MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Michelin Force XC 2017

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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
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMichelin
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRForce XC
Year 20162017
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 TB96742100
EAN
TPI 1203x110
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 56-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 720 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi58 psi
Made In TaiwanThailand
Available Sizes 29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Michelin Force XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRForce XC
Specified Weight 720 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 759 grams660 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm58 mm
Measured Height 52 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.70 mm0.90 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm2.20 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRForce XC
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
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 Ardent Race 3C EXO TRForce XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRForce XC
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 53 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
  • Michelin Force XC
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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