MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015 vs
Vittoria AKA 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-E PaceStar
  • Vittoria AKA
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStarAKA
Year 20152015
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 11600251.02111.3A9.19.56.111HD
EAN
TPI 67120
Compound PaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62256-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.20
Specified Weight 605 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi35 psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi65 psi
Made In IndonesiaThailand
Available Sizes 29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
Vittoria AKA 2015
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
Vittoria AKA 2015
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Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar 2015
Vittoria AKA 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStarAKA
Specified Weight 605 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 602 grams685 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 55 mm54 mm
Measured Height 52 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not Tested0.55 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested2.40 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-E PaceStarAKA
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
18.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00558
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
36.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01088
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
20.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00624
38.0 Watts
CRR: 0.01139
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
40.7 Watts
CRR: 0.01220
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-E PaceStarAKA
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points12 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStarAKA
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Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 51 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E PaceStar
  • Vittoria AKA
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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