MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014 vs
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015

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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Year 20142015
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 TB9674000011600668
EAN
TPI 12067
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 590 grams710 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi54 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.35
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
29 x 2.60
29 x 2.35
29 x 2.25
27.5 x 3.00
27.5 x 2.80
27.5 x 2.60
27.5 x 2.35
27.5 x 2.25
26 x 2.35
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 590 grams710 grams
Measured Weight 581 grams731 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm55 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm3.6 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm4.7 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 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 Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
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
20.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00609
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
25.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00761
21.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00629
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
22.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00671
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
25.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00749
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 TLRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not Tested7 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRNobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
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Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Nobby Nic TL-E PaceStar
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