MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport 2014 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 RaceSport
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
Pro Members get 9-point radar charts

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Race King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Year 20142016
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 0100545TB96742100
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black Chili3C MaxxSpeed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62256-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 540 grams720 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Specified Weight 540 grams720 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams759 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm
Measured Height 55 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 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 RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
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
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
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 RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
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Verdict Highly RecommendedRecommended
Rating 5 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Race King RaceSport
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C 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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