MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015 vs
Vittoria Mezcal 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 Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeVittoria
Model Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStarMezcal
Year 20152017
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 11600385.01111.3M3.19.55.111HD
EAN
TPI 127120
Compound PaceStar4C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 520 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi29 psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi58 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 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
29x2.25
29x2.10
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.10
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar 2015
Vittoria Mezcal 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStarMezcal
Specified Weight 520 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 540 grams681 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 55 mm54 mm
Measured Height 53 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.4 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm2.40 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 Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStarMezcal
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Inner Tube 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 Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
22.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00680
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
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 Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStarMezcal
Total Puncture Score Tread 31 Points40 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.7 mm2.4 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStarMezcal
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron LiteSkin PaceStar
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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