MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport 2014 vs
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014 vs
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 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 RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxisMaxxis
Model Race King RaceSportIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Year 201420142014
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range HighHighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100545TB96740000TB96753400
EAN
TPI 3/180120120
Compound Black Chili3C MaxxSpeedException
Bead FoldingFoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.202.20
Specified Weight 540 grams590 grams560 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi60 psi65 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.20
29x2.00
27.5x2.20
26x2.20
26x2.00
29x2.35
29x2.20
29x2.00
26x2.20
26x2.00
29x2.20
26x2.20
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King RaceSportIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Specified Weight 540 grams590 grams560 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams581 grams583 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm51 mm51 mm
Measured Height 55 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.3 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm3.8 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyNo Data
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm1.70 mmNo Data
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 RaceSportIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Spin Up Video No VideoNo VideoNo Video
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
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 RaceSportIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Total Puncture Score Tread 29 Points22 PointsNo Data
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.7 mm1.7 mmNo Data
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King RaceSportIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedNot RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5.0 / 52.0 / 51.0 / 5
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  • Continental Race King RaceSport
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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