MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014 vs
Michelin Force XC 2017

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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMichelin
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRForce XC
Year 20142017
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 TB96740000
EAN
TPI 1203x110
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedGum-X3D
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 590 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi58 psi
Made In TaiwanThailand
Available Sizes 29 x 2.35
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
26x2.10
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.10
29x2.25
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Michelin Force XC 2017
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Michelin Force XC 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRForce XC
Specified Weight 590 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 581 grams660 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm58 mm
Measured Height 54 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm2.3 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm5.0 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.90 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm2.20 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 Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRForce XC
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
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Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
24.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00725
29.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00887
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
25.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00761
30.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00917
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
32.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00965
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
35.3 Watts
CRR: 0.01058
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 Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRForce XC
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points10 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not Tested6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRForce XC
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 53 / 5
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  • Michelin Force XC
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