MTB Tire Comparison:
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015 vs
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014

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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaMaxxis
Model Small Block EightIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Year 20152014
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number K1047 212509TB96740000
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound DTC3C MaxxSpeed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.20
Specified Weight 580 grams590 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi60 psi
Made In TaiwanTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1029 x 2.35
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Small Block EightIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Specified Weight 580 grams590 grams
Measured Weight 589 grams581 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm51 mm
Measured Height 50 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mm0.45 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm1.70 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 EightIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
25.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00764
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00809
25.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00761
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
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 EightIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightIkon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 2 / 52 / 5
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