MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014 vs
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

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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
  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSpecialized
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRS-Works Ground Control
Year 20142016
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 TB967400000012-5007
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound 3C MaxxSpeed60a
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62258-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.30
Specified Weight 590 grams650 grams
Min Air Pressure psi25 psi
Max Air Pressure 60 psi50 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 2.30
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.30
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.30
26 x 2.10
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016
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Maxxis Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLR 2014
Specialized S-Works Ground Control 2016

Size and Weight Measurements


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Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRS-Works Ground Control
Specified Weight 590 grams650 grams
Measured Weight 581 grams686 grams
Measured Width Carcass 53 mm53 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm56 mm
Measured Height 54 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.3 mm3.2 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm4.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall 0.45 mm0.50 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center 1.70 mm1.80 mm
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Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRS-Works Ground Control
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 55 psi 24.2 Watts24.7 Watts
Rolling Resistance 45 psi 25.4 Watts25.5 Watts
Rolling Resistance 35 psi 27.6 Watts27.2 Watts
Rolling Resistance 25 psi 31.5 Watts31.3 Watts
CRR 55 psi / 3.8 Bar 0.007250.00740
CRR 45 psi / 3.1 Bar 0.007610.00764
CRR 35 psi / 2.4 Bar 0.008270.00815
CRR 25 psi / 1.7 Bar 0.009440.00938
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Puncture Resistance Test Results


Puncture Resistance Test Result (higher is better)
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRS-Works Ground Control
Puncture Resistance Tread 6 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side Not Tested5 Points
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Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon 3C MaxxSpeed TLRS-Works Ground Control
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 2 / 53 / 5
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  • Specialized S-Works Ground Control
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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