MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015 vs
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016

Facebook like buttonTwitter like buttonEmail share button

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 X-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 X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Year 20152016
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
Buy At Ad Amazon.com
Manufacturer Part Number 0100531TB96742100
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 555 grams720 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.40
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
27.5 x 2.20
27.5 2.00
26 x 2.40
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
Image
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Image
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Image
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Specified Weight 555 grams720 grams
Measured Weight 564 grams759 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 52 mm54 mm
Measured Height 51 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 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


advertisement
Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model X-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
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
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 X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Puncture Resistance Tread 10 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 5
Buy At Ad Amazon.com
  • Continental X-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


Get updates on new articles