MTB Tire Comparison:
Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014 vs
Vittoria Mezcal 2017

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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
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)

Manufacturer Specifications


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Manufacturer Specifications
Brand MaxxisVittoria
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormMezcal
Year 20142017
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 TB96753400111.3M3.19.55.111HD
EAN
TPI 120120
Compound Exception4C G+
Bead FoldingFolding
ETRTO 57-62255-622
Size Inch 29"29"
Width Inch 2.202.25
Specified Weight 560 grams690 grams
Min Air Pressure psi29 psi
Max Air Pressure 65 psi58 psi
Made In TaiwanThailand
Available Sizes 29 x 2.20
26 x 2.20
29x2.25
29x2.10
27.5x2.25
27.5x2.10
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Vittoria Mezcal 2017
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Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm 2014
Vittoria Mezcal 2017

Size and Weight Measurements


Size and Weight Measurements
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormMezcal
Specified Weight 560 grams690 grams
Measured Weight 583 grams681 grams
Measured Width Carcass 52 mm54 mm
Measured Width Tread 51 mm54 mm
Measured Height 53 mm54 mm
Measured Knob Height Center 2.5 mm2.9 mm
Measured Knob Height Edge 3.8 mm4.3 mm
Measured Total Thickness Sidewall Not Tested0.60 mm
Measured Casing Thickness Center Not Tested2.40 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 SilkwormMezcal
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
25.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00770
Rolling Resistance
45 PSI / 3.1 Bar
31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
26.7 Watts
CRR: 0.00800
Rolling Resistance
35 PSI / 2.4 Bar
33.5 Watts
CRR: 0.01004
28.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00851
Rolling Resistance
25 PSI / 1.7 Bar
38.2 Watts
CRR: 0.01145
30.9 Watts
CRR: 0.00926
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 SilkwormMezcal
Puncture Resistance Tread 7 Points9 Points
Puncture Resistance Side 4 Points5 Points

Conclusion


Conclusion
Model Ikon eXCeption SilkwormMezcal
Full Review Full ReviewFull Review
Verdict Not RecommendedRecommended
Rating 1 / 53 / 5
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  • Maxxis Ikon eXCeption Silkworm
  • Vittoria Mezcal
Performance compared to all other MTB tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - highest - strongest)
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