MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021 vs
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019

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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 29x2.3
  • Maxxis Aspen EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Cross King Protection 29x2.3Aspen EXO TR
Year 20212019
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 0101475ETB96895500
EAN 40192387984184717784032719
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliDual Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 58-62257-622
Size Inch 29"28"
Width Inch 2.302.25
Specified Weight 755 grams645 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 54 psi60 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
26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019
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Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3 2021
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Cross King Protection 29x2.3Aspen EXO TR
Specified Weight 755 grams645 grams
Measured Weight 745 grams659 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 58 mm55 mm
Measured Height 55 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 3.2 mm2.1 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 5.1 mm3.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm2.00 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 Cross King Protection 29x2.3Aspen EXO TR
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Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00893
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
32.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00986
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
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 29x2.3Aspen EXO TR
Total Puncture Score Tread 37 Points29 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 2.2 mm2 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 Cross King Protection 29x2.3Aspen EXO TR
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Continental Cross King Protection 29x2.3
  • Maxxis Aspen EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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