MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Michelin Jet XCR 2020

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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 Jet XCR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMichelin
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRJet XCR
Year 20162020
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 TB96742100492256
EAN 3528704922567
TPI 1203x150
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedGum-X2D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 56-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 720 grams600 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
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Michelin Jet XCR 2020
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Michelin Jet XCR 2020
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Michelin Jet XCR 2020

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRJet XCR
Specified Weight 720 grams600 grams
Measured Weight 759 grams627 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm56 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm57 mm
Measured Height 52 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm1.8 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm4.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.70 mm0.95 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm1.80 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 TRJet XCR
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
25.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00752
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
26.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00797
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
33.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00995
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 Result (higher is better)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRJet XCR
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRJet XCR
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Verdict RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 3 / 52 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
  • Michelin Jet XCR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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