MTB Tire Comparison:
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015 vs
Specialized S-Works Fast Trak 2016

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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
  • Specialized S-Works Fast Trak
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SchwalbeSpecialized
Model Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStarS-Works Fast Trak
Year 20152016
Supplied By Supplied by SchwalbeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 116006570012-4056
EAN
TPI 67120
Compound PaceStar60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.20
Specified Weight 575 grams570 grams
Min Air Pressure 26 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.25
29x2.10
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.10
29x2.30
29x2.10
27.5x2.30
27.5x2.10
26x2.30
26x2.10
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Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
Specialized S-Works Fast Trak 2016
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Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
Specialized S-Works Fast Trak 2016
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Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
Specialized S-Works Fast Trak 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStarS-Works Fast Trak
Specified Weight 575 grams570 grams
Measured Weight 573 grams588 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 53 mm54 mm
Measured Height 51 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 1.4 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm3.1 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm1.70 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 Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStarS-Works Fast Trak
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
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
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
24.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00746
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
28.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00839
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 Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStarS-Works Fast Trak
Total Puncture Score Tread 29 Points25 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 1.4 mm1.7 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 Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStarS-Works Fast Trak
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
  • Specialized S-Works Fast Trak
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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