MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019 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
  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Aspen EXO TR
  • 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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMaxxisMaxxis
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRAspen EXO TRRekon Race EXO TR
Year 201620192019
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km0 km
Price Range HighHighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number TB96742100ETB96895500ETB00046300
EAN 47177840327194717784033389
TPI 120120120
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedDual CompoundDual Compound
Bead FoldingFoldingFolding
ETRTO 56-62257-62257-622
Size Inch 29"28"28"
Width Inch 2.202.252.25
Specified Weight 720 grams645 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi60 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
29x2.25
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Maxxis Aspen EXO TR 2019
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRAspen EXO TRRekon Race EXO TR
Specified Weight 720 grams645 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 759 grams659 grams680 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 54 mm55 mm56 mm
Measured Height 52 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm2.1 mm1.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm3.3 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm2.00 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 Ardent Race 3C EXO TRAspen EXO TRRekon Race EXO TR
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Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)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
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
26.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00785
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
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 Ardent Race 3C EXO TRAspen EXO TRRekon Race EXO TR
Total Puncture Score Tread 27 Points29 Points25 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.5 mm2 mm1.5 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRAspen EXO TRRekon Race EXO TR
Full Review Full ReviewFull ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
  • Maxxis Aspen EXO TR
  • 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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