MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014 vs
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

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

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMaxxis
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Year 20142014
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 TB96740000TB96753400
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedException
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.20
Specified Weight 590 grams560 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi65 psi
Made In TaiwanTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.35
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Specified Weight 590 grams560 grams
Measured Weight 581 grams583 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm52 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm51 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mmNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mmNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
25.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00761
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
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 Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not Tested4 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRIkon eXCeption Silkworm
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Verdict Not RecommendedNot Recommended
Rating 2 / 51 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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