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 Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

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 TaiwanTaiwan
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
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 (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
Specified Weight 560 grams670 grams
Measured Weight 583 grams680 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm56 mm
Measured Height 53 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm1.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm3.5 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not Tested0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested1.50 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoYouTube
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
22.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00662
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
23.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00710
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
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 eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points6 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points6 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRekon Race EXO TR
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Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 1 / 53 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
  • Maxxis Rekon Race EXO TR
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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