MTB Tire Comparison:
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015 vs
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

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Contents

  1. Manufacturer Specifications
  2. Size and Weight Measurements
  3. Rolling Resistance Test Results
  4. Puncture Resistance Test Results
  5. Conclusion

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaMaxxis
Model Small Block EightIkon eXCeption Silkworm
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
Pricing Amazon.comAmazon.com
Part Number K1047 212509TB96753400
TPI 120120
Compound DTCException
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.102.20
Specified Weight 580 grams560 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi65 psi
Made In TaiwanTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.1029 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Small Block EightIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Measured Weight 589 grams583 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 50 mm51 mm
Measured Height 50 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.50 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mmNot Tested


Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Small Block EightIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 25.5 Watts30.9 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 27.0 Watts31.4 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 30.2 Watts33.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 35.6 Watts38.2 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.007640.00926
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.008090.00941
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.009050.01004
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.010670.01145
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video


Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Small Block EightIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Puncture Resistance Tread 67
Puncture Resistance Side 54


Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 2 / 51 / 5
Pricing Amazon.comAmazon.com


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