MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King RaceSport 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
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand ContinentalMaxxis
Model Race King RaceSportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Year 20142014
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 0100545TB96753400
EAN
TPI 3/180120
Compound Black ChiliException
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 540 grams560 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi65 psi
Made In GermanyTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Race King RaceSport 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Race King RaceSportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Specified Weight 540 grams560 grams
Measured Weight 497 grams583 grams
Measured Width Carcass 55 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm51 mm
Measured Height 55 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mmNot Tested
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 eXCeption Silkworm
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
18.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00540
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
18.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00561
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
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 Result (higher is better)
Model Race King RaceSportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King RaceSportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Highly RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 5 / 51 / 5
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  • Continental Race King RaceSport
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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