MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental Race King Sport 2015 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 Sport
  • 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 SportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Year 20152014
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 0100203TB96753400
TPI 3/84120
Compound Exception
Bead WireFolding
ETRTO 55-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 750 grams560 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 55 psi65 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
29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Continental Race King Sport 2015
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Race King SportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Measured Weight 712 grams583 grams
Measured Width Carcass 54 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm51 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 2.5 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.70 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.15 mmNot Tested
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Race King SportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 22.4 Watts30.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 23.0 Watts31.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 24.5 Watts33.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 27.0 Watts38.2 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.006710.00926
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.006890.00941
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.007340.01004
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.008090.01145
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Race King SportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points4 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Race King SportIkon eXCeption Silkworm
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 51 / 5
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  • Continental Race King Sport
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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