MTB Tire Comparison:
Kenda Small Block Eight 2015 vs
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019

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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 Rekon Race EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand KendaMaxxis
Model Small Block EightRekon Race EXO TR
Year 20152019
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 212509ETB00046300
EAN 4717784033389
TPI 120120
Compound DTCDual Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 54-62257-622
Size Inch 29"28"
Width Inch 2.102.25
Specified Weight 580 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure 35 psi psi
Max Air Pressure 80 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.1029x2.25
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Kenda Small Block Eight 2015
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Small Block EightRekon Race EXO TR
Specified Weight 580 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 589 grams680 grams
Measured Width Carcass 50 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 50 mm56 mm
Measured Height 50 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm1.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.0 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.40 mm1.50 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 Small Block EightRekon Race EXO TR
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Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
30.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00905
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.6 Watts
CRR: 0.01067
31.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00932
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 Small Block EightRekon Race EXO TR
Total Puncture Score Tread 23 Points25 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.4 mm1.5 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Small Block EightRekon Race EXO TR
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Kenda Small Block Eight
  • Maxxis Rekon Race 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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