MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 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
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Cross King ProtectionIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Year 20202014
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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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 GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 26x2.20
26x2.30
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.30
29x2.20
29x2.30
29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Cross King Protection 2020
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Cross King ProtectionIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Specified Weight 640 grams560 grams
Measured Weight 615 grams583 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 53 mm51 mm
Measured Height 52 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.7 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 1.00 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.90 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Cross King ProtectionIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
22.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00686
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
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
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 Cross King ProtectionIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Cross King ProtectionIkon eXCeption Silkworm
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 51 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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