MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015 vs
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016

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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 Protection 2015
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Race King Protection 2015Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Year 20152016
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 0100546TB96742100
EAN
TPI 4/240120
Compound Black Chili3C MaxxSpeed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62256-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 645 grams720 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi60 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Continental Race King Protection 2015 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King Protection 2015Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Specified Weight 645 grams720 grams
Measured Weight 629 grams759 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm
Measured Height 54 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.80 mm0.70 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.75 mm1.50 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 Protection 2015Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
21.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00632
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
23.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00698
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
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 Result (higher is better)
Model Race King Protection 2015Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Puncture Resistance Tread 12 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 7 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King Protection 2015Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Protection 2015
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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