Mountain Bike Magazine SANI - Autumn 2018 - Page 88

GEAR | TALKING TYRES Brand Name and price TPI Actual weight Ease of seating (1-10) Bontrager XR2 Team Issue (RRP R799) 29 2.35 60mm 57mm 27mm 120 705gm 9 Chaoyang Rock Wolf (RRP R440) 29 2.35 60mm 58mm 27mm 60 909gm 8 Chaoyang Zippering TR (RRP R520) 29 2.2 56mm 53mm 27mm 120 686gm 7 Continental Race King ProTection Black Chilli (RRP R795, previous generation) 29 2.2 56mm 53mm 23mm 180 (240 under the tread) 639gm 8 Continental Mountain King ProTection Black Chilli (RRP R985) 27.5 2.3 59mm 57mm 29mm 180 (240 under the tread) 962gm 8 Continental Cross King ProTection (RRP R985) 29 2.2 56mm 53mm 23mm 180 (240 under the tread) 647gm 7 Continental Cross King II ProTection (RRP R985) 29 2.3 59mm 56mm 23mm 181 (240 under the tread) 757gm 8 Mavic Crossmax Charge XL (RRP R1 015) 27.5 2.4 61mm 59mm 29mm 132 975gm 9 Mavic Pulse Pro (RRP R890) 29 2.1 54mm 52mm 23mm 127 641gm 9 Schwalbe Racing Ralph ADDIX Speed (RRP R875) 29 2.25 58mm 54mm 23mm 60 621gm 7 Schwalbe Racing Ralph ADDIX SpeedGrip (RRP R875) 29 2.25 58mm 54mm 23mm 60 689gm 7 Schwalbe Rocket Ron ADDIX Speed (RRP R875) 29 2.25 58mm 54mm 23mm 60 620gm 7 Schwalbe Rocket Ron ADDIX SpeedGrip (RRP R875) 29 2.25 58mm 54mm 23mm 60 609gm 7 Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance (RRP R550) 29 2.25 58mm 54mm 23mm 60 703gm 6 Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance (RRP R550) 29 2.25 58mm 54mm 23mm 60 824gm 6 Schwalbe Nobby Nick Performance (RRP R550) 29 2.25 58mm 54mm 23mm 60 877gm 6 Specialized Butcher GRID 2Bliss Ready (RRP R690) 29 2.6 67mm 60mm 27mm 60 959gm 8 Specialized Slaughter GRID 2Bliss Ready (e-bike certified)(RRP R690) 27.5 2.8 72mm 73mm 40mm 60 993gm 8 Specialized Fast Trak GRID 2Bliss Ready (RRP R690) 29 2.2 56mm 54mm 28mm 60 712gm 8 Specialized Ground Control GRID 2Bliss Ready (RRP R690) 29 2.3 59mm 56mm 28mm 60 851gm 8 Vredestein Black Panther Xtreme TLR (RRP R600) 27.5 2.2 56mm 53mm 23mm 120 642gm 8 Vredestein Bobcat TLR (RRP R600) 27.5 2.35 60mm 57mm 23mm 120 832gm 8 Vredestein Black Panther TLR (RRP R600) 29 2.2 56mm 50mm 23mm 120 671gm 8 Vredestein Black Panther Xtrac TLR (RRP R600) 29 2.2 56mm 49mm 23mm 120 667gm 8 Vredestein Black Panther Xtreme TLR (RRP R600) 29 2.2 56mm 48mm 23mm 120 684gm 8 Vredestein Spotted Cat TLR (RRP R600) 29 2 51mm 47mm 23mm 120 579gm 8 Vredestein Bobcat TLR (RRP R600) 29 2.35 60mm 59mm 29mm 120 869gm 8 DEDUCTIONS FROM THE TABLE: 88 | MTB | tech talk Wheel size Published Published Actual size Mounted size (inch) size at 25psi rim width 120 TPI tyres seem to inflate easier, although they do need a bit more wresting to get them onto the rim. We think this is down to it being less stretchy. The UST tyres were the easiest of all to seat and inflate. The size you see is not always the size you get. Sometimes it is to do with the rim width, but not always. If possible, try and see the tyre on a rim and inflated.