MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Performance 2015 vs
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 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 Race King Performance
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Race King PerformanceIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Year 20152014
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range MedHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0150036TB96740000
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound PureGrip3C MaxxSpeed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 660 grams590 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 55 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.20
29x2.00
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.00
26x2.20
26x2.00
29x2.35
29x2.20
29x2.00
26x2.20
26x2.00
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
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Continental Race King Performance 2015
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King PerformanceIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Specified Weight 660 grams590 grams
Measured Weight 669 grams581 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm51 mm
Measured Height 54 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.45 mm1.70 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 Race King PerformanceIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Spin Up Video No VideoNo 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
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
26.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00788
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
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 Race King PerformanceIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Total Puncture Score Tread 50 Points22 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 2.45 mm1.7 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 Race King PerformanceIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 52 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Performance
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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