MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017

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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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
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 TB9674000011600251.03
EAN
TPI 12067
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedAddix Speed
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 590 grams630 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi54 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29 x 2.35
29 x 2.20
29 x 2.00
26 x 2.20
26 x 2.00
26x2.25
27.5x2.10
27.5x2.25
29x2.25
29x2.35
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Specified Weight 590 grams630 grams
Measured Weight 581 grams711 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm55 mm
Measured Height 54 mm (un-round)52 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm1.75 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 TLRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
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
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
24.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00719
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
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 TLRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not TestedMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRRacing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 54 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-E Addix Speed
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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