
TPI 6767
Compound ORCPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 548 grams575 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Racing Ralph PerformanceThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 548 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 548 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 54 mm53 mm
Measured Height 52 mm (un-round)51 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 1.3 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not TestedMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested1.40 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 PerformanceThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
27.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00836
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 PerformanceThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not TestedMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Racing Ralph PerformanceThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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