MTB Tire Comparison:
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016 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
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
  • Vittoria AKA
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SpecializedVittoria
Model S-Works Ground ControlAKA
Year 20162015
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
Buy At
Manufacturer Part Number 0012-5007111.3A9.19.56.111HD
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound 60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 58-62256-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.302.20
Specified Weight 650 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure 25 psi35 psi
Max Air Pressure 50 psi65 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.30
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.30
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.30
26 x 2.10
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
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Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
Vittoria AKA 2015
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Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
Vittoria AKA 2015
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Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
Vittoria AKA 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model S-Works Ground ControlAKA
Specified Weight 650 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 686 grams685 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 56 mm54 mm
Measured Height 53 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 3.2 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.5 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 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 S-Works Ground ControlAKA
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo 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
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
38.0 Watts
CRR: 0.01139
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00938
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 Results (higher is better)
Model S-Works Ground ControlAKA
Total Puncture Score Tread 26 Points53 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 1.8 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 S-Works Ground ControlAKA
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 51 / 5
Buy At
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
  • Vittoria AKA
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts
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