MTB Tire Comparison:
Kenda Small Block Eight 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
  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaMaxxis
Model Small Block EightArdent 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 HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number K1047 212509TB96742100
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound DTC3C MaxxSpeed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62256-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.20
Specified Weight 580 grams720 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi60 psi
Made In TaiwanTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1029x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
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Kenda Small Block Eight 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 Small Block EightArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Specified Weight 580 grams720 grams
Measured Weight 589 grams759 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm54 mm
Measured Height 50 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.70 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 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 Small Block EightArdent 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
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
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 Small Block EightArdent Race 3C EXO TR
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightArdent Race 3C EXO TR
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 53 / 5
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  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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