MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014 vs
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019

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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
  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR *
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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisMaxxis
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
Year 20142019
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 TB96753400ETB00046300
EAN 4717784033389
TPI 120120
Compound ExceptionDual Compound
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"28"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 560 grams670 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi60 psi
Made In Members OnlyMembers Only
Available Sizes 29x2.20
26x2.20
29x2.25
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR 2019

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
Specified Weight 560 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 583 grams680 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm (un-round)55 mm (un-round)
Measured Width Tread 51 mm56 mm
Measured Height 53 mm (un-round)54 mm (un-round)
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm1.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall No DataMembers Only
Measured Casing Thickness Center No Data1.50 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 eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
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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
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
26.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00794
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
31.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00932
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 Results (higher is better)
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
Total Puncture Score Tread No Data25 Points
Total Puncture Score Sidewall Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Tread Total Tire Thickness No Data1.5 mm
Sidewall Puncture Force Sharp Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Puncture Force Blunt Needle Members OnlyMembers Only
Sidewall Total Tire Thickness Members OnlyMembers Only

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 1.0 / 53.0 / 5
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  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR *
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Pro Members get 9-point radar charts


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