MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.2 2020 vs
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

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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
  • Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.2
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Cross King Protection 29x2.2Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Year 20202014
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0101471TB96753400
EAN 4019238798043
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliException
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 640 grams560 grams
Min Air Pressure 44 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi65 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 26x2.20
26x2.30
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.30
27.5x2.60
27.5x2.80
29x2.20
29x2.30
29x2.20
26x2.20
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.2 2020
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.2 2020
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.2 2020
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Cross King Protection 29x2.2Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Specified Weight 640 grams560 grams
Measured Weight 615 grams583 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 53 mm51 mm
Measured Height 52 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.7 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyNo Data
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.90 mmNo Data
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 Cross King Protection 29x2.2Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
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
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
29.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00869
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
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 Cross King Protection 29x2.2Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Total Puncture Score Tread 32 PointsNo Data
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 1.9 mmNo Data
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 Cross King Protection 29x2.2Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3.0 / 51.0 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.2
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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