MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
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 TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
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 TB9674210011601015
EAN
TPI 12067
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedAddix SpeedGrip
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 56-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 720 grams630 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi54 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Specified Weight 720 grams630 grams
Measured Weight 759 grams609 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm54 mm
Measured Height 52 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.70 mm0.90 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm1.65 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 TRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
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
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
24.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00734
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
25.8 Watts
CRR: 0.00773
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
28.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00860
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 TRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3 / 54 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix SpeedGrip
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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