MTB Tire Comparison:
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016 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
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand SpecializedVittoria
Model S-Works Ground ControlMezcal
Year 20162017
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 0012-5007111.3M3.19.55.111HD
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound 60a4C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 58-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.302.25
Specified Weight 650 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure 25 psi29 psi
Max Air Pressure 50 psi58 psi
Made In TaiwanThailand
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
29x2.25
29x2.10
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.10
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Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
Vittoria Mezcal 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model S-Works Ground ControlMezcal
Specified Weight 650 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 686 grams681 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 56 mm54 mm
Measured Height 53 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 3.2 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.5 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.60 mm
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 mm inner width rim.

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model S-Works Ground ControlMezcal
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
24.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00740
25.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00770
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
26.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00800
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00938
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 Result (higher is better)
Model S-Works Ground ControlMezcal
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model S-Works Ground ControlMezcal
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
Buy At
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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