MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Sport 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 Sport
  • 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 SportArdent 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 LowHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number 0100203TB96742100
EAN
TPI 3/84120
Compound 3C MaxxSpeed
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 55-62256-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 750 grams720 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 55 psi60 psi
Made In ChinaTaiwan
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 Sport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Race King SportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Specified Weight 750 grams720 grams
Measured Weight 712 grams759 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 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 0.70 mm0.70 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.15 mm1.50 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Race King SportArdent 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
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
23.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00689
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
24.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00734
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
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 SportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King SportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Sport
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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