MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016 vs
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

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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
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSpecialized
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRS-Works Ground Control
Year 20162016
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 TB967421000012-5007
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound 3C MaxxSpeed60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 56-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.30
Specified Weight 720 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi50 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.35
29x2.20
27.5x2.35
27.5x2.20
26x2.35
26x2.20
29x2.30
29x2.10
27.5x2.30
27.5x2.10
26x2.30
26x2.10
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR 2016
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRS-Works Ground Control
Specified Weight 720 grams650 grams
Measured Weight 759 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 54 mm56 mm
Measured Height 52 mm (un-round)53 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.9 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 4.2 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
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 TRS-Works Ground Control
Spin Up Video YouTubeYouTube
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
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Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
29.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00896
27.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00815
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
35.1 Watts
CRR: 0.01052
31.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00938
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 Results (higher is better)
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRS-Works Ground Control
Total Puncture Score Tread 27 Points26 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness 1.5 mm1.8 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ardent Race 3C EXO TRS-Works Ground Control
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Verdict RecommendedRecommended
Rating 3.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ardent Race 3C EXO TR
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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