MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014 vs
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014

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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
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Year 20142014
Supplied By Bought in storeBought in store
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
New or Used NewNew
Mileage 0 km0 km
Price Range HighHigh
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Manufacturer Part Number TB9675340011600256.01
EAN
TPI 120127
Compound ExceptionPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 560 grams535 grams
Min Air Pressure psi psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi54 psi
Made In TaiwanIndonesia
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
29 x 2.25
29 x 2.10
27.5 x 2.25
27.5 x 2.10
26 x 2.25
26 x 2.10
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar 2014

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622-17C, Pressure: 35 psi / 2.4 bar)
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Specified Weight 560 grams535 grams
Measured Weight 583 grams534 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm55 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm55 mm
Measured Height 53 mm53 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.5 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not TestedNot Tested
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not TestedNot Tested

Rolling Resistance Test Results


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Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph, Load: 42.5 kg)
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Inner Tube Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)Conti MTB 29 (225 gr butyl)
Spin Up Video No VideoNo Video
Rolling Resistance
55 PSI / 3.8 Bar
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
19.1 Watts
CRR: 0.00573
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
19.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00591
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
21.2 Watts
CRR: 0.00635
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
23.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00716
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 SilkwormRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points7 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormRacing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedHighly Recommended
Rating 1 / 55 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
  • Schwalbe Racing Ralph TL-R PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)


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