MTB Tire Comparison:
Continental X-King RaceSport 2015 vs
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 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 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 ContinentalMaxxisMaxxis
Model X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TRIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Year 201520162014
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 0100531TB96742100TB96740000
EAN
TPI 3/180120120
Compound Black Chili3C MaxxSpeed3C MaxxSpeed
Bead FoldingFoldingFolding
ETRTO 55-62256-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.202.20
Specified Weight 555 grams720 grams590 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi60 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.40
29x2.20
29x2.00
27.5x2.20
27.5x2.00
26x2.40
26x2.20
26x2.00
29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
29x2.35
29x2.20
29x2.00
26x2.20
26x2.00
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
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Continental X-King RaceSport 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TRIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Specified Weight 555 grams720 grams590 grams
Measured Weight 564 grams759 grams581 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 52 mm54 mm51 mm
Measured Height 51 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.2 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.80 mm1.50 mm1.70 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


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Rolling Resistance Test Results
Model X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TRIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTubeNo 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
22.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00683
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
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 X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TRIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Total Puncture Score Tread 40 Points27 Points22 Points
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 1.8 mm1.5 mm1.7 mm
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 X-King RaceSportArdent Race 3C EXO TRIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 4 / 53 / 52 / 5
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  • 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


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