MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012

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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRRacing Ralph Performance
Year 20162012
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
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New or Used NewUsed
Mileage 0 km3000 km
Price Range HighMed
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Manufacturer Part Number TB96742100
EAN
TPI 12067
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedORC
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 56-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 720 grams548 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi65 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Racing Ralph Performance 2012

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRRacing Ralph Performance
Specified Weight 720 grams548 grams
Measured Weight 759 grams548 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm54 mm
Measured Height 52 mm52 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm1.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm4.2 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.70 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRRacing Ralph Performance
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video YouTubeNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
25.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00776
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
20.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00626
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
27.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00836
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 TRRacing Ralph Performance
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 PointsNot Tested

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRRacing Ralph Performance
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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