MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 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
  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
  • Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisSchwalbe
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormThunder 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 TB9675340011600657
EAN
TPI 12067
Compound ExceptionPaceStar
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62257-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 560 grams575 grams
Min Air Pressure psi26 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
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Schwalbe Thunder Burt TL-E PaceStar 2015

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Specified Weight 560 grams575 grams
Measured Weight 583 grams573 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm53 mm
Measured Height 53 mm51 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm1.4 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm3.8 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not Tested0.85 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested1.40 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 eXCeption SilkwormThunder Burt TL-E 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
18.5 Watts
CRR: 0.00555
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
19.3 Watts
CRR: 0.00579
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
20.0 Watts
CRR: 0.00600
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
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 eXCeption SilkwormThunder Burt TL-E PaceStar
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points8 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points6 Points

Conclusion


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


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