MTB Tire Comparison:
IRC Mythos XC 2017 vs
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015

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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
  • IRC Mythos XC
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand IRCKenda
Model Mythos XCSmall Block Eight
Year 20172015
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 K1047 212509
TPI 60120
Compound DTC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62254-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.252.10
Specified Weight 710 grams580 grams
Min Air Pressure 40 psi35 psi
Max Air Pressure 45 psi80 psi
Made In ChinaTaiwan
Available Sizes 26x1.95
26x2.10
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
29x2.10
29x2.25
29 x 2.10
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
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IRC Mythos XC 2017
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Mythos XCSmall Block Eight
Measured Weight 701 grams589 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm50 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm50 mm
Measured Height 51 mm50 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.2 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.65 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 2.20 mm1.40 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Mythos XCSmall Block Eight
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 23.2 Watts25.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 24.4 Watts27.0 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 26.6 Watts30.2 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 30.8 Watts35.6 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.006950.00764
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.007310.00809
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.007970.00905
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.009230.01067
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Mythos XCSmall Block Eight
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Mythos XCSmall Block Eight
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 52 / 5
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  • IRC Mythos XC
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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