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

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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 Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Year 20142015
Supplied By Bought in storeSupplied by Schwalbe
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New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number TB9674000011600657
EAN
TPI 12067
Compound 3C MaxxSpeedPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 590 grams575 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
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 590 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 581 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm53 mm
Measured Height 54 mm (un-round)51 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm1.40 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 TLRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
Members OnlyMembers Only
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
27.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00827
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
31.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00944
22.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00668
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 TLRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not TestedMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 2 / 55 / 5
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  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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