MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

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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 Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20162015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number TB9674210011600657
EAN
TPI 12067
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 56-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 720 grams575 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
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 720 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 759 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 54 mm53 mm
Measured Height 52 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.70 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.50 mm1.40 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 5 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 3 / 55 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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