MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017 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 Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSchwalbe
Model Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGripThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20172015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 1160101811600657
EAN
TPI 6767
Compound Addix SpeedGripPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.25
Specified Weight 610 grams575 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi54 psi
Made In IndonesiaIndonesia
Available Sizes 27.5x2.25
27.5x2.60
27.5x2.80
27.5x3.00
29x2.25
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGripThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 610 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 606 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm53 mm
Measured Height 51 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.4 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.3 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 1.00 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.30 mm1.40 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 TL-E Addix SpeedGripThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00701
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
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 Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGripThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 6 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGripThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 4 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Rocket Ron TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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