MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Protection 2020 vs
Maxxis Rekon Race 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 Race King Protection
  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Race King ProtectionRekon Race EXO TR
Year 20202019
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 0101473ETB00046300
EAN 40192387981284717784033389
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliDual Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"28"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 605 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure 44 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 58 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 26x2.20
27.5x2.20
29x2.20
29x2.25
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Continental Race King Protection 2020
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Continental Race King Protection 2020
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Continental Race King Protection 2020
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King ProtectionRekon Race EXO TR
Specified Weight 605 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 588 grams680 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm56 mm
Measured Height 52 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm1.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.0 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 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 ProtectionRekon Race 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
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
18.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00540
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
20.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00606
31.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00932
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 ProtectionRekon Race EXO TR
Total Puncture Score Tread 29 Points25 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 1.8 mm1.5 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 ProtectionRekon Race EXO TR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Protection
  • Maxxis Rekon Race 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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